If Architecture is Woman, this is the Sophia Loren of buildings (part deux…)

Zaha Hadid’s passing was a shock to the world of architecture and aficionados of great art alike.  She brought a unique feminine mystique and perspective to the projects entrusted to her, never compromising a very distinct point of view.  If the limits of engineering were tested by her ground-breaking building lines, the results undeniably became timeless.  We’re including some of her greatest achievements here and a copy of a post from last year about her first project for New York City.


Pritzer Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid unveiled her first project in New York City, a condominium at West 28th Street near the city’s High Line pedestrian park.  Her characteristic materials, which bend into sensuous curves much like Frank Gehry’s titanium designs for the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, are showcased spectacularly.  The High Line’s Standard Hotel, which sits atop the park, has been that urban project’s focus for some time.  It now has competition.

Piquadro, the Italian leather company…

…has somehow managed to top themselves with the introduction of their Blue Square Line.  Although designed for the business person, particularly those who travel frequently, their latest products will appeal to any and all design enthusiasts.  Pictured below, for example, is their leather shopping bag.  Of course, this being an Italian company, it’s no mere bag.  It contains pockets for laptops, iPads, an umbrella and is convertible to a backpack.

Piquadro Blue Square-01

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