When sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri began studying architecture at Cornell University in the 1970s, they were unaware of the opposition they would encounter as women in the field. Born in Iran in 1956 and 1958 respectively, they grew up in the desert—where their father worked as an engineer on the oil fields—and had no preconceptions of who architects could be or what the work entailed. Still, the unknown did not deter them. For over three decades now, the This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Issue 42 The Low-Down An architectural conversation starter. Arts & Culture Design Issue 41 Holy Macaroni The architects searching for perfect pasta. Design Issue 40 Lauren Nikrooz Four questions for a set designer. Arts & Culture Design Issue 39 What the Duck An introduction to duck architecture. Design Issue 37 Downsizing Unable to travel during lockdown, architects Salem Charabi & Rasmus Stroyberg decided to recreate a favorite building.