Capital Hill Residence was conceived back in 2006 and has only just recently been declared officially complete (Credit: OKO Group) Capital Hill Residence measures 2,650 sq m (28,524 sq ft) (Credit: OKO Group) Capital Hill Residence's master bedrooms are raised above the forest canopy to offer great views to its owners (Credit: OKO Group) Much of the home is built into the hillside (Credit: OKO Group) Capital Hill Residence is located in Barvikha Forest, a wealthy area near Moscow (Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects).
Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Morpheus Hotel includes world’s first. The Morpheus also includes what ZHA describes as the world’s first free-form high-rise. Design for a civic centre in a 'relatively context-free environment', allowing 'objects [to]. 'Zaha Hadid Works'. Thames and Hudson.
Zaha hadid architects (ZHA) is an international firm founded by pritzker laureate zaha hadid, who passed away in 2016. The practice engages in creating transformative, cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings. ZHA recently completed the port house in antwerp, salerno maritime terminal in italy, and oxford university's middle east centre at st antony's college. The practice is currently working on a diversity of projects worldwide including the new beijing airport terminal building in daxing, china, the sleuk rith institute in phnom penh, cambodia, and 520 west 28th street in new york city, USA. Zaha hadid architects' portfolio also includes cultural, corporate, academic, sporting and infrastructure projects across asia, the middle east, europe and the americas. Design and brand strategy specialists have developed a new identity, bespoke typeface and website for. — designboom spoke to lee deverill, design director at greenspace to find out more — DB: how long did greenspace work on the project for?
LD: the original brief was sent to us in july 2009. We pitched against a number of high-profile agencies and our response focused in particular on process, collaboration and the potential of the brand – rather than any creative solutions. We then went through the interview process before starting the project proper in july 2010 – through to launch in july 2011. Based on the interviews with the zaha hadid studio, what became clear as the most important thing to communicate with the new identity? With such a large and complex studio there was clearly a diverse and contrasting range of opinions. What was clear to us through both the interviews and the original brief was the need to; (a) highlight the vast number of projects that have been created and realised (b) highlight all the talented designers and architects within the practice (c) communicate ZHA as a company that is world-class, highly-professional and yet avant-garde in its approach. Clearly all that can’t be achieved through an identity alone and that’s why the website became our primary focus initially and the main vehicle for the ZHA story.
That said, creating a unique typeface that could be used by everyone on a day-to-day basis also felt like a nice inclusive way to bring the brand to life. Which aspect of the project proved most challenging? As a creative process it was truly collaborative and very positive.
The real challenge is hoping you create a piece of work that reflects the client’s own reputation and high standards. Regarding the branding, it can be hard sometimes when dealing with a client that has such a strong visual style to find your own path and reasons for doing so.
We hope and believe we did that by creating a look that’s not a pastiche of the architecture and in fact allows it to be elevated and viewed without distraction. Finally, regarding the website, we set out to create something that has a unique user experience and sets itself apart from all sites – not just architectural ones.
The level of content, movement, functionality and search capabilities are clearly complex and when combined with a beautiful bespoke CMS it obviously took a great deal of thought and an incredible development team to deliver. We really hope people explore the archive both now and in the future as more and more content becomes available.
Selection of the characters from the typeface designed by with greenspace —- following text from the official press release: collaborating closely with zaha’s senior partner, patrik schumacher, greenspace and designer miles newlyn have developed a brand identity that has a minimal feel. It is inspired by the contemporary material and construction choices employed by ZHA, visualised through the use of varying paper stocks, simple highlight colours and carefully chosen print techniques.
‘we deliberately didn’t want to create a brand identity that would be a pastiche of any of the ZHA created works. We wanted the work to speak for itself, not be over-powered by its brand‘ adrian caddy of greenspace dynamic patterns ZHA use a wide range of computer program scripts combined with parametric theory when creating buildings and designs. Greenspace took inspiration from these to create a set of patterns that can be used graphically across communication collateral and to which future patterns can be added as new structures, shapes and forms are developed. Vba Auto Increment File Name Changer. Bespoke and unique typeface as part of the brand revamp, greenspace and ZHA’s patrik schumacher worked closely to develop a bespoke typeface, called zaha hadid sans. ‘the typeface uses two unique features: there is the folded detail, in which joins that are usually truncated are divided by a slim gap to give the appearance of layering. The other feature is a carefully stressed curve that flows from vertical to near horizontal and back again.’ – miles newlyn identity guidelines / overview. Website acts as the ‘ultimate archive’ of everything ZHA has done – both built and conceptual – with a CSM system that allows the archive to grow indefinitely.