Domus Life Summer 2016

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ICONIC Photo: Bernard Touillon

Fearless. Pioneering. Icon. Words that epitomise Rome’s MAXXI Museum as much as they do its creator, the late Dame Zaha Hadid…

Completed in 2010, the museum, in Via Guido Reni, remains a beacon of architectural ingenuity – a permanent art installation through which to wander while experiencing other ‘art’. The expressive fragmented geometric forms of the building’s exterior hark back to the architect’s earliest drawings and projects. But the interior is decidedly curvilinear, and looks ahead to Hadid’s maverick exploration of fluidity in both architecture and design. Both facets embody the trademark dynamism associated with Britain’s most revered architect of the 21st century.