2017

Workshop + Presentations for #Futuropolis at V&A Museum

Mini architecture workshops in 3D modelling using SketchUp as taster sessions for young people at Futuropolis by Mobile Studio Architects. Plus meet Unit 9 students from Bartlett School of Architecture UCL where they will present work exploring the relationship between technology and the built environment. Portfolio presentations by Theo Brader-TanAli Conning-RowlandEleanor EvasonGeorge ProudJames RobinsonIvo Tedbury (12 Aug)

We have moved!

Come and say hello at our new studio space in Dalston… (31 Mar)

2016

Drawing Futures, Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture publication

House for a House‘ project by director Chee-Kit Lai has been published in Drawing Futures (ed Laura Allen and Luke Pearson) an international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture, founded by the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (11 Nov)

Completion of Giant Flipbooks for BEAM Camp in New Hampshire USA

Mobile Studio Architect’s winning proposal, Universal Play Machine, for BEAM Camp 2016 has been installed on site in New Hampshire USA. Watch the film here (3 Oct)

RIBA Constructing Communities, Open Call 2016

Shortlisted. Design competition for architecture and community. See Flipping Bricks (in collaboration with Piper Haywood). Exhibition at Peckham Levels as part of London Festival of Architecture 2016 (2 – 30 Jun)

Lecture by Chee-Kit Lai at Nottingham Trent University

People in Architecture evening talk by director of Mobile Studio Architects at Nottingham Trent University (16 Feb)

Event Design for UCL Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering 50th Anniversary Party

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (15 Feb)

BEAM Camp Project 2016 competition – winner

Design competition for a collaborative large scale installation to be built by a unique youth summer camp in New Hampshire, USA. See: Universal Play Machine (9 Feb)

Wembley Park Drive Placemaking competition

Shortlisted. Design competition for urban regeneration and public interventions by Brent Council, The GLA, High Street Works, Meanwhile Space and The Architecture Foundation. See: Elevate for WPD (27 Jan)

2015

‘Focus on China: Ai Weiwei’s Architecture’ in The Architects’ Journal

Written by Chee-Kit Lai, director of Mobile Studio Architects (28 Oct)

PAYD Housing by Mobile Studio Architects

Featured in New Ideas for Housing London published by NLA (14 Oct)

New Ideas for Housing London competition

ShortlistedIdeas competition by NLA in partnership with the Mayor of London. See: PAYD Housing (15 Sep)

RIBA Shanghai Windows Project

Concept image of Mobile Studio’s window installation for Giftique at Xintiandi, Shanghai, China as featured in The Architects Journal and RIBA online (Feb)

Architecture Workshop at the Royal Academy 2015

Mobile Studio Architects collaborated with attRAct to run an architectural workshop for A-level students from various London schools (Jan)

2014

Loughborough Junction competition

Shortlisted. Regeneration competition by Meanwhile Space to overhaul two railway arches in south London (Oct)

One Day in the City 2014

Pop-up exhibition and way-finding signage design for UCL’s literary festival using quick assembly and modular elements (13 Jul)

UCLoo Festival awarded WINNER of the UCL Communications + Culture award for Public Event of the Year, London

Exhibition design and graphics by Mobile Studio (4 Apr)

The Unpublishables, London

Chee-Kit Lai (director of Mobile Studio) in collaboration with Dr Victoria Watson contributes an article entitled, ‘Living Architecture: Chilcot Close’ to the second edition of THE UNPUBLISHABLES by Zoe Berman (6 Mar)

2013

Housing in the Private Rental Market competition

Longlisted. Mobile Studio’s scheme entitled ‘PAYD Houses’ has been longlisted for the RIBA + Wates Group ideas competition (25 Nov)

Central Saint Martins, London

Chee-Kit Lai (director of Mobile Studio) teaches with Juliet Quintero on the at CSM (1 – 19 July)

The Unpublishables, London

Chee-Kit Lai (director of Mobile Studio) contributes an article entitled, ‘In Between Spaces’ to the first edition of THE UNPUBLISHABLES by Zoe Berman (20 June)

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, London

SSEES rents Mobile Studio’s Modular Display System frames for Summer School pop-up exhibition (7 June)

Icon Magazine at Clerkenwell Design Week, London

Mobile Studio Architects designs Modular Flat-Pack Plinth for Icon Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Chair Competition at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 (21 – 23 May)

2012

BONE exhibition design + gallery fit-out for Florence Nightingale Museum

Mobile Studio Architects will transform part of the museum allowing visitors to explore objects including an x-ray of Sigmund Freud’s head, a cat skeleton to ward off evil spirits, a skull shaped candle made for Marilyn Manson’s wedding, a contemporary apothecary jar showing the effects of syphilis on bone, cutting edge medical bone imaging and Florence Nightingale’s pet tortoise ‘Jimmy’ (19 Jul – 31 Aug)

Modular House of Cards for Junior Open House Festival 2012

Open City invited Mobile Studio to design a modular system for kids at Celebrate the City Weekend. The lightweight system allows users to draw and subsequenlty construct their own self-supporting structures (23 Jun)

Making Building Prize Technology Award

Mobile Studio’s final year student Gary Edwards (from BSc Unit 9, The Bartlett UCL) has won the annual architecture technology prize. Visit Unit 9 space to see the working prototype at the Bartfest Summer Show 2012 at The Slade Galleries (22 – 30 Jun)

The Weird, the Wacky and the Wonderful exhibition design for Royal Academy of Arts Architecture Space

New exhibition design by Mobile Studio for an at the RA’s Architecture Space (22 Jun – 16 Sep)

NLA New London Awards 2012

Shortlisted. Mobile Studio’s Portable Gallery for UCL Museums + Collections has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2012,final results to be announced 10 Jul. Project will be featured in the 2012/13 edition of New London and an exhibition at The Building Centre (18 Jun)

One Day in the City, UCL Festival of London and Literature + Man Booker Prize Evening

Completion of exhibition design + pop-up space by Mobile Studio for UCL Department of English in UCL South Cloisters space. More info here (15 Jun – 22 Aug)

New exhibition – Display for a Display, Dreamspace Gallery

First solo show of Mobile Studio’s display system designs for museums and galleries. Display Systems in the show are available for hire, please email Mobile Studio for more info. Visit the exhibition here (4 – 27 Apr)

attRAct at Royal Academy of Arts

Mobile Studio designs and runs architecture workshop for A-level students as part of the attRAct at Royal Academy of Arts architecture programme. See video (3rd down) link here (25 Jan)

2011

Portable Gallery, UCL Museums

Mobile Studio has designed a new-build ‘Portable Gallery’ for UCL Museums. The gallery is demountable for easy installation across different sites for the museum’s outreach programme (Oct)

NLA Architecture Workshop

Mobile Studio (in collaboration with ex-students Tamsin Hanke + Jo Dejardin) runs drawings + model-making workshops at NLA for Bloomsbury Festival 2011 (22 Oct)

The Resourceful Architect Competition

Shortlisted. Collective submission/project ‘The Architects’ Adhocracy’ by Mobile Studio + Yesomi Umolu has been shortlisted for the nextstage of competition held by the RSA + Architecture Foundation (20 Apr)

Bartlett Architecture Research Marathon

Mobile Studio presents 3 slides in 3 minutes with 300 words (21 Mar)

RIBA Awards 2011

Chee-Kit Lai (director of Mobile Studio) has been appointed RIBA Awards Assessor (17 Mar)

AJ Small Projects Exhibition

Mobile Studio’s design for North Lodge Gallery (UCL Museums and Collections) in an exhibition to showcase AJ’s recognition of the ‘best architecture built for a contract value of less than £250,000’ at NLA Building Centre (10 Feb – 9 Mar)

Royal Academy of Arts – Architecture Programme

Mobile Studio who spoke at the RA last year about their Summer Exhibition submission are holding a workshop for attRAct, the RA’s programme for engaging with A’ Level art students in London (26 Jan)

2010

Serpentine Gallery

Mobile Studio’s Saturday Seminar at 3pm to discuss themes connected to the exhibition ‘Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside-Down (18 Dec)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010

WORK SOLD – please email for further enquiries (26 Aug)

Barbican Centre – The Surreal House

Mobile Studio designs the Surreal Garden to Barbican Art Gallery’s current show + curates a late night art + architecture event with invited special guests (22 Jul)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010

Mobile Studio’s architectural chess set has been selected (14 Jun – 22 Aug)

Wandsworth Arts Festival 2010

Mobile Studio + Somi Umolu’s show opens at Platform 1 Gallery (15 – 23 May)

Story for London Competition

Shortlisted. Mobile Studio’s architectural proposal for competition held by GLA Greater London Authority (May)

UCL Widening Participation

Mobile Studio’s runs ‘introduction to architecture’ workshops for London schools (15 Feb – 12 Jun)

Centre of Contemporary Architecture, Russia

Mobile Studio’s lecture in Moscow (21 Jan)

2009

Victoria and Albert Museum – Architecture Residency

Runner-up (May)

RIBA: Le Corbusier’s Cabanon 1952/2006 The Interior 1:1

Mobile Studio sketch in RIBA exhibition (Apr)

Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul

Mobile Studio’s seminar in Istanbul (Jan)

2008

Open House 2008 – BeAmazed at P3 Space

Mobile Studio in group show with Adjaye Associates, Buschow Henley, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects…

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Mobile Studio + Tate Modern Raw Canvas presents new film work at Centre Pompidou (Nov)

LFA – London Festival of Architecture 2008

Mobile Studio + Dr V.Watson + Somi Umolu + Chiara Marchini pavilion opens (Jul)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2008

Mobile Studio’s work has been selected (9 Jun – 17 Aug)

Turbine Hall – Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth

Mobile Studio runs workshop Southwark school participants at Tate Modern (Feb)

2007

Tate Modern

Mobile Studio presents at Raw Canvas Careers Fair (2 Nov)

Blueprint Magazine

Mobile Studio’s Paper City proposal in Blueprint Magazine (Feb)

2006

University of Westminster

Mobile Studio lecture at Architecture School (25 Oct)

Dilston Grove

New exhibition ‘Incomplete House’ opens (8 Apr)

2005

Jerwood Space

Mobile Studio + M.Butcher/R.Silver presents ‘The New Jerwood Museum‘ (29 Jul – 6 Sep)

 

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