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

13th international architecture exhibition: arum by zaha hadid

‘arum’ installation by zaha hadid in the arsenale at the venice architecture biennale image © designboom

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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 (right) image © iwan baan

image © sergio pirrone

images © sergio pirrone

view of metal study model with full-scale installation in the background image © designboom

entry into the arum installation image © designboom

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

top edge of the installation image © designboom

rivets secure the metal panels image © designboom

image © designboom

base of the installation image © designboom

upward view from the interior image © designboom

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 image © designboom

roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘london aquatic centre‘ in london, UK, 2012 by zaha hadid image © designboom

side view image © designboom

roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘heydar aliyev centre‘ in baku, azerbaijan, 2012 by zaha hadid image © designboom

roof shell model in white painted polyester of the ‘chanel mobile art pavilion‘, paris, france2012 by zaha hadid image © designboom

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

paper study model of the ‘arum’ installation image © designboom

paper study model of the ‘arum’ installation image © designboom

parametric studies by zaha hadid image © designboom

parametric studies by zaha hadid image © designboom

parametric studies by zaha hadid image © designboom

parametric studies by zaha hadid image © designboom

parametric studies by zaha hadid image © designboom

image © designboom

presentation model of the ‘shopping center plaisir’ in paris, france, 1966 by heinz isler image © designboom

image © designboom

hanging cloth study model of wood, fabric and string by heinz isler image © designboom

shell model of ‘parroquia de san antonio de las huertas’ by felix candela image © designboom

hanging form model made from reinforced glassfiber with epoxy, metal and wood by heinz isler of the gas station in deitingen, switzerland, 1967 image © designboom

top view of the hanging form model by heinz isler image © designboo

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