Archinect - News 2017-10-20T12:18:36-04:00 Farshid Moussavi: ‘We are in a world where ideas migrate’ Alexander Walter 2014-11-17T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:38-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I am excited by being an architect now,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;We are in a world where ideas are shared and migrate. There is no going back, so let&rsquo;s go beyond. Let&rsquo;s look at what really are the differences between, for example, two housing projects that both have curved balconies. Architecture makes a difference. Let&rsquo;s discuss what difference it makes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Farshid Moussavi Criticizes Volunteer Work Quilian Riano 2011-12-06T15:03:00-05:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:15-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Speaking at the V&amp;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".</p></em><br /><br /><p> 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.</p> Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> 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:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul> Farshid Moussavi Architecture Opens For Business Archinect 2011-06-06T11:15:00-04:00 >2012-12-19T15:01:55-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Internationally acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi announced today (3 June 2011) the opening of her new practice, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA)</a>. Moussavi has founded her new firm as an international practice based in London. FMA is currently working on a number of prestigious commissions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, USA and a Quran Museum in Tehran, Iran.</p> <p> Moussavi was previously co-founder and co-principal of the award-winning Foreign Office Architects (FOA). At FOA, Moussavi co-authored the design for the award-winning Yokohama International Ferry Terminal in Japan (which was subject to an international competition in 1995) and was part of the United Architects team who were finalists in the Ground Zero competition as well as the team that designed London 2012 Olympics masterplan. Other international projects completed include the John Lewis complex in Leicester, England, the Carabanchel social housing in Madrid, Spain and the Meydan retail com...</p>