Founded in 1989 by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, New York city based Asymptote Architecture is a leading international architecture practice that has distinguished itself globally with intelligent, innovative and visionary projects that include building designs, master planning projects art installations, virtual reality environments as well as interiors and industrial design.
Asymptote's approach to utilizing digital tools and technologies, contemporary theory, innovative building practices and advancements in engineering solutions and environmental sustainability have afforded the practice a broad and powerful perspective on all aspects related to architectural building design and city planning.
Completed projects include the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi ( 2010) and ARC Multimedia Theater in Daegu South Korea (2013), the HydraPier cultural pavilion in the Netherlands (2004), 166 Perry condominiums (2008), Alessi HQ (2004-2012) and the Carlos Miele flagship store in New York city (2006) and the Univers Theaters in Aarhus Denmark (1998). Other key unbuilt projects include an award winning design for a luxury condominium tower ( StrataTower), in Abu Dhabi, an Eco-Cultural Master Plan for Baku, Azerbaijan, commercial office towers in Budapest, Hungary, and the World Business Center Solomon Tower in Busan, South Korea.
Asymptote has also designed important master planing projects for Bergamo italy, Prague the Czech Republic, Monterrey Mexico and Penang Malaysia. Presently Asymptote is completing buildings in Gent Belgium for the ING bank HQ, two office towers in ZhenZou China and two connected cutting edge residential towers in Seoul Korea (Velo Towers).
Asymptote Architecture has received numerous prestigious awards including the AIA NY chapter award, Middle Eastern Architecture Awards and Le Grand Prix de l’Architecture in Paris, as well as received significant awards for achievement within the discipline such as the 2004 Frederic Keisler Prize in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the progress and merging of art and architecture.
The work of Asymptote is part of a number of private and museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Netherlands Institute of Architecture (NAI), the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Frac Centre in Orléans, France and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York. The practices work has been the subject of 3 monographs and is widely published internationally in professional journals as well as the general press.