British architect Zaha Hadid has died aged 65
Following a sudden heart attack on March 31, 2016
A statement released by her office said: "It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning."
“This is very tragic and astonishing news,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine. “Hadid was a major force shaping contemporary architecture; a major influence on many young and aspiring architects, particularly women practitioners; and this news is disturbingly and unexpectedly bleak since she left us at the peak of her great and inspiring career, changing forever the face of modern architecture and design.”
Bořek Šípek, Czech architect and designer dies aged 66
Bořek Šípek, GOOD DESIGN winner and Czech architect and designer best known for his flamboyant glassware and furniture, has died in Prague aged 66.
The Chicago Athenaeum President Christian Narkiewicz-Laine calls Šípek “one of the most brilliant global design stars who played a pivotal role in saving the Czech hand-made glass industry.” “His glass exhibitions at the Salone di Mobile in Milan during the early 1990’s remain profoundly provocative and gave tremendous rise to the new Baroque design and architecture in the following decades.”