Zaha Hadid’s “floating Inspiration”

Zaha Hadid is a winner of many international competitions, theoretically influential and ground breaking.

A number of Hadid’s winning designs were initially never built. The Peak Club in Hong Kong (1983) shown in this post is one of them.


Hadid‘s Process of Exploring through Painting is Inspiring….

But what are Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources?

The image shown below is Chernikhov’s  futuristic building, Demonstrating his search for the forms and images of new architecture.

It was published in his book  “Architectural Fantasies” (1925-1933)


And this is Zaha Hadid’s image for the Peak Club international competitions in Hong Kong (1983)

 Notice the architectural characteristic features identical in both Images

1. Hovering Rectangular volumes.

2. Floating curve.

3. Constructivists visionary power

4. Vertical cylindrical elements

Eliinbar Sketches 2012 Zaha Hadid’s “floating Inspiration”

Could it be that Chernikhov’s image, is Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration source for the Peak Club design?

For you to judge….

What did I learn from this post?

Zaha Hadid’s projects hover and float, animated by the same visionary power that marked the ground–breaking Constructivist structures that Vladimir Tatlin, El Lissitzky, Moisei Ginzburg  and Chernikhov imagined….

And for dessert….

What do you say about Zaha hadid’s MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts floating structureshown in the image below ?

Can you imagine what are its origins (“Inspiration Sources”)?

 Zaha Hadid Archirect

MAXXI National Museum of  XXI  Century Arts

 Rome Italy 2009

You are invited to visit my previous posts showing talented architects getting inspired by the Russian Constructivist imaginary images of futuristic buildings.  

Zaha Hadid “Formal Inspiration”

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill & Yakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”? 2

O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”…us-inspiration/ 

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS


 in my Facebook


“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture

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