Prolific starchitect Zaha Hadid has unleashed not one, but two renderings of colorless, swoopy structures she is building on opposite sides of the world. The architect's design for an environment and waste management headquarters in the emirate of Sharjah is classic Zaha: cornerless and alien-seeming. Although it resembles many of her other projects, inspiration reportedly came from the sand dunes that surround the Bee'ah company's vast desert site, and the just-released renderings for the 75,000-square-foot building, whose power will be generated from converting waste into energy, appear to depict a really gnarly sandstorm. Meanwhile in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the litigious architect is plotting a rippled residential tower with eleven floors and a rooftop pool that actually fits into its modernist surroundings quite well.
Casa Atlântica in Brazil:
· Zaha Hadid's sweeping design for Bee'ah's new headquarters rises from the desert [Wallpaper]
· Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid's First Project in Brazil [Arch Daily]
· All Zaha Hadid coverage [Curbed National]