Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect, passed away in Miami this Thursday, March 31, at age 65. Aside from her truly extraordinary structures dotting skylines around the world, Hadid (an Iraqi-born citizen of Britain) is well known as the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004) as well as the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Gold Medal (2016).

In an effort to remember Hadid’s remarkable life and career, we’ve gathered images of some of our favorite examples of her work. Some selections, like the London Aquatics Centre, are likely familiar, while others, like her otherworldly early paintings, are equally inspiring though perhaps lesser known.

Filled with adventurous geometry and spatial ingenuity, Hadid’s structures often undulate, twist and writhe despite remaining completely still. Bold and futuristic, her work is emblematic of a forward-thinking creator, both in her designs and in her commanding presence as a female in a largely male dominated field. “I don’t really feel I’m part of the establishment,” Hadid told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in February. “I’m on the kind of edge, I’m dangling there. I quite like it… I’m not against the establishment per se. I just do what I do and that’s it.”

The Peak Series

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In the early 1980s Hadid produced a series of large-scale, suprematist paintings dubbed “The Peak Series” that, while drawing inspiration from Russian suprematists before her, would hint at her architectural work to come. Learn More

Vitra Fire Station – Weil am Rhein, Germany

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Commissioned in response to a fire that devastated the Vitra furniture company’s campus, and completed in 1993, the Vitra Fire Station was Hadid’s first realized project of her career. It would set the stage for the hard-edged deconstructivist designs of her early career. Learn More

Phaeno Science Center – Wolfsburg, Germany

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Completed in 2005, the Phaeno Science Center in the heart of Wolfsburg effectively sits on a set of conical stilts, a massive engineering achievement that allows the building to create both exterior and interior public spaces on the same plot of land. Learn More

MAXXI Museum – Rome, Italy

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Opened in 2010, the modern art museum in the heart of Rome was the first glimpse at the fluid forms that would exemplify Hadid’s later work. Large rounded concrete forms housed an interior that was as much a tool for guiding the visitor through the museum as the art itself. Learn More

Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou, China

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Also opened in 2010, the twin smoothed-pebble-esque buildings of Guangzhou’s cultural hub are an even bigger step towards Hadid’s more recent, fluid buildings — though in place of MAXXI’s sweeping interior path are distinct “fold lines” that separate zones within the complex. Learn More

Heydar Aliyev Center – Baku, Azerbaijan

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Hadid was assigned to design the center after winning a competition in 2007. Its outlandish design was a purposeful break from the city of Baku’s otherwise stiff, Soviet-style architecture. Learn More

Galaxy Soho – Beijing, China

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Galaxy Soho, in the center of Beijing, is a reinvention of the classical Chinese courtyard. Its sleek and smooth design is intended to avoid any hard corners or angles. Learn More

Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport – Glasgow, Scotland

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The wave-like outline of the museum is intended to illustrate Glasgow’s seafaring legacy. Learn More

London Aquatics Centre – London, UK

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Another liquid-inspired design, informed by the River Lea that surrounds Olympic Park, the shape of the London Aquatics Centre mimics that of a wave. Learn More

Messner Mountain Museum Corones – Tyrol, Italy

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The Messner Mountain Museum juts out of the summit of Mount Kronplatz, a 7,500-foot peak in South Tyrol, Italy — fitting for a museum about the history of mountaineering. Learn More