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 49 Marcio Kogan On the pursuit of perfection. Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti. 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.