Zaha Hadid has a wonderful design sense – she could have been a sculptor. The BBC devoted a profile to her recently ( http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/profile/profile_20090404-1900a.mp3 ) and in it Simon Jenkins remarks that ‘I don’t think she does context: she does concept’. He imagines all her buildings isolated in the Iraqi desert – like the Phaeno Science Center (photo courtesy maurizio mucciola) in Wolfsburg. It was a world-scale tragedy when, in 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition turned the course of American architecture away from Sullivan and Wright and back to Italianism followed by European Modernism. The BBC also broadcast an excellent profile of Frank Lloyd Wright on 9th April 2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00jjjpv. He drew on the classic inspiration of landscape architecture: NATURE.