Zaha Hadid has been very busy lately, racking up awards (like the Royal Institute of British Architects's Gold Medal) and dealing with controversy. But her firm has continued working away, and its latest efforts are full-on Zaha. For the Dominion Office Building, in Moscow's emerging cultural sector Yuzhnoportovy, Zaha Hadid Architects created a typically zoomy structure, clad in white panels, which features alternating floor plates that give it a jaunty, improvised look that is, engineering-wise, likely anything but. Inside, the firm designed offices and workspaces around a central atrium with a soaring, sculptural stairwell that is just ripe for photographing.
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