"As a woman, I'm expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don't design nice buildings - I don't like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality."
Zaha Hadid is an Iraqi born British architect known for her ground breaking powerful structures. She’s won the Pritzker (the first woman to do so) and has made many lists of the worlds 100 most powerful women. When you consider her protruding metal structures, the above, from a 2006 interview with The Guardian, is a surprising and lovely quote to hear from Hadid on how we can come to appreciate raw, earthy qualities in what we make in the world around us.