Building for Cancer Victims

cancer victims architecture

Here's an architectural project with a rather interesting history behind it.  Maggie Keswick took initiative to care for cancer victims, along with the idea that even the look of the center itself can have such a profound impact on someone's life.  Hence, the futuristic design of this building was made to inspire hope among its patients.  It is certainly an uplifting design that never fails to impress and make people feel right at home.

Geometric Designs

zaha hadid architecture development residential

Zaha Hadid makes their mark yet again with this residential development project.  It's geometric design certainly makes for quite a stand out.  Some neat features include window which regulate light movement throughout several rooms.  It's also got art galleries spanning across two floors, as well as 8 residential spaces in development.

The Bergisel Ski Jump

The Bergisel Ski Jump

The Bergisel Ski Jump is practically a colossus of a tower.  It offers a great view of the surrounding landscape, thanks to the terraces.  It even has a panoramic cafe for you to drink your coffee at while admiring the scenery.  In order to access it for some skiing, you'd have to ride a twin lift.

BMW Factory

bmw factory RIBA European award

This building actually won the 2006 RIBA European Award.  Its overall cost was $1.55 billion, certainly reflective of the brand itself.  After all, it does manufacture BMW 3 Series vehicles.  This is most certainly a distinct and innovative design unlike anything Zaha Hadid has ever tackled before.

Madrid Civil Courts of Justice

madrid spain civil courts

The Madrid Civil Courts of Justice building looks like a living organism that rotates.  The dynamic design certainly changes the whole landscape which it is surrounded by.  As far as electricity is concerned, t's got photovoltaic cells, natural ventilation as well as regulated temps.  This structure is definitely everything but boring.

London Aquatics Center

london aquatics olympics zaha hadid architecture

The London Aquatics Center is most definitely the signature design of Zaha Hadid.  It was considered a masterpiece by IOC President Jacques Rogge.  It looks like an enormous body of water that continuously flows.  The geometric curves certainly draw attention to the entire building, and is a definitive example of futuristic design.