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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Archivram am holding in my hand a single sheet of paper, wrapped in protective plastic, with words and drawings wriggling all over the available space, on both sides.
Archigram was an avant-garde architectural group formed in the s – based at the Architectural AssociationLondon – that was neofuturisticanti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new reality that was solely expressed through hypothetical projects. He challenges me to name an unbuildable Archigram project. But this one was done by Warren, and then Ron came in to do some of the collages and drawings. Was Warren the member most interested in comics?
Yesterday we were chatting with Brett Steele about how important the storytelling behind the projects have become. He has always been the most loquacious and media-friendly member of the group: Dennis Crompton has been very vocal about the fact that the issue was about architecture and science fiction, not specifically about comics.
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The world according to Archigram
The works of Archigram had a neofuturistic slant being influenced by Antonio Sant’Elia ‘s works. Also the belief that, whatever you do, you should do it with zest.
There are many places where you can find Archigram, even today. But then, suddenly Graz happens just about the time you are going to become a footnote in history. If you are pushed into a historical box, it is safe; you are not going to threaten the real world. Now I see it done, and I do this as a maneuver that in a funny way comes from Archigram, and now I do self-consciously introduce it in the project. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Archigram, one of the most influential architectural groups of the last century, famous for bridging social, technological, and architectural aspects in speculative visions and projects, began as a magazine.
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In Theo Crosby wrote  that its members had “found their original impulses towards megastructures blunted by the changing intellectual climate in England, where the brash dreams of modern architects are received with ever-increasing horror. It had maybe borrowed iconography, but the proposition is totally architectural, totally organizational. They, people and publication together, would be some of the most influential of the second half of the 20th century.
I am conscious of the nose motif. This document was Archigram 1the first issue of a magazine — if a single arhcigram can be called that — that was to grow in pagination and significance.
The members of the group came from very different schools; each one of them had a distinct personality, research interests and approaches. I remember having a conversation with Rem [Koolhaas] on this subject, to what extent those things were abstract.
Of course, images migrate and it is impossible to establish what influenced what, or arrived at the same conclusion through a different path. I think you can perfectly afford it. We were self-aware in a different way. With its bold use of comic book and general science fiction imagery, it also became an inevitable presence in any recount of the occasionally close encounters of architecture and the graphic narrative, as well as a stimulus for the use of the latter in the s and 70s visionary architectural scene.
It was a baggy enough group to contain differences of opinion. It has become a motif. It was a way of arranging domes and tubes.
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At that point we also started illustrating our own projects. The building is an architectural school, and I ran architectural schools for a very long time, so I was drawing these cartoons arxhigram anecdotes of architectural school life.
I never thought of them as utopian, we thought of them as an extension of the known territory.