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Establishing Professional Practice By: Sara Burns Level 4 Interior Design


Zaha Hadid Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid opened her first office in the 1980s in London with the hopes of becoming a famous architect (Sudjic, 2018). For a while Hadid was not producing any buildings, instead she spent her nights drawing and producing work that people found “too complicated”. Hadid produced large paintings that were detailed concept sketches of buildings which is when people started to recognize but question her work. She was exploring ways of how different spaces might work, inspired by the Russian architect Kazimir Malevich (Sudjic, 2018). Hadid went from drawing alone in her room to managing a practice of 400 people with her architectural partner Patrick. What fascinates me most about her work is the way she manipulates shapes and lighting that create multiple illusions in her buildings, for example; the Phaeno Science Centre in Germany depicted a ‘magic box’ and inside the museum she created the illusion of valleys and hills, made the floor symbolize craters and use natural lighting to bounce off different shapes adding an interesting atmosphere to the Phaeno Science Centre (Zaha-hadid.com, 2018).


Examples of Zaha Hadid’s work


How I took inspiration from Zaha Hadid


A1 Board


Plan on Monday.com


Observational sketching of an object


2 – point perspective drawing!


Additional sketchbook work


Freehand perspective drawing of New Adelphi


Summative skills audit! This module assessed basic yet vital skills for presentation and precision. Some things I was familiar with, such as the drawing and sketching, but I still managed to improve my skills in this spectrum. I wasn’t familiar with model making and this is something I aim to improve on in the future. I found that using online organizational skills didn’t help me as I personally prefer to write things down and tick them off, but it was somewhat helpful. Overall, I enjoyed this module because there’s always room for improvement in your work and this module emphasized that. The skills taught are extremely beneficial for interior design and the methodology was therapeutic for me as well. I aim have improve on my time management and attendance for the next upcoming module as these factors definitely impacted my work ethic. !


References Sudjic, D. (2018). Dame Zaha Hadid obituary. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https:// www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/01/zaha-hadid-obituary [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018]. En.wikipedia.org. (2018). Zaha Hadid. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Zaha_Hadid [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018]. Zaha-hadid.com. (2018). 1000 Museum - Interior Design - Zaha Hadid Architects. [online] Available at: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/interior-design/1000-museum/ [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018]. Nicholson, T. (2018). The 10 Must-See Buildings Designed by Zaha Hadid. [online] Culture Trip. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/articles/the-10-must-seebuildings-designed-by-zaha-hadid/ [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018]. Zaha-hadid.com. (2018). Phaeno Science Centre - Architecture - Zaha Hadid Architects. [online] Available at: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/phaeno-science-centre/ [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018]. Samuels, A. (2018). Zaha Hadid's Cutting-edge Architecture. [online] Culture Trip. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/middle-east/iraq/articles/zaha-hadid-architectural-pioneer-or-aprisoner-of-style/ [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018].

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Sara Burns Establishing Professional Practice Level 4 Interior Design

Establishing Professional Practice - Adelina Court  

Sara Burns Establishing Professional Practice Level 4 Interior Design

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