The much jabbed-at Stirling Prize winner Zaha Hadid has gotten approval to build a four-bedroom, six-bathroom, 12,700-square-foot private home on a half-acre site in swank La Jolla, Calif. The angular residence, with a curved roofline and an indoor pool, has caused some controversy in town; one member of the La Jolla Community Planning Association called it “significantly different from other neighborhood homes.” Others argue for the homeowners, maintaining that the swoop-y creation is in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. Whether or not the association will file another appeal hasn't seemed to deter Hadid—she's selling renderings of the project through London's Rove Gallery.
· Zaha Takes Flight [Arch Paper]
· La Jolla Residence [ArtNet]
· The Top 10 Jabs at This Year's Stirling Prize Winner, Zaha Hadid [Curbed National]