Accommodation: Architecture as a Common Framework
Date: Monday 7 January 2019
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
The discursive relation between type and the idea of the city underpins the work of Serie Architects. Such a view presupposes that the architecture that arises out of the lessons drawn from the typical elements of the city resonates with a common familiarity and purpose. This pursuit of an architecture that can act as a common framework is not an attempt to revive an anachronistic image of the past but is in fact a search for the idea that can be commonly held so as to invest architecture with a social, political and cultural relevance.
Christopher Lee is the co-founder and principal of Serie Architects London, Mumbai, Singapore and Beijing; and leads the design of Serie across all four offices. His research, writings and teaching on the embedded intelligence and cultural values of building types underpins the work of the practice. He is the London Mayor's Design Advocate, and Associate Professor in Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, from 2012-2018.
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