Farshid Moussavi Lecture

Director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Harvard Professor will present her work and design philosophy


07:00pm, Thursday, 22 June 2017


09:00pm, Thursday, 22 June 2017


Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,


Architecture Foundation Members: £12
Standard: £15

NB We do not send physical tickets but if you purchased a ticket online your name will be on the door. 

The Architecture Foundation presents a lecture by the celebrated international architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard, Farshid Moussavi.

Moussavi is director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and was co-founder of Foreign Office Architects which shot to fame with their 2002 Yokohama Ferry Terminal in Tokyo. She has written extensively on ornament, form and style in her Function Books series and is a trustee of the Architecture Foundation.

This lecture comes as FMA complete a number of important new projects including La Folie Divine, an undulating residential tower in Montpellier and a prominent apartment complex adjacent to Paris' Grand Arche de La Défense. 

Moussavi is a leading thinker on the contemporary nature of architectural style and performance, her buildings are both highly optimised and formally expressive as exemplified by her 2012 Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, USA.

Join the Architecture Foundation for a lecture in the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington which will be followed by a drinks reception in the gardens of the society.

Portrait by Benjamin McMahon.

Exterior rendering, La Folie Divine, Montpellier, Photo: FMA 

Balcony, La Folie Divine, Montpellier, Photo: FMA

Housing Nanterre-La Defense, Photo: FMA

Housing Nanterre-La Defense, Photo: FMA