Creativity isn’t subjective. And Architects know this better than anyone. Our industry is bustling with artists having various talents. These talents combined with architecture, give us some distinctive and artistic architects. Here are 10 such women in Architecture, with distinctive and unique styles!
1. Zaha Hadid
You can see curves in her designs, these designs are not only for the buildings but also for the body.Regarded as the – ‘Queen of Curve’ by Vogue, she also designed a space for herself in the fashion industry, be it working with the famous singer – Pharrell Williams for shoes or designing handbags. Her designs whether architecture or clothing is more than just fluid.
She was prodigious, and her sense of style was something extraordinary.
Here’s a list of her Fashion Collaborations:
2. Maya Lin
An Architect who is better known as an Artist
Her story must be known to everyone present in Architecture. She was not a trained architect when she won the competition. But now look at her – Projects filled with melody. When you visit her website – www.mayalin.com, You will be in awe, her projects speak music. Each project whether Art or Architecture has a distinctive note.
Here are some of her Projects –
A little French and mostly Gothic
Decq has stated that her philosophy on architecture is that a building ” has to be a place where people can move, live in good conditions, forget the hardness of the life outside, so it has to have a kind of humanistic approach…”A woman who was told that she would never become an architect now has – 16 Notable works and 41 Awards and Honours, OdileDecq is one of a kind, apart from being an Architect and an Artist, she’s an academic and an Urban Planner too.founder of the Paris firm, Studio OdileDecq (previously known as ODBC) and of Confluence Institute, she’s famously known for her goth appearance and is an inspiration for young women architects. Vanity fair declared her as one of the top influential French personalities in the world in 2017.
She calls her animated approach to design ‘Mothering’
She is an American-Israeli who won Vilcek Prize in 2014 and the earth award in 2009, has also served in the Israeli Airforce and relates her design to motherhood. Not only design and research, but she has also worked with fashion designers too. Her 3D printed designs are well known.
Read her Interview with Elle here: www.elle.com/culture/a28646115/neri-oxman-interview/
5. Jeanne Gang
Queen of optical poetry
Sketching vision from nature, she creates awe-inspiring places that join people, communities and the environment together. She not only runs her practice but also teaches at her Alma Mater- Harvard University. Her works are internationally known. Her work is not only known to Architecture, her ‘gang’ usually puts up exhibitions, researches and publishes.
Materials to reduce, Materials for a change
Her approach to design is unique, her designs are mostly focused on- materials that reduce the environmental effect. Not only buildings, but she’s also focused on installations too, which is the open library, she writes too and one of her work is – Roger Anger: Research on Beauty
7. Holly Hendry
I Dabble between formalism and representation – Holly Hendry
Listed among the 12 award-winning architects by arch daily, is the winner of Experimental Architecture Award. Based in London, her sculptural work, engagethe language of architecture and building to contest the definition of what space is, her design is filled with the idea of open cracks and rear spaces.
Ethnic and Vernacular
Like her style, her designs are traditional and sustainable. From opening her first office at the back of her garden to being theChairperson of Board of Governors for School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, she is lauded for her sense of style, and her designs. Not only this, according to an interview she gave to architectandinteriorsindia.com she has high hopes of seeing India on the world map of Architecture.
Read her full interview here : www.architectandinteriorsindia.com/people/1202-architect-brinda-somaya-has-built-up-a-formidable-reputation-through-her-practice
9. Frida Escobedo
Simplicity, Wellness and Enjoying what you do is all about Frida Escobedo
Based in Mexico, she travels between the USA and Mexico, her fondness of temporary structures, rose her to fame. Apart from her beautiful designs, her sense of style is eerily similar, she’ll like something like a piece of jewellery that creates a pop, but her outfit, it has to be simple. It seems from her Interview to Vanity Fair, she is a big fan of Aesop, and likes to wear simple and comfortable clothing.
Read her full interview with kinfolk here: www.kinfolk.com/a-day-in-the-life-frida-escobedo/
10. Eva Franch IGilabert
She’s the one for Architectural Education
When the world is changing why Architecture and Architectural Education isn’t? She asks. The sagacity of historical responsibility and essential playfulness in design has deteriorated badly, everyone is either shifting to avant-gardism or common practices like sustainability. AA is one school in which the students vote for the new council and director, Eva received – 67 %, highest majority.