Shelf Life: Architecture of place at Grymsdyke Farm
Dr Guan Lee is a Lecturer of Architecture at the Bartlett where he runs two studios, undergraduate Unit UG10 and post professional program in Architectural Design RC5. He is also a tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where he teaches a postgraduate studio, ADS6. His practice, Grymsdyke Farm, is set in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, about 35 miles northwest of London. The farm is composed of a house, a series of outbuildings, a walled vegetable garden and a small orchard. The farmhouse remains residential but the other buildings are converted into workshops and studios. Grymsdyke Farm’s motivating concept is to establish and explore the value of living/working arrangements that involve intimate engagement with materials and processes of making. Lee’s practice engage in a wide range of design fabrication, digital and analogue. Its aim is to expose, articulate and demonstrate the essential connections between processes of design, making and place. Guan Lee has a BSc. in Architecture from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1997), an Architectural Association (AA) Diploma (1999) and an MSc. Landscape Urbanism (2003), also from the AA, and completed his PhD by Design (2013) at the Bartlett, UCL.
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