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Experimental Architecture 1961 - 74

1.11. – 7.12.2003

Archigram, (whose name derives from ARCHItecture and teleGRAM), is a British architectural group renowned for their innovative concepts, visionary projects and for the production of a publication of the same name. Particularly active between 1961–74, the majority of their work was theoretical. [An adventure playground realised in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes in the mid 1970s sadly no longer exists]. The group's ideas focused on architecture for a future urban life, and the role of culture and technology within this. The result was the creation of radical alternatives to cities and houses which responded to space travel, subculture and the new technologies of the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2002 Archigram was awarded the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects, in recognition of their lasting influence on architecture, and they presented an exhibition at the Design Museum, London, 3 Apr–4 Jul 2004. MK G's show included an audio-visual piece, prints and drawings. A contrasting, but related exhibition featuring the visionary architecture of Piranesi was shown at the same time.

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