“Sir Peter Cook’s 80 Ideas at 80 Years ” exhibition by the visionary architect at The Bartlett School of Architecture

The exhibition, 80 at 80, features work from the full span of the career of Sir Peter Cook, a major figure in 20th century architecture and a key figure at The Bartlett. Sir Peter, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, was Chair of The Bartlett from 1990 to 2015, and is still an active lecturer and critic at the school.

 

Plug-in City / Archigram. Image © Peter Cook

Plug-in City / Archigram. Image © Peter Cook

 

The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL has a lot to celebrate this year. It is the 175th anniversary of the School, which ranks second in the world; and it is also celebrating its return to its 22 Gordon Street home, in the heart of Bloomsbury, after a multi-million pound refurbishment. (more…)

“Peter Cook. Retrospective” drawings at Tchoban Foundation

The new temporary exhibition, “Peter Cook. Retrospective” is dedicated to the drawings of the famous British architect who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year.

 

Hidden City 2013 Mixed media / Mischtechnik 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

Hidden City, 2013, Mixed media / 101,5 x 101,2 cm © Peter Cook

 

Back in 1982, the Aedes Architecture Forum, then located in the Savigny Platz arches, showed a fantastic exhibition of his work; now, almost 40 years on, Peter Cook returns to Berlin. Peter Cook. Retrospective enables a view into the artist’s work from Archigram to CRAB, from 1968 to today, from Plug-In City to Hidden City.  (more…)

“Yesterday’s Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram” at DAM

The exhibition “Yesterday´s Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. The iconic drawings and collages of Jan Kaplický, Peter Cook, Ron Herron and Dennis Crompton conforms the exhibition at DAM.

 

Future Systems, Peanut (Project 124), 1984 © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

Future Systems, Peanut (Project 124), 1984 © Deutsches Architekturmuseum

 

The exhibition “Yesterday’s Future” presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram.

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“Instant City” travelling exhibition, now at Collège Maximilien de Sully

The exhibition is dedicated to Instant City, flagship project of the English group Archigram. In the early 1968-1969 while the society of the spectacle announced by Guy Debord causes both rejection and fascination, the “instant city” embodies the desire for an architecture liberated from any anchor, a flying and aerial city that transforms the architectural situation.

 

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City Visits Bournemouth", 196823 × 34,5 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City Visits Bournemouth”, 196823 × 34,5 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

 

In 1963, the British architect Peter Cook founded the group Archigram with W. Chalk, D. Crompton, D. Greene, R. Herron and M. Webb. Together, they revolutionize the architectural language by introducing popular culture, advertising, science fiction and comics. (more…)