GSD Talks: Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee is the co-founder and principal of Serie Architects, London, Mumbai and Beijing. He is the co-Director of the Architectural Association Projective Cities Programme, Unit Master of AA Diploma Unit 6 (2003-09) and Intermediate Unit 2 (2001-03). He graduated with the AA Diploma [Honors] from the AA and awarded the RIBA President’s Medal Commendation Award. The work of Serie is underpinned by the exploration of the problem of type and the city, with particular focus on the renewed relevance of typological reasoning and experimentation—or working projectively in series—to describe, conceptualize, theorize, and ultimately project new typological ideas for and from the city. Christopher Lee is also currently conducting his doctoral research on the same topic at the Berlage Institute, in Rotterdam. Serie is the recipient of the prestigious BD Young Architect of the Year Award and was recently named as one of the 10 visionary architects for the new decade by the Leading European Architects Forum and was selected by ICON as one of 20 Essential Young Architects in the world in 2008. Christopher Lee is the author of Working in Series and co-authored Typological Formations: Renewable Building Types and the City, both published by AA Publications. He also co-edited Wiley Academy Architectural Design Issue Typological Urbanism: Projective Cities. Christopher Lee lectures widely and the works of Serie has been exhibited as a travelling solo exhibition in Hong Kong University Shanghai Architecture Gallery, Shanghai in 2009, and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in November, 2010.
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