Friday, April 1, 2016


Hadid was an architect of many trades.  She was also known as a designer of spectacles.  Her work was controversial, politically colorblind and often veering on demagoguery.
Contrary to Koolhaas, Nouvel or Piano, among others, she reversed hierarchies. Architecture did not serve art or function, both became accessories to architecture.  Hence, she indulged in a formal vocabulary which chose to go after the highs rather than the serene, the souffle rate-look over transparency. No wonder that "strong" regimes liked her as well. Her medium often looks "culinary", a pasta dish gone amok.  She was unique, she was impervious, and should remain an interesting parenthesis, no more.

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