Since her sudden death from a heart attack last year, fans of Zaha Hadid have been dying to see any existing work designed by the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner. And lucky for us, the late architect’s three-bedroom, four-bathroom Miami condo has just been listed on the market for a cool $10 million.
According to the listing with agent Rex Hamilton, the 2,229-square-foot property boasts ocean front views as it wraps around the east and south sides of the popular W Hotel in Miami. The residence is comprised of a two-bedroom main apartment as well as a totally separate one-bedroom guest apartment, leaving plenty of room for visitors. Both the living room and the outdoor terraces feature picturesque views into the sparkly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Another plus for the lucky buyer? The condo comes with the option to purchase custom furniture creations designed by Hadid herself. The late architect designed furniture pieces that are just like art and that have been “created especially and exactly” for that specific space.
Hadid, who called this residence her favorite “home away from home,” mainly used the apartment as a vacation house for her frequent visits to the Sunshine State.
Zaha is most well-known for her out-of-the-box architecture, which was heavy on smooth curves and concave shapes. The mastermind always had unique methods in her design, using a photocopier to bend lines and create new shapes before the invention of the computer. Hadid was also known to use surrounding landscape design as inspiration for her her projects. Some of her greatest and most well-known works include the Guangzhou Opera House, Rome’s MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, and the London Olympic Aquatic Centre to name a few.
With that being said, it’s not surprising that Hadid’s list of accomplishments is rather impressive. In 2004, the Baghdad-born architect became the only female to ever win the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize since it started being handed out in 1979. She was also handed another coveted award, the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2016.
But it wasn’t an easy road to achieve what Zaha did in her lifetime. Both race and sexism hindered her climb to the top. In an interview with Newsweek in 2011, Hadid spoke about the challenges she faced while working in an industry that is primarily dominated by men.
“I think you’re displaced—they don’t expect you to do things like a guy does. So they give you a certain freedom, but whether they accept what you do is another story.… They couldn’t pigeonhole me: I was crazy; the work was crazy; I was Iraqi; I’m a woman.”‘
In the same interview, Hadid expressed her displeasure with the term “diva.”
“They always say I’m a diva—but they don’t call the guys a diva. It’s just because I’m a woman,”
Today, Google has paid homage to Hadid by giving her her very own Google doodle.
— Google (@Google) May 31, 2017
And social media users took to Twitter to remember the greatest female architect of our generation. Some tributes were simple.
“Today we remember power and grace.”
While others were more heartfelt.
“One year Zaha Hadid has passed: The woman who reshaped modern architecture #zahahadid #tokenstudio #architecture #project”
One user even posted a beautiful collage of Hadid’s greatest works along with a simple message.
“Architect Zaha Hadid was the first female winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize on this day. Here’s some of her Iconic Works. #zahahadid”
Bottom line — even if you can’t afford to buy Hadid’s sick Miami pad, we can all at least take a moment to pay tribute to the greatest female architect of all time. She absolutely deserves that.
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