Peter Cook: Towards a Non-Solid Architecture

Professor Sir Peter Cook, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century.

His ongoing contribution to architectural innovation was most recently recognized via the conferral of an honorary doctorate in April 2010, by Lund University, Sweden. Cook’s achievements with the radical experimentalist group Archigram have been the subject of numerous publications and public exhibitions and were recognized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2002, when members of the group were awarded the RIBA’s highest award, the Royal Gold Medal.

Cook is a Royal Academician and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres of the French Republic. He is a senior fellow of the Royal College of Art, London. His professorships include those of the Royal Academy, University College, London and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt-Main, Germany. Cook has built in Osaka, Nagoya, Berlin, Frankfurt, Graz, and Madrid. He practices with Gavin Robotham as CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau).