Tag: A-Zdvent calendar 2013

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Zaha Hadid


We've reached the final edition of our festive A-Zdvent calendar of architects, which wouldn't be complete without Zaha Hadid. The architect's recent built projects include the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Azerbaijan (pictured) and a new exhibition space for the Serpentine Gallery in London, but she is also working on a stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and a Miami skyscraper.

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Ma Yansong


Ma Yansong of Beijing studio MAD is the penultimate architect to appear in this year's A-Zdvent calendar. Featured here is his blob-shaped Ordos Museum in the Gobi desert, which is clad in polished metal tiles to resist sandstorms. The firm also recently presented a masterplan for China where buildings are designed to look like mountains and public spaces overlap with the natural landscape.

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Isay Weinfeld


Behind today's A-Zdvent calendar window is Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, who we recently interviewed about his new monograph and exhibition in New York. We've also featured a string of impressive São Paulo residences by the architect, including a house with a floating spiral staircase made from Brazilian ironwood and a home made up of seven boxy volumes, all made using different materials (pictured).

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Sou Fujimoto


Sou Fujimoto is the nineteenth architect to feature on our festive calendar. The Japanese architect, who claims to design structures "in between" architecture and nature, designed a cloud-like structure for this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and previously completed a tiny wooden house built from a stack of chunky timber beams (pictured).

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano


Famous for their collaboration on the iconic Pompidou Centre in Paris in 1977 (pictured), Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano both feature as the letter R in our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Italian architect Piano recently completed an extension to Louis Khan's Kimbell Art Museum in Texas, while Rogers' London firm has just won a competition to design a new centre for social sciences at the London School of Economics.

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:


Following our exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas last month, Dutch office OMA is the fifteenth entry to our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Koolhaas' firm recently completed De Rotterdam, a 44-storey group of interconnected glass towers in the architect's home city, and has also built two skyscrapers in China - the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (pictured) and the CCTV Headquarters building in Beijing.

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Daniel Libeskind


Daniel Libeskind is the twelfth addition to our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Pictured here is the New York architect's extension to the Dresden Museum of Military History, which features a pointed steel and glass shard through the skin of the historic museum, but he also recently unveiled plans to build an angular apartment block in Berlin.

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar:
Arata Isozaki


Letter I stands for Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in the ninth window from our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Isozaki's most famous projects include the Museum of Modern Art in Gunma, but he more recently completed an inflatable mobile concert hall in collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor and the Qatar National Convention Centre, where tree-like columns support an overhanging roof (pictured).

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