serie architects: working in series exhibition + 2010 young architects of the year award
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nov 24, 2010
serie architects: working in series exhibition + 2010 young architects of the year award


‘working in series’ exhibition by serie architects at the architectural association, london
(above) the tote (2009)
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serie architects: working in series
front members’ room
architectural association, london
until 15 december 2010

this year’s young architect of the year award has been given to serie architects, a young london-based practice
founded by partners christopher C M lee and kapil gupta in 2007. with additional offices in mumbai, beijing
and chengdu, the studio has accelerated into wide recognition with a number of built projects and competition wins.

the architectectural association in london, where lee is the co-director of the ‘AA projective cities programme’,
is hosting ‘working in series’, a collection of past and recent projects by the studio. through their meticulous drawings
and skillfully-crafted models, one immediately gets a sense for serie’s design interest and process: working typologically,
the works that arise draw from the cumulative intelligence of precedent types to be projected into new architectural
solutions. each project aims to organize and accommodate the multiple and often conflicting demands that typifies
the heterogeneous condition of the contemporary city.


christopher lee and kapil gupta of serie architects
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christopher C M lee graduated with the AA diploma (hons) and is the co-director of
the AA projective cities programme. he previously taught at the AA in histories and
theories studies and was the unit master for diploma school and internediate school.
he is pursuing his doctoral research at the berlage institute rotterdam on the topic of
the dominant type and the city.

kapil gupta graduated with honors from sir jj school of architecture, mumbai in 1997
followed by postgraduate studies at the architectural association, london.
he was a director of the urban design research institute, mumbai between 2008 and 2003.


‘the tote’ (2009)
mumbai, india
scale 1:10 model
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to see images of the built project, click here.
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exhibited drawing

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‘xin tian di factory h’ (2010-ongoing)
hangzhou, china
construction to being january 2011
model scale 1:100
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detail through the roof frame
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undulating plinth

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(left) side view
(right) detail of opening in plinth surface
to read more on the project, click here.
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exhibited drawings of
‘xin tian di factory h’ (left) and ‘blue frog acoustic lounge’ (right)
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‘blue frog acoustic lounge’ – built (2006-2007)
mumbai, india
model scale 1:50
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exhibition view
(center) model of ‘xian 2011 international horticultural expo masterplan’
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‘xian 2011 international horticultural expo masterplan’ (2009)
xian, china; unbuilt – 2nd prize competition win
model scale 1:300
click here to see more images of the project
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‘bohacky residential masterplan’ (2009-ongoing)
slovakia, bratislava‘ – 1st prize competition win
construction to begin in 2011
model scale 1:750
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detail shots
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‘ruzinov middle income housing’ (2009-ongoing)
bratislava, slovakia
construction to begin march 2011
1st prize competition win
model scale 1:100
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facade details and central plaza on the ground level
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detail of exploded axo drawing
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‘v office’ (2007)
mumbai, india – unbuilt
model scale 1:75
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detail of facade treatment
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‘parcel 9, HX urban centre’ (2008)
guizhou, china
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detail
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detail of exhibited drawing
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‘meswani house’ – built (2009)
pavna lake, india
model scale 1:100
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(left) model detail
(right) roof view
click here to see more images of the project, including drawings.
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night of the exhibition opening
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