The first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in its 26-year history, Zaha Hadid has defined her architecture with sensual curves and a lack of right angles. She creates buildings that revel in multiple perspectives and seem to mirror the fragmentation of modern living. Born in Baghdad in 1950, Zaha Hadid currently resides in London, but her architectural mark is seen across the planet, with projects such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati and the BMW plant in Leipzig. She's also designing the 2012 Olympic aquatic center in London, which is typical of her style, with its sinuous and fluid lines.Take a look at some of her innovative and futuristic designs and buildings.
Architect Stories: Zaha Hadid