31 Oct 1950 – 31 Mar 2016 Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi born, London based architect who was famous for her unique architectural style. “People think that the most appropriate building is a rectangle, because that’s typically the best way of using space. But...the world is not a rectangle!” - Zaha Hadid Fluid, gravity defying, chaotic & in flux...these are just a few words that have been used to describe Hadid’s designs. Her multiperspective approach and use of fragmented geometry was unprecedented, reminiscent of the dissarray, that is modern life (Design Museum, 2014). Although initally swept up in the movement of deconstructivism, Hadid’s developments and advances in the field were so groundbreaking that in order to classify her designs, a new style had to be created. And so Parametricism came into fruition. This terminology was devised by Patrik Schumacher, Zaha’s business partner.
QUEEN OF THE CURVE