Opening Night: Sir Peter Cook’s 80 Years 80 Ideas

Peter Cook: 80 Years 80 Ideas

The “80 at 80” exhibition is very likely to be the largest and most comprehensive of Sir Peter Cooks’s current exhibitions as it covers five themes: Architecture and Vegetation, Radical City Structures, Colour (fancy) and Invention, Line before Colour (double-fancy) & Satellite Ideas.

Back in the 1960’s, Cook, a founder member of the group Archigram and now at CRAB Studio (Cook-Robotham Architecture Bureau), envisioned new possibilities for architecture in both his design practice and his teachings. Some examples of this type of work includes the experimental (the Plug-In City) to the iconic blue buildings of Graz and Bournemouth to his drawings and projects now in the Permanent Collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Deutsches Architektur Museum, the Centre Pompidou and FRAC in Orléans AND a variety of archive films and videos dating back to the 1960s.

The Bartlett School of Architecture exhibition celebrates Sir Peter’s 80th year and recognizes 80 of his most inspiration and innovative design projects. Plus, he was the chair of the school from 1990 to 2005 and help put this great institution on the map by making it a leader in creative design after bringing in staff and students from across the world.

Make your way to the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), located at 22 Gordon Street, between February 23rd until March 10, to check this amazing exhibition.

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