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Architects and critics discuss the legacy of architect Zaha Hadid who died of a heart attack last week in a Miami hospital, at age 65. The Iraqi-born, London-based Hadid designed numerous buildings including the London Olympic Aquatic Centre and the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. She won the Pritzker Prize and the RIBA Gold Medal for architecture, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. Also on the show, what can burglars teach us about architecture? Quite a lot, according to Geoff Manaugh. In his new book, A Burglar's Guide to the City, he argues that burglars have a unique and knowledgeable understanding of buildings and the urban fabric. And we remember a time when men wore corsets, padded stockings and used swords as fashion accessories, in a conversation about LACMA's new exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015.

Photo: Zaha Hadid (Mary McCartney)

Zaha Hadid 12 MIN, 38 SEC

Zaha Hadid was just five years out of architecture school in London when she stunned her peers with her 1982 winning design for The Peak, a leisure club on Victoria Peak overlooking the Hong Kong Harbor. With this project, described by Joseph Giovannini as "an explosion or a geode or some kind of rock crystal that had been expelled from a mountainside", she "invented a new form of beauty," and she went on to become one of the most sought-after architects in the world, and a role model to many, especially women. Giovannini and others discuss her legacy.

Joseph Giovannini, Architect and architecture critic
Tom Wiscombe, Tom Wiscombe Design / Southern California Institute of Architecture
Craig Hodgetts, Hodgetts + Fung / UCLA (@HodgettsandFung)
Ming Fung, Architect, Hodgetts + Fung (@HodgettsandFung)
Emmanuelle Bourlier, Panelite (@ebourlier)

Joseph Giovannini writes about Zaha Hadid's work and legacy
DnA's obituary of Zaha Hadid, with links to many remembrances

Geoff Manaugh 9 MIN, 6 SEC

Geoff Manaugh writes about buildings in a way that upends conventional ways of looking at architecture. Now he has published a new book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City. In it, he describes the cat and mouse game that police and thieves play in buildings and in the city, and how crimes often reflect - and shape - the cities in which they occur.

Geoff Manaugh, journalist and author (@bldgblog)

LA Times review of 'A Burglar's Guide to the City'
Wall Street Journal review of 'A Burglar's Guide to the City'

Reigning Men 5 MIN, 51 SEC

Los Angeles men are generally comfortable in jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt. But the sartorially challenged may get inspired at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art starting April 10, with the opening of the new exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015.

Sharon Takeda, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LA Times preview of 'Reigning Men'

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