Zaha Hadid

Architecture, Starchitecture, Technology

Google Earth, Frank Gehry, New York by Gehry

As part of its relaunch, Google Earth, a program that allows users to explore the planet virtually, now features guided tours of projects by various architects, like Frank Gehry and the late Zaha Hadid. As ArchDaily learned, the relaunch allows users to orbit the entire globe in 3D, instead of simply exploring isolated cities. It also enhanced the web application’s accessibility, with searches within the app providing snapshots of information about the places. Plus, using the app is free of charge and users do not have to pay or install any software.

Explore the Google Earth relaunch

Chelsea, Interiors, Starchitecture

Just a few days after the first anniversary of Zaha Hadid‘s death, developer Related Companies has revealed the first look inside the apartments at 520 West 28th Street–the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first (and possibly only) NYC project. The first is a 4,500-square-foot, $15 million four-bedroom designed by Jennifer Post, combining her signature elegant, minimal aesthetic with Hadid’s futuristic, architectural vision. The other is a 1,700-square-foot, $4.9 million unit from West Chin who employs his signature modern style in a way that complements the building’s signature curves and organic indoor and outdoor architecture. Both spaces will serve as the building’s sales gallery before the anticipated June 2017 move-in.

See all the renderings here

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Architecture, Features, Starchitecture

Zaha Hadid’s unknown, unbuilt and celebrated projects in New York City

By Ondel Hylton and Dana Schulz, Fri, March 31, 2017

A year ago today, Zaha Hadid’s sudden passing at age 65 rocked the architecture world. Best known for her signature swooping and curving forms and for being the first female to win the Pritzker Prize, she surprisingly has only one project in NYC, the under-construction 520 West 28th Street. Likely due to an unwillingness to tame her energetic visions to suit a developer’s bottom line, the majority of her work envisioned for the city remains unbuilt. To mark the one-year anniversary of her passing and to pay tribute to her “larger than life” creations and personality, 6sqft has rounded up Zaha Hadid’s projects and proposals for NYC.

All the projects, this way

Midtown East, Starchitecture

A rendering of 666 Fifth Avenue. Credit: Kushner Companies/Zaha Hadid Architects

As 6sqft previously reported, 666 Fifth Avenue owners Kushner Companies and Vornado Realty Trust have been seeking financing for a new skyscraper planned for the site of the Midtown office tower that Kushner purchased for $1.8 billion in 2007; Chinese company Anbang Insurance Group is said to have been considering a substantial stake in the tower. Though it was reported that the redevelopment could be valued at $7.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal now cites sources who say the value could be as much as $12 billion, and that a reported deal with Anbang may be far from a sure thing. That huge number represents the projected value of what Kushner envisions as a 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use luxury tower with a design provided by the late Zaha Hadid in 2015, nine floors of retail, a hotel and big-ticket luxury condos on its upper floors.

Find out more about the possibly maybe very big deal

Architecture, Art, Chelsea

Related Companies is looking to expand on Chelsea‘s cultural character as a world-famous art district, as well as expand this “gallery corridor” north towards Hudson Yards, as part of an initiative called The New West Chelsea. According to a press release from the developer, they’re adding 15 new gallery spaces around their luxury condo at 520 West 28th Street, the late Zaha Hadid‘s undulating High Line stunner. A new space called High Line Nine, which will be located next to the condo and under the elevated park, will be modeled on a European galleria, complete with nine “boutique exhibition spaces,” a cafe/wine bar with outdoor seating, catering kitchen, and amenity packages. They’ll also add four galleries within the base of the condo, as well as two stand-alone spaces on the block.

More renderings and details ahead

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Starchitecture

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video in which the firm’s late principal, internationally celebrated starchitect Zaha Hadid, discusses the ideas that influenced the iconic, innovative and controversial design of her first residential project in New York City, the High Line adjacent 520 West 28th Street, developed by Related Cos. The 11-story residence was voted 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year and is currently nearing completion.

‘more freedom to innovate’

Featured Story

Architecture, building of the year, condos, Features, New Developments

Announcing 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Wed, December 14, 2016

You came, you voted, and now it’s time to award the title of 2016 Building of the Year to none other than 520 West 28th Street! The undulating beauty along the High Line beat out 11 other game-changing buildings in a fierce two-week competition held right here on 6sqft. Out of nearly 25,000 votes cast, the Zaha Hadid-designed, Related Companies-developed structure emerged as the winner, taking away 8,382 of the count, or 33.62% of the total.

more details on the runners-up

Featured Story

building of the year, Features, New Developments

VOTE for 6sqft’s 2016 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Sat, December 10, 2016

For new developments, 2015 was the year of reveals, but 2016 was all about watching these buildings reshape our city. Ahead we’ve narrowed a list of 12 news-making residential structures, each noted for their distinctive design, blockbuster prices, or their game-changing potential on the skyline or NYC neighborhoods.

Which of these you think deserves 6sqft’s title of 2016 Building of the Year? Have your say below. Polls for our third annual competition will be open up until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 11th*, and we will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 13th!

Learn more about each of the buildings in the running here

Events, Starchitecture, Video

mario bellini's home

You’ve admired their buildings, now go inside their homes. On October 1st, the Architecture and Design Film Festival will host the U.S. premiere of “Where Architects Live,” a fascinating documentary that offers an intimate look into private interiors—and the daily lives—of eight of the world’s most important architects, including Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain.

Watch the trailer here

Chelsea, condos, New Developments, Starchitecture

220 11th avenue zaha hadid-nyc

At the beginning of June, 6sqft reported that the Moinian Group would be moving ahead with a project at 220 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea that they had collaborated on over a year ago with the late Zaha Hadid. This is located just three blocks away from the starchitect’s only other New York Commission at 520 West 28th Street along the High Line.

At the time, the developer announced that the new building will be “a collection of signature loft-like condominium residences, a collection of penthouses and a cultural institution to establish itself as the hub of the world renowned art district that is West Chelsea.” Yimby has now revealed that Moinian filed official permits for the 11-story structure, which will boast 40 large condos, a museum, and a restaurant.

More details right this way

Chelsea, condos, New Developments, Starchitecture

When the architecture community learned of the passing of Zaha Hadid in late March, it came as a bit of consolation that her first and only building in New York, 520 West 28th Street, had already begun to take shape along the High Line, ensuring that her legacy would last in our skyline. In much welcome news, 6sqft learns today that yet another design of hers will rise just three blocks away in Chelsea.

A press release from The Moinian Group reveals that more than a year ago they worked with Hadid and her team to explore possibilities for 220 Eleventh Avenue, one of her final creations. The developer announced that the new building will be “a collection of signature loft-like condominium residences, a collection of penthouses and a cultural institution to establish itself as the hub of the world renowned art district that is West Chelsea.”

More details this way

Chelsea, Cool Listings, Starchitecture

Zaha Hadid High Line Penthouse

The 6,853-square-foot triplex penthouse atop the 11-story 520 West 28th Street condominium on the High Line, designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, has arrived on the market for the first time for the as-promised ask of $50 million. The architecturally unique 39-unit building, Hadid’s first–and, sadly, only–ground-up structure in New York City, has interiors also overseen and designed by the architect.

Related Companies, the building’s developer, speaks of the honor of collaborating with “one of the world’s most visionary architects, Dame Zaha Hadid, on the design for 520 West 28th. The design is being realized as she envisioned–each residence is a work of art unto itself–and the penthouse in particular is a spectacular example of this, including various unique elements such as a sculptural three-story staircase, designed by Hadid, which unites all levels of the triplex residence.”

Find out about this one-of-a-kind penthouse

Starchitecture

Famed Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at Age 65

By Diane Pham, Thu, March 31, 2016

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6sqft is sad to report that world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has passed away. According to BBC News, Ms. Hadid died of a heart attack today in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.

The Baghdad-born Iraqi-British architect is considered one of today’s most prolific and her works have been commissioned across the globe, including here in New York where her first Manhattan building is currently on the rise at 520 West 28th Street (seen above). Hadid was the first female architect to receive a Pritzker Prize award (2004) and she was also the first woman to receive the RIBA Gold Medal (2015).

more here

Chelsea, condos, Cool Listings, New Developments, Starchitecture

Listings Launch for Zaha Hadid’s High Line Condos

By Dana Schulz, Fri, October 30, 2015

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid, Related Companies, High Line 2

Though sales launched earlier this month at Zaha Hadid’s curving High Line condo building, her first commission in NYC, there were no public listings. The wait is over, though, as they’ve just gone live, providing long-anticipated pricing and floorplans.

The eleven-story building at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea will offer 39 two- to five-bedroom homes, all of which take advantage of the starchitect’s signature swooping construction. They’ll range from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the largest penthouse, but the three residences listed on Corcoran are a $6.4 million two-bedroom unit; a $9.4 million three-bedroom; and a $16 million four-bedroom.

Ogle the floorplans and renderings

Featured Story

Architecture, Chelsea, condos, Features, New Developments, Starchitecture, Video

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid, Related Companies, High Line 2

Related Companies has officially launched sales for their highly-anticipated upcoming condominium, 520 West 28th Street. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect and artist Zaha Hadid, the eleven-story building will be Hadid’s first ground-up structure in New York and will offer 39 distinctive two- to five-bedroom homes priced from $4,950,000 to $50 million for the largest penthouse.

The under construction building, now five-stories up, rises alongside the High Line elevated park from an L-shaped parcel between West 27th and 28th Streets in the center of West Chelsea’s art gallery district. Related Companies purchased the site for $65 million in 2012 and soon after commissioned the Iraqi-British designer, who beat out the likes of fellow Brit, Norman Foster. Yesterday, at the development’s launch, Hadid said she has “always been fascinated by the High Line and its possibilities for the city. ”

More from the event here

Featured Story

Art, Art nerd ny, Design, Events, Features

United Nude, 3d printing, Zaha Hadid, Rashid Johnson, the High Line, Mathieu Mercier, Denis Gardarin Gallery, Skylight at Moynihan Station, KLONE, Garis & Hahn, Frieze Art Fair, Collective Design Fair, Drifting in Daylight, Creative Time, LISA Project, RR Gallery

In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers, beginning tonight!

The way-too-hecticness of an art fair week is upon us. If skipping around from Harlem to Randall’s Island to the Lower Lower East Side isn’t your jam, you can still get an art fix in the comfy confines of your usual spots. Rediscover Central Park with an art walk, or your old post office as it becomes a gallery. Check out architect-designed 3D-printed shoes while picking up new pumps, or discover a new street artist while checking out boutique jewelry. Whether you hit Frieze and the satellite fairs or not, there is an overabundance of art and design this week.
All the best events here

Daily Link Fix

MetroCard, NYC subway, MTA
  • To coincide with Sunday’s fare hike, the MTA has released an online MetroCard calculator. How nice of them! [NYDN]
  • Brooklyn’s debt is double the national average. [amNY]
  • The inevitable has finally happened — 190 Bowery, the former Germania Bank Building famous for its graffiti, now has retail leasing banners. [Bowery Boogie]
  • A new city program aims to help independent restaurants thrive. [BK Mag]
  • Five teens got busted after climbing Philip Johnson‘s New York State Pavilion with spray paint–not the first vandalism on the iconic World’s Fair structure. [NYDN]
  • It costs an average of $82 for a night out in NYC, less than in Chicago, Atlanta, and LA. [BI]
  • Futuristic starchitect Zaha Hadid collaborates on a pair of sculptural wooden vases. [Designboom]

Images: MetroCard (L); 190 Bowery (R)

Architecture, holidays, Starchitecture

architecture holiday cards, frank ghery middle finger

© Juan Martinez Gonzalez

Giving and getting holiday cards is always fun, but every so often you’ll receive one that really gets you giggling. This year, be the person handing off clever cards to your friends and family. ArchDaily has just announced their 2014 Holiday Card Contest winners, and for all of you design-minded folks and architecture nerds, they’ve got plenty of punny—and just downright cool—cards to choose from.

get the cards here

Real Estate Wire

gravesend brooklyn pink house
  • So bad, it’s good: Live in a bubblegum pink house in Gravesend, Brooklyn for $900K. [Curbed]
  • Check out the teaser site for Zaha’s High Line condos. [520W28]
  • Greenland, USA and Forest City Ratner will break ground on the second 100 percent affordable building for the Pacific Park Brooklyn development (formerly Atlantic Yards) on Monday. [6sqft inbox]
  • Billionaire Steven Cohen has cut the price of his One Beacon penthouse from an ambitious $110M to an equally ambitious $82M. If sold, it will be the most expensive co-op sale recorded in NYC. [NYDN]
  • A solar-powered East New York rental will start taking applications for its 19 subsidized, $500-and-under apartments on December 19th. [Brick Underground]

Images: The pink Gravesend home (left); Zaha’s teaser site (right)

Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights: Top Picks from the 6sqft Staff

By Dana Schulz, Sat, December 6, 2014

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Design, Starchitecture

Zaha Hadid has just unveiled one of her smallest structures to date: an advertising billboard featuring all the shiny swoops and curves that have come to define her architectural style. Though at first glance the design comes off as a little bulky, Hadid actually describes it as a “slim dynamic form” that makes way for public improvements such as a more open, safer, and de-cluttered sidewalk. Though the billboard is part of a proposal destined for West London, New Yorkers who love Hadid will appreciate her bold claim that the design will “create a new genre in the roadside advertising canon.”

Take a closer look here

Chelsea, condos, Construction Update, New Developments, Starchitecture

520 West 28th Street, Zaha Hadid High Line condos, 520 West 28th Street Zaha Hadid, High Line condos, zaha hadid high line

Of the condos planned along the High Line Park, one of the most—if not the most—anticipated addition comes via Zaha Hadid. One of our intrepid reporters recently stopped by the construction site located at 520 West 28th Street to see how works are coming along, and it looks like the site is near-ready for its starchitect treatment. Excavation is almost finished and much of the concrete slab foundation has been put in place. When fully constructed, Zaha’s undulating residential tower will rise 11 stories with 40 luxury condos within; the cheapest will be a two-bedroom at $4.6 million, and the most expensive will be a five-bedroom penthouse priced at $35 million. You can see the ultra-futuristic interiors Zaha has planned here >>

Chelsea, New Developments, Starchitecture

520 west 28th, zaha hadid, starchitecture, starchitecture nyc, zaha hadid's first nyc project, zaha hadid nyc, related companies

Whether or not you’re a fan of Zaha Hadid, or Neo-Futurism for that matter, if you’re believer that a building’s interior should be a seamless extension of its exterior (read: not New York by Gehry), you’ll appreciate Zaha’s efforts to turn her High Line project into a work worthy of architecture history books. One of the most (if not the most) talked about starchitect projects planned for the elevated park, plenty of full view renderings have surfaced since it was announced just over a year ago. But it looks like we’re finally getting a taste of what the inside could look like, courtesy of Curbed. Like its ultra-futuristic exteriors, Zaha’s luxurious condos will be just as sleek and spaceship-like as the outside, with undulating surfaces all throughout, and featuring many of the mind-boggling forms we’ve come to appreciate Ms. Hadid for.

More views inside

Architecture, New Developments

515 High Line, 515 West 29th Street, Soo Chan-designed

Renderings for 515 High Line have been revealed, and it appears the Soo Chan-designed building will be quite the standout. The images, unearthed by NY YIMBY, reveal an 11-story structure with a few distinctive qualities to set it apart, even as the competition from surrounding developments, including Zaha Hadid’s West 28th street condo, grows steeper. The building has a simple base while the upper levels are defined by protruding slabs of glass that create a rippling effect. But the simple base, two sides of which will be facing the park, plans to be more than just a blank canvas. Taking the artistic nature of the High Line’s new buildings to the next step, 515 West 29th Street’s base will serve as an actual canvas, showcasing the work of up-and-coming artists.

Check out more renderings here

Daily Link Fix

Images: Starchitects in Hats (left), NASA (right)

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