CONCEPT OF PRESENTATION
“Design Directions: 50 on 50” is an attempt to showcase progress of contemporary architecture in India over the past 25 years. The exhibition will present 50 practices from across India who has made an impact in contemporary Indian architecture. The presentation of the works will be in three categories as per their building styles and intent:
CONTEXT OF PRESENTATION
"Architecture is a Matter of Transformation"
Chris Lee and Kapil Gupta are the principals of Serie Architects, an international practice based in London, Mumbai and Beijing. Serie works in the diverse field of architecture, urbanism and design.
The practice is fascinated by the evolution and mutation of building types in today’s cities and the projection of these forms of intelligence into spatial solutions. Working typologically, or in their terms, thinking and exploring in series - harnessing the cumulative intelligence of building types - is key to the work of Serie.
The practice consistently pushes the boundaries of architectural and masterplanning projects worldwide and provides full architecture and masterplanning services for private and public sectors.
The work of their practice is closely linked to the research conducted in the renowned Architectural Association School of Architecture, London where the practice’s principle, Christopher Lee holds the position of Diploma Unit Master since 2002.
He is also a visiting critic to various universities including the Berlage Institute, University College London and Cambridge University. Kapil Gupta is also director at the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, which is leading several research projects on the City
Sudhir Reddy is the principal of the design firm SUDHIR ASSOCIATES. studied architecture at the manipal institute of technology MANGLORE, he always belived in creating lively, diverse and safe cities and neighborhoods with green homes. To improve Clients lives rather than focusing on design aesthetics alone.
Born 23rd March 1943, studied under Kahn at Pennsylvania for her Masters in Architecture. She teaches at CEPT, Ahmedabad, since 1971, in Architecture and Urban Design. Under her, many reports on historic cities of Gujarat have been produced. She has co-authored Mud Architecture of the Indian Desert, Fort of Nagaur and Indian City in the Arid West, with Prof. K. Jain. She has been involved in the design of many residences & Institutional buildings. Housing and conservation of historic buildings has been one of her major interests. She is currently involved in the conservation of Nagaur Fort in Rajasthan with the Meherangarh Museum Trust and funding from the Getty Foundation, USA. She has to her credit the Kitply award for conservation and Hari Om award for Low Cost Housing for rural and urban areas.