Pharrell to Collaborate with Zaha Hadid

  • 04 Jan 2013
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Hip-Hop artist Pharrell is used to collaborating with big names – Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and now? Zaha Hadid.

According to an interview with Hypebeast, the artist has decided to continue his dabble into the design world (he’s written a book and designed chairs in the past) by working on a home with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect:

Pharrell: “There’s a collaboration I’m working with , we’re touring around with the idea of a prefab for a house.

Hypebeast: Is that still at the planning stages or are you guys looking to erect something soon?

Pharell, enigmatically: “Well, we’re going to see something through.”

Via GreatSpaces and Hypebeast 

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Pharrell to Collaborate with Zaha Hadid" 04 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <>


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    It won’t be the first time Zaha Hadid works with pop stars. She designed the Pet Shop Boys’s tour stage back in 2001.

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    A pre-fab house? In the U.S. they are called ‘shadow inventory’ and are available, or rather deliberately unavailable, and number in the millions.

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    So, the late-to-the-party ZHA love-in continues – first Naomi, then Roger Sanchez’s embarrassingly awful track, now this. It’s enchantingly unsophisticated for all involved.

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    Zaha wouldn’t be my first choice when thinking of residential architecture or any architecture at an intimate scale. This duet seems to be a bit of a mismatch.

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