Monday, January 06, 2014

Is it a Yacht.....or What?

Forget the year of Lady Hadid, in the rapidly approaching, all-encompassing Zaha Hadid-designed future, where everything from wine bottles to Christmas ornaments will look like angelic bicycle helmets.
"Jazz Yacht"

Zaha Hadid is one of the most renowned architectural designers in the world today. She heads a very prestigious firm and has won awards no other Arab Muslim woman has ever won...indeed no other Muslim has ever won.

She has turned her hand to designing yachts and has come up with the most forward thinking, futuristic vessels to date. In a Hadid future, your average seafaring vessel will be as sinuous and watery as the ocean itself. Back in October, Hadid released a set of renderings for a 420-foot concept yacht, which German shipbuilder Blohm+Voss is using as the basis for a set of five smaller vessels called the Unique Circle Yachts. A new batch of internal shots for her Jazz Yacht was just released, and anyone with even a passing familiarity with Hadid's oeuvre should immediately recognize her trademark approach of heavy on the curves, hold the color.

 It's now up to Blohm+Voss to fit the ideas laid out in her model to the standards required for oceanic crossings, a process that Hadid's firm says will result in five ships that "creatively explore the design philosophies of the master prototype within the technical requirements of a fully engineered yacht design."
And how does the Jazz Yacht look next to her original design? A little toned down, but such is to be expected. Blohm+Voss got the sci-fi windows right, but the ship's sharp, confident prow looks a good deal less organic than the prototype. But maybe Hadid won't mind, because she's already on track to build a much larger boat-like thing in Saudi Arabia.

Image via Dezeen
Image via Dezeen


  1. This Yacht is beautiful , the price would be awesome and the up keep would be huge and don't mention the up-keep on the damn thing .

    Witchy is having a fit over at SHs ... Hahahaha , got your note and very happy .

    Have a warm night .

  2. It is forty degrees below freezing here. The dog will not go out and they have closed the schools and told us to stay inside. So the idea of being on that yacht and sailing among tropical islands in the sun is very appealing. I want to buy that yacht or spaceship...whatever it is.

    See ya later...Luv Popsicle Genie


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