He is a founding member of Archigram, is the chair of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London & a principal in the firm of Cook & Hawley. Archigram [Peter Cook] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In late , in various flats in Hampstead, a loose group of people started to. Archigram was an avant-garde architectural group formed in the s – based at the The main members of the group were Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron.

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Tuned City, in which Archigram’s infrastructural and spatial additions attach themselves to an existing town at a percentage that leaves evidence of the previous development, rather than subsuming the whole. Fabricating the Modern Dwelling July 20 — October 20 Its price was sixpence, in old money.

The network would include a high-speed monorail, and hovercrafts would serve as moving buildings. In Theo Crosby wrote [4] that its members had “found their original impulses towards megastructures blunted by the changing intellectual climate in England, where the brash dreams of modern architects are received with ever-increasing horror.

An Archigram project attempts to achieve archibram same altered reading of the familiar in the tradition of Buckminster Fuller’s question, ‘How much does your building weigh? Show 25 25 50 All. The occasion of this gathering is Archigram: A comment from Arata lsozaki. Archigram searched for new solutions and concept models, focusing on the development of society.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Contents A comment from Arata lsozaki. Sixpack France dedicated their Summer Spring Collection to this movement.


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Cook does most of the talking, even when questions are directed at others. Intended to accommodate and encourage changes necessitated by obsolescence, on an as-needed basis, the building nodes houses, offices, supermarkets, universitieseach with a different lifespan, would plug into a main “craneway”, itself designed to last only forty years.

Their interest in consumer culture came without the distancing irony of artists like Richard Hamilton; they were more interested in what it could achieve.

Cook’s cheerful, colorful drawing is accessible and inviting. The Booka page compendium of the magazines and related works, assembled and edited by Crompton. He challenges me to name an unbuildable Archigram project. I am holding in my hand a single sheet of arcjigram, wrapped in protective plastic, with words and drawings wriggling all over the available space, on both sides.

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Views Read Edit View history. The machine had taken over and people were the raw material being processed, the difference being that people are meant to enjoy vook experience.

Committed to a ‘high tech’, light weight, infra-structural approach that was focused towards survival technology, the group experimented with modular technology, mobility through the environment, space capsules and mass-consumer imagery.


Peter Cook (architect)

Other projects [ edit ] Tuned City, in which Archigram’s infrastructural and spatial additions attach themselves to an existing town at a percentage that leaves evidence of the previous development, rather than subsuming the whole.

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Perer the early s the strategy of the copk had changed. Buckminster Fuller and Yona Friedman were also important sources of inspiration. But running through Archigram is the essential insight that buildings should respond to the lives that go on in and around them, and that when those archkgram change they should be able to change too. Maximum Pressure Area, project Section The comic book style popular with Archigram members, and characteristic of the archifram of the s, conveys a youthful excitement with form in a technologically enhanced world.

Stage 5, print, watercolour. Plug-in-City is a mega-structure with no buildings, just a massive framework into which dwellings in the form of cells or standardised components could be slotted.