Zaha Hadid

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Dermot Bannon

Apart from the fact that they are not owned by Dermot Bannon, that they are not all based in New York, and that, as mostly unoccupied dwellings, they (...)

Bad design: metal boxes located on College Green, Dublin to service the new Luas Cross City line. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the stories of the summer – for Dubliners at least – was the sudden appearance of a cluster of electrical service boxes on College Green. The m(...)

Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs, Barrystown, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Known around the world for their glorious designs and wonderful workmanship, Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs live in an eco-friendly hou(...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects: their appointment as curators of next year’s Venice Biennale of architecture feels like a major step. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The ghosts of modern architecture.” That memorable phrase is how architectural historian Beatriz Colomina describes women’s status in the profession(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are expected to burn through $12 billion when “legacy spending” is taken into account. Photograph: AFP/Johannes Eisele/Getty Images

1. The price tag may have broken Brazil, but it hasn’t broken records The official cost of Rio 2016 is $4.1 billion (€3.7 billion), the organisers (...)

Heydar Alijev Cultural Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan  designed by Zaha Hadid. Photograph: Getty

When Zaha Hadid died suddenly at the end of March, a seismic jolt of sadness mixed with panegyrics on her legacy ran through the world of architectur(...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 03:13

One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

Zaha Hadid: October 31st, 1950-March 31st, 2016. Above, at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, her first major public commission in the Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world, and in the process reshape(...)

Louise Kennedy  in her Andrew Martin chair. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

She has dressed presidents, politicians, actors and royalty and created new robes for the judiciary, uniforms for Aer Lingus and even priests’ vestmen(...)

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