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Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974



Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974
UNITED STATES
CHICAGO  •  Museum of Contemporary Art  •  Ongoing
 
 
Although none of their major projects were ever built, Archigramís utopian visions of modular communities such as Walking City (1964), Plug-In City (1965), and Instant City (1968) anticipated the mobility, interconnectivity, and technology of the information age and globalism. Although coming squarely out of Londonís "swinging sixties", both sharing and inspiring design aesthetics of the time, Archigram projects continue to inspire contemporary architects, designers, and theorists. Their legacy has inspired works by such architects as Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and Renzo Piano and is considered the direct source for Rogersís and Pianoís renowned Centre Pompidou.

Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961Ė1974 features hundreds of original drawings and sketches, over a dozen scale models, and an integrated multi-media "arena" with slide projections, videos, music, and sound recordings.

Museum of Contemporary Art Web Site


Contact: Tel: (1) 312 280 26 60

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