In the 21st century, all work created is essentially a collaborative project. This is because technology has permitted us to exchange information instantly, providing feedback and criticism in a few simple clicks. To say that one person alone is responsible for say, a landmark building or a great novel, can be considered naive or foolish by some. However I do believe that individuality is what creates these projects unique. Therefore, holding one person responsible for such projects might not be so foolish after all.
Everything starts from an idea. When a person such as you and I come up with an idea its usually influenced from our experiences or the people around us. Nevertheless, each idea is as unique and as personality filled as the next. There are geniuses amongst architects, painters, writers, musicians, all expressing their individuality through their works. Works that are worthy of being preserved and learned from in years to come.
One specific individual who’s work and ideas are worth preserving is Zaha Hadid. She is an influential architect who has done many ingenious structures and whose concept ideas continue to push boundaries. Her brilliant ideas come into play in structures like that of the JS/ Bach Music Hall. I remember writing about this piece of art a while ago. Not only is the structure of the music hall efficient and aesthetically pleasing, but the hall itself takes part in the audiences’ musical experience. All sorts of sciences come into play in this structure. Panels are strategically placed to play with sounds and resonance. The “ribbon” swirling all around blends everything together like magic. I encourage everyone to take a look here
That is just one example of a finished project by Zaha Hadid. She had designed many concept models of buildings and structures that have yet to be created. Gaining access to these concepts will probably trigger more ideas from aspiring architects. Hadid even went on to design boots and apparel such as these.
Hadid did not think up these imaginative structures and concepts out of thin air. She was probably influenced by many. Perhaps older architects and structures, maybe her peers, or maybe even Bach. Just as Hadid looked upon preserved works, we should look upon her works and preserve them for an upcoming architecture who’s ingenious ideas might lead us to yet another aspiring architect who’s ideas might inspire, like a chain reaction.