After reading about the Burnham Pavilion, I got
interested in reading more about her and found this Guardian (UK)/London Observerprofile. Hadid comes off as very interesting, but her stunning
architectural and design work is hardly addressed;
instead, author Lynn Barber focuses on stuff like the uncomfortable
furniture in Hadid's London apartment, her bosomy body (which Barber's
sure she "feels uncomfortable" in), her "undecipherable accent,"
FREEMASONRY (?!) and how sad it is that this woman, who won the
Pritzger Architecture Prize in 2004 (commonly referred to as
"architecture's version of the Nobel Prize), is single and doesn't have
kids. It's worth reading solely as an exercise in sexist, lazy
writing...by a WOMAN. Zaha Hadid's business is
addressed, e.g., "why doesn't her architecture firm build more projects
in England?", but neither her aesthetics nor her ideas are dealt with.
Also, Barber seems titillated by her family's wealth. It's like
architecture journalism by Perez Hilton.