The late Dame Zaha Hadid was arguably history’s best female architect. Among many incredible projects, Hadid is the architect behind the One Thousand Museum tower, a skyscraper in Miami. Now, Brazilian furniture brand Artefacto have fully furnished and debuted the first apartment in this magnanimous building.
The apartment is on the 17th floor of Hadid’s 62-floor skyscraper, one of the last she worked on before her tragic death in March 2016.
While the building is still under construction work, its completion date forseen for late 2018, Artefacto was invited to furnish the apartment so as to give out a prospect of the final project’s appearance in advance, so that potential buyers could have a pre-emptive sample to base themselves off of.
The apartment totals up to an area of 430-sqm (4,635-sqft) apartment includes four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, an an exterior wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing. The curving concrete that supports the skyscraper, which can be seen through the windows, is very representative of Zaha Hadid’s traditional technique.
Artefacto used this outer structure as a starting point for the interior design, which relies fully on neutral colours so as not to overshadow Hadid’s amazing architecture. Paulo Bacchi, CEO of the furniture brand, commented: “Being asked to outfit a unit in the final tower by the late Zaha Hadid is an incomparable feeling. (…) Zaha was, and will forever be, a design genius and cultural icon and it is an honour to merge our vision with her legacy.”
The curator for the apartment’s artwork was Sarah Jane Bruce of SJB Fine Art Services and Flavia Masetto of Flavia Masetto Fine Arts. The home has been sold for a whopping $6.8 million (£5.1/€5.7 million).
The only woman to have won the Pritzker Prize, as well as being given damehood by Queen Elizabeth II for her wondrous services to architecture, this highly celebrated British-Iraqi architect is often referred to as the Queen of the Curve.
This astonishing woman is responsible for some of the world’s most renowned architecture works such as the Guangzhou Opera House, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, the Broad Art Museum in Michigan and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.
It is always a pleasure and an honor here at Miami Design Agenda to tribute her work.