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Archigram

In Architects on January 12, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Archigram

Archigram (ARCHitectur teleGRAM) was an avant-garde architectural group based in London and formed in the 1960s. The members of the group were Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb and David Greene.

Their designs were futuristic, anti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new reality that was expressed through hypothetical projects.

Archigram agitated to prevent modernism from becoming a sterile and safe orthodoxy by its adherents.

The group designed a lot of projects but none were actually build. But they had and still have a big influence on other architects like Richard Roger’s Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyed’s Building in London.

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