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

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

serie architects: working in series exhibition + 2010 young architects of the year award (above) the tote (2009) image © designboom




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 portrait © designboom




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 image © designboom

to see images of the built project, click here. image © designboom

exhibited drawing images © designboom

‘xin tian di factory h’ (2010-ongoing) hangzhou, china construction to being january 2011 model scale 1:100 image © designboom

detail through the roof frame image © designboom

undulating plinth image © designboom

(left) side view (right) detail of opening in plinth surface to read more on the project, click here. images © designboom

exhibited drawings of ‘xin tian di factory h’ (left) and ‘blue frog acoustic lounge’ (right) image © designboom

‘blue frog acoustic lounge’ – built (2006-2007) mumbai, india model scale 1:50 image © designboom

images © designboom

exhibition view (center) model of ‘xian 2011 international horticultural expo masterplan’ image © designboom

‘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 images © designboom

‘bohacky residential masterplan’ (2009-ongoing) slovakia, bratislava’ – 1st prize competition win construction to begin in 2011 model scale 1:750 image © designboom

detail shots images © designboom

‘ruzinov middle income housing’ (2009-ongoing) bratislava, slovakia construction to begin march 2011 1st prize competition win model scale 1:100 image © designboom

facade details and central plaza on the ground level images © designboom

detail of exploded axo drawing image © designboom

‘v office’ (2007) mumbai, india – unbuilt model scale 1:75 image © designboom

detail of facade treatment image © designboom

‘parcel 9, HX urban centre’ (2008) guizhou, china image © designboom

detail image © designboom

detail of exhibited drawing image © designboom

‘meswani house’ – built (2009) pavna lake, india model scale 1:100 image © designboom

(left) model detail (right) roof view click here to see more images of the project, including drawings. images © designboom

night of the exhibition opening image © designboom

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