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Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture

Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture
Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture, Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid. Image © Lee Gyeon Bae
Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid. Image © Lee Gyeon Bae

Karim Rashid, internationally renowned for his work in industrial design, has recently shifted his focus towards real estate. Alongside his team of nine architects, the New York-based designer is currently working on 11 buildings worldwide, including four in New York. With extensive knowledge in product design and no formal architectural education, Rashid believes designing architecture isn’t out of his realm:

“I have to say, and I don’t mean this in a pejorative way, that architecture, in a sense the more pedestrian architecture, is generally quite simple compared to industrial design. In other words, it’s far more sophisticated to do something like a mobile phone than it is to do an average building.” Read the full interview, here.

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Karissa Rosenfield
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture" 12 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/567029/karim-rashid-shifts-focus-to-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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