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Austrian Brothers Create Winning Designs

Sibling rivalry is not an option for Austrian architects Karim and Rames Najjar. The brothers founded their architectural firm in Vienna in 1999, and have completed “a range of designs from naval architecture to commercial buildings, to villas and their beloved ‘research’ projects,” according to the firm’s profile. Their style can be as varied as …

Antoine Predock: Symbolic Structures

Southwestern American architect Antoine Predock designs buildings that weave past with present and respond to their surroundings. His desert houses helped him to achieve international acclaim, and he credits those early projects, beginning in the late 1960s, with teaching him how to respond to place—there, in the desert, an architect must consider sun, rainfall, and …

Zaha Hadid: The Boundary-Breaking Dame

Boundaries—in design and in life—do not seem to be a concern of Zaha Hadid. The Baghdad-born British architect has been breaking them since before she stepped onto the international architecture scene, and continues to do so with each new idea, from her dynamic sketch-paintings and earliest built works to her upcoming Miami skyscraper. She is …

A Young, Modern Firm Finds Its Individuality

Toronto-based architecture and design firm Atelier RZLBD has been a staple in the online design community in recent years. Its residences have been featured on Design Milk, ArchDaily, Mocoloco, Modto (Modern Toronto), Inhabitat, and many other websites. Perhaps one reason for this surge in interest is that founder Reza Aliabadi has created his own recognizable …