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Zaha Hadid Architects celebrates Wallpaper* magazine’s 21st birthday with cover design

To celebrate Wallpaper’s 21st birthday, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) created the cover of their anniversary issue.

The cover is an evolution of ZHA’s computational design (ZH CODE) research group’s work on Thallus, an experimental structure named after the Greek word for flora that has no differentiation between stem and leaf.

Thallus is a 3D installation exploring differential growth methods through expansion and diffusion arising from a single continuous seed curve guided iteratively via simulation parameters.

Presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile, Thallus shows how advanced computional methods can open up new possibilities in architecture and engineering.

Happy birthday Wallpaper* – celebrating 21 years of life-enhancing stuff!

Thallus animation

Design: Zaha Hadid Design, Patrik Schumacher, ZH CODE

ZH CODE Team: Shajay Bhooshan, Henry Louth, Marko Margeta