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Zaha Hadid’s Imaginary Inspiration Source?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by eliinbar

Can an Architectural drawing of a building-cross-section, be an Inspiration Source for a talent architect?

Recently I found  a sketch of an architectural-cross-section scribbled  by Le Corbusier in 1927, for an urban Villa.

  Le Corbusier’s

cross-section sketch for an urban Villa


Zaha Hadid Architect

Contemporary Arts Center

Cincinnati Ohio USA  2001-2003

Is Le Corbusier’s cross-section, the inspiration Source for the Contemporary Arts Center designed by Zaha Hadid in Cincinnati?

The first museum designed by a woman architect in the U.S.

Zaha Hadid’s cross-section

for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati


Eliinbar sketches 2011   Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources?

 Note the following similar characteristics:

1. The unique morphology of the curve at the junction between wall and floor in the lower left of the sketch.

2. Clear division into two parts. Open vertical space with stairs and closed horizontal spaces.

3. The closed spaces are characterized by shifting relation to each other. Open spaces are obtained by the steps.

For you to judge….


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