During the Fall of Archigram member Dennis Crompton made a tour of five schools of architecture in . Published in Archigram Magazine Issue 9 (as top). The project was run by EXP, an architectural research group at the University of Westminster. Archigram Began Life as a Magazine produced at. This document was Archigram 1, the first issue of a magazine – if a single sheet can be called that – that was to grow in pagination and.

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The Archigram Archival Project | Interactive Architecture Lab

Archigram, one of the most influential architectural groups of the last century, famous for bridging social, technological, and architectural aspects in speculative archigrqm and projects, began as a magazine. It started in and came out with nine issues. Here, Peter Cook, Mike Webb, David Greene and others engaged in debates magazzine architecture, and thought of a publication to combine their ideas and communicate them to a broader audience.

The members of the group came from very different schools; each one of them had a distinct personality, research interests and approaches.

The nine issues of Archigram maintain the style of these conversations by collecting diverging views and juxtaposing alternative proposals for the future.


Similarly to Utopieissues from the present e. But while Utopie focussed mainly on the critique of the present at least as a publicationArchigram went as far as proposing ideas for a systemic redesign and redefinition of cities centred on change, adaptability an continuous reassembly.


Both the process of making and the fluid layout of the magazine are particularly suitable to represent these leitmotifs.

Both in Utopie and Archigram, in fact, the characteristics of the printed media were explored in an experimental way by playing with the layout, compositions, and techniques.

Collages, drawings and text coexist almost all the pages, and provide a visual narration of the ideas presented.

Just like the cities they present, their visualisations are made of bits and pieces from different styles and sources; they are wrchigram and pasted and assembled in fluid layouts. Each issue has its own story and unique characteristics, which are explained by Dennis Crompton on the Website of the Archigram archive: This blog focusses on visual conversations, so I think it is a good idea to stop here, despite all that it could be said about the impact of Archigram in the way we imagine urban futures.

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If you had a figure it should be modest and there merely to indicate scale, certainly not to xrchigram three quarters of drawing surface. Richard Hamilton was an interesting guy.

He was one of the Situationists. The Appealing picture is a collage made of magazines and it shows a very conventional, even cheap looking, living room. It is a beautiful dream-like picture.

Why we needed it was to show an architecture appropriate to our period of time. It was an exciting period full of experimentation, bright colours, casual sex; it was the spirit of that period. Magazin was put into those drawings — particularly those by Ron, Peter and to an extent Denis. The view of architecture prior to that was that you live according to the dictates of the building you are in.


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