Farshid Moussavi: ‘We are in a world where ideas migrate’
“I am excited by being an architect now,” she says. “We are in a world where ideas are shared and migrate. There is no going back, so let’s go beyond. Let’s look at what really are the differences between, for example, two housing projects that both have curved balconies. Architecture makes a difference. Let’s discuss what difference it makes.”
Farshid Moussavi Criticizes Volunteer Work
Speaking at the V&A last week, the former Foreign Office Architects partner said that she was "dubious" about volunteers who see working in these places as an "easy option".
— Architectural Record
Moussavi, who teaches at Harvard and runs her own practice in London, said: "It's quite telling that Harvard students, when they want to be activists, have to go to these areas of the world. It's tougher to be an activist in America. View full entry
Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition
Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."
— St. Petersburg Times
On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are: West 8 Urban Design, New York City Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles BIG, New York City James Corner Field Operations, New York City HOK... View full entry
Farshid Moussavi Architecture Opens For Business
Internationally acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi announced today (3 June 2011) the opening of her new practice, Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA). Moussavi has founded her new firm as an international practice based in London. FMA is currently working on a number of prestigious commissions... View full entry