Einar and Shruthi founded sei in the summer of 2015.
We are a young practice combining intuitive design with computational tools. Open research and experimentation guide our quest for design solutions. We are equally fascinated with vernacular timber structures as we are with flexible formwork.
Sei is developing a flexible fabric formwork for concrete construction. It uses the best of intuitive design and former research with computational skills and access to the latest developments in both the textile and concrete industries to redefine formwork.
Sniðmót has received funding from several government innovation funds and is an ongoing research project.
Frettatiminn, a local newspaper asked us what our favourite building in Iceland was and why.
An artist residence for Kristjan Davidsson and his family by Ar. Mannfred Vilhjalmsson for its judicious use of light, volume, structure and intent without sacrificing design value and user comfort at the altar of budget is our top pick.
We explore 'Movement in Architecture' in this peer reviewed magazine by the Graphic Design School, LHI, Iceland.Read
In response to a brief to design a Community Centre for a local church in Hafnarfjordur, Sei proposed a ‘temporary’ fabric cube as a stand-in church, even as the community space was centred around a usable courtyard space.
A residential planning competition in Lyngásvæði, Garðabær that sought to address the need for affordable housing options. We focussed on the quality of street life, diversity, accessibility and quality open spaces that could be used throughout the year in Iceland. Woonerf streets, and alternative funding systems to help young people buy their own apartments was the crux of the solution.
”Tillagan býr yfir mörgum vel unnum og áhugaverðum lausnum fyrir Lyngássvæðið þar sem lagt er upp með að raska lóðafyrirkomulagi sem minnst. Hugmyndir um vistgötur á Lyngássvæðinu þar sem gangandi og akandi deila með sér göturými er meginstyrkur tillögunnar. Byggðamynstur er þétt og fjölbreytt. Rými milli húsa eru skjólgóð og í góðum hlutföllum ásamt því að bjóða upp á mismunandi afþreyingu. Hafnarfjarðarvegur hefur yfirbragð hraðbrautar með breikkun vegar og tækifæri til uppbyggingar á miðsvæði eru vannýtt. Ekki er sýnt fram á nægjanlega góðar tengingar fyrir gangandi og hjólandi yfir veginn. Tillagan er vel framsett og skýringarmyndir koma hugmyndum höfunda vel til skila.”