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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 2

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011,Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present MVRDV’s ”Kissing Towers” in Donau City ,Vienna  and Zaha Hadid;s “Stone Towers” in Cairo, Egypt.

In my future posts I will continue my journey uncovering Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources.  

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Tools” for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration


                              MVRDV Architects 

 model of the ”Kissing Towers” Donau City   Vienna 


Zaha Hadid Architects

“Stone Towers” Cairo, Egypt


Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects about the “Stone Towers” :

 “Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient Egyptian stonework, the north and south facades of each tower will be covered with recesses and protrusions emphasising the effects of light and shadow on the surfaces”

“Ancient Egyptian stonework incorporates a vast array of patterns and textures that, when illuminated by the intense sunlight of the region, creates animated displays of light and shadow”

Zaha Hadid Architects “Stone Towers” & Direct Sunlight

Zaha Hadid is very aware to the “Place” she is designing her Buildings.

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are “Places”  her Inspiration Sources?


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Zaha Hadid & MVRDV – “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by eliinbar

At the year 2002MVRDV architects office designed a group of towers for the Donau city  in Vienna. The project was inspired by critical thinking about skyscrapers.

The result was a three dimensional City.

MVRDV’s towers were called the “Kissing Towers”.

At the same year Zaha Hadid designed two “Kissing Towers” for Ground -zero in New- York City. 

Four years later Zaha Hadid designed three towers for Dubai, they were called the “Dancing Towers”.

MVRDV Architects _model of the “Kissing Towers” _ Donau City _ Vienna _ 2002

Zaha Hadid Architect _ Two “kissing Towers” _ Ground zero _ New York _ 2002

Zaha Hadid Architect _ “Dancing Towers” _ Dubai _ 2006