Zaha Hadid’s Only Private Residence Is a Real Life James Bond Lair

Superstar architect Zaha Hadid died too young, but her life’s work continues to breathe inspiration and life into built spaces around the world.  In her work as an architect, she only designed one private residence, a wildly ambitious home outside of Moscow. Just this last week, the home was completed, and it showcases a thoroughly futuristic shape, something that looks like a James Bond lair crossed with the USS Enterprise spaceship. Entitled the Capital Hill Residence, Hadid’s trademark organic undulations are on full display, with a steel and concrete exterior, with giant glass expanses that look out onto an uninterrupted view of forest.  Created for the real estate magnate Vladislav Doronin, the home’s dramatic master suite is elevated on a slender column, 66 feet above the ground. Doronin specified that he wanted to wake up with a full view of the sky, making this floating perch a clever (and opulent) solution. Via Dezeen:



The swooping, dramatic form of the home is emblematic of Zaha Hadid’s style, but is exceptionally impressive when applied to a private residence. The owner’s exacting taste and specifications, along with Hadid’s untimely death made this home more than ten years in the making.