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13th international architecture exhibition: arum by zaha hadid
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aug 31, 2012
13th international architecture exhibition: arum by zaha hadid


‘arum’ installation by zaha hadid in the arsenale at the venice architecture biennale
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venice  2012 architecture biennale: day one with updates on day five – live!

with the arum exhibition by zaha hadid architects and patrik schumacher at the arsenale in venice, the designboom team begins
our coverage of the 13th international architecture exhibition themed ‘common ground’ and curated by UK architect david chipperfield.
‘arum’ is a central installation of pleated steel,
see designboom’s initial coverage of the zaha hadid’s project with renderings and
movie of the installation’s schematic design here.

zaha hadid’s exhibition explores the relationship between her own computer-driven geometries with a background of works by
20th century structural pioneers such as frei otto and heinz isler. forming a continuity from their precedent thin shells and tensile
structures, the studio’s parametric studies are displayed alongside stone compression shells by philip block and work by hadid’s students
at the university of applied arts in vienna.


(left) image © sergio pirrone
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view of metal study model with full-scale installation in the background
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entry into the arum installation
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age © iwan baan


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top edge of the installation
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rivets secure the metal panels
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base of the installation
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upward view from the interior
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time lapse video documenting the building up of zaha hadid’s ‘arum’ installation at the 13th international architecture biennale
courtesy zaha hadid architects
video taken from screen presentation in the arsenale by designboom


roof shell models suspended from the ceiling
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roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘london aquatic centre‘ in london, UK, 2012 by zaha hadid
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side view
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roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘heydar aliyev centre‘ in baku, azerbaijan, 2012 by zaha hadid
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roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘chanel mobile art pavilion‘, paris, france2012 by zaha hadid

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roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘serpentine sackler gallery‘ in london, UK, 2012 by zaha hadid

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paper study model of the ‘arum’ installation
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paper study model of the ‘arum’ installation
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parametric studies by zaha hadid
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parametric studies by zaha hadid
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parametric studies by zaha hadid
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parametric studies by zaha hadid
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parametric studies by zaha hadid
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presentation model of the ‘shopping center plaisir’ in paris, france, 1966 by heinz isler
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hanging cloth study model of wood, fabric and string by heinz isler
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shell model of ‘parroquia de san antonio de las huertas’ by felix candela
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hanging form model made from reinforced glassfiber with epoxy, metal and wood by heinz isler of the gas station in deitingen, switzerland, 1967
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top view of the hanging form model by heinz isler
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