Sir Peter Cook

28 - 30 November 2018, RAI Amsterdam


 Sir Peter Cook

Lunch time lecture

WAF Main Stage - Thursday 16 November
13:00 - 13:40


Knighted by HM the Queen : 2007

Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA : 2002

Royal Academician : 2005

Born : Southend-on-Sea , England 1936

Studied sat Bournemouth College of Art and The Architectural Association in London – the ‘AA’. Graduated 1960

Produced the first ‘Archigram’ pamphlet with David Greene – in 1961

Won first competition – for old peoples’ housing – in 1962

Started as regular critic at the AA -1962

Effective formation of the ‘Archigram Group’ – 1964

‘Plug-in City’ -1964

Started teaching at the AA – 1964  First US teaching : UCLA – 1968

Chairman : Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London 1990 -2006

Emeritus Professorships : University College London/ Royal Academy London/Staedelschule Frankfurt)

Projects :Archigram wins Monte Carlo Competition – 1970

Forms ‘Art Net’ – 1972

‘Instant City’, ‘Layer City’, ‘Arcadia’, ‘Way Out West-Bertlin’ etc.1966-86

Projects with Christine Hawley from 1977 include Lutzowplatz Housing Berlin (built), Frankfurt Kantine (built), Langen Glass Museum. Solar Houses.

Professor of Architecture : Staedelschule, Frankfurt-Main 1984-2006

Graz Kunsthaus ,with Colin Fournier, (built)

Kenzo Tange Professor, Harvard Graduate school of Design 2014

Teaches at ecole special d’architecture, Paris 2006- 2014

Creates CRAB (Cook-Robotham Architecture Bureau) with Gavin Robotham -2007

CRAB Projects Built :  Social Housing, Vallecas, Madrid

Law School and Central Administration buildings, Economics University,Vienna (under construction)   Club 360, Mumbai

Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Queensland

(almost completed)) Drawing Studio, Arts University Bournemouth

Books :

‘Architecture- Action & Plan’ (Studio Vista)

‘Experimental Architecture’ (Studio Vista)

‘Archigram Book’ (Princeton Architectural  Press)

‘New Spirit in Architecture’ (with R. Llewellyn-Jones)(Rizzoli)

‘The Primer’ ()Academy-Wiley)

‘Six Conversations’ (Academy)

‘The City – Seen as a Garden of Ideas’ (Monacelli)

‘Drawing : the motive force of architecture : First Edition.

‘Drawing ; the motive force of architecture : 2nd edition 2014 (Wiley)


Lectures and exhibitions in USA,Russia,Japan,Brazil, Argentina, Chile, most of Europe, Australia, six Venice Biennales. Drawings in MOMA, FRAC,

Centre Pompidou, V& A Museum, D.A.M, etc. 

Sir Peter

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