Not being satisfied with her status as a superstar architect, Zaha Hadid is also designing shoes for LACOSTE. I believe this is the same company with the annoying little alligators on the shirts that all the prepschool types in the U.S. consider de rigeur. Also take a look at Rem Koolhaas’ shoe design here.
I’m always interested to see construction photos of “starchitects” projects being built. Because all buildings must meet building codes and comply with fundamental forces of nature.
From reading the description in the article, it seems the design concept did create some technical challenges.
This conference is being held in late March in San Francisco, and deals with computational geometry programs for architects. It is being sponsored by Bentley who makes a product that enables some of the more biomorphic designs we have seen lately, for example Zaha Hadid’s BMW showroom in Munich. In fact, the conference last year was held at the BMW showroom in Munich. If you join the mailing list, you can access the complete lecture material from last years conference. This is the real thing people. Incidentally the software is called GENERATIVE COMPONENTS and you can get a seat for a very reasonable price for 1 year.