AD Interviews: Hani Rashid, Asymptote Architecture

We visited Asymptote’s new offices in Brooklyn to interview Hani Rashid.

Hani co-founded the firm back in 1989 with Lise Anne Couture, becoming pioneers of the digital revolution. One of their first projects, the NYSE Advanced Trading Floor (2001), explored the relation between virtual and physical worlds starting the debate on the new digital tools in architecture.

Their recent work includes the Yas Marina Hotel (awarded by our readers with the Building of the Year Award 2009, Hotels & Restaurants)  in Abu Dhabi and 166 Perry Street in NY.

Asymptote’s continuing exploration of new forms, building techniques and multi-media has been reflected on several installations and exhibitions, objects, and recent competitions such as the Kaohsiung Port Terminal.

Cite: Basulto, David. "AD Interviews: Hani Rashid, Asymptote Architecture" 14 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • majchers

    And how am I to watch this interview dear?

    • David Basulto

      Sorry! Just adjusted the privacy settings for the video, just hit Play :)

  • Annick Labeca

    Nice interview as usually. It’s one of my favorites. Congratulations ArchDaily

  • Kerst

    Good to see Mr Rashid speaking. One of the truely progressive offices. I am happy to see some works realized in recent years. Penang Global City Center was one of my favorite projects but unfortunately did not break ground.

  • Amanda Martin

    Congratulations on your amazing work! See the bold pieces of Boca do Lobo

  • Zach

    A great interview! I watch it at the start of every week to get me inspired.