Zaha Hadid Superyachts for Blohm + Voss
December 9, 2013
Stumbling across this Yacht on the World Wide Web certainly struck a certain note. I feel that I lack the eloquence to properly describe the appearance of this extraterrestrial craft.
The design is signed Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect with the design of structures like the Guangzhou Opera House on her resumé.The idea is to design a new concept of super yachts, initially with a 128-meter prototype and later on, 5 fully-engineered 90-meter yachts.
“The exoskeleton structure of the upper section is an interwoven network of supports that vary in thickness and lend a natural aesthetic to the yacht’s external appearance; evoking the organic structural systems of natural marine formations and connecting the various levels and decks of the ship seamlessly via expressive diagonals.”
Being nothing but a layman I ask myself if all that “architecture” structuring is superfluous and contributes to unnecessary weight, drag, noise, and added maintenance. I am however very sure that the vessels will fill the purpose intended by their owners.