Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cedric Price

Cedric Price (1934 - 2003) was one of the most influential and visionary architects of the late-twentieth century, focusing on time-based urban interventions and flexible or adaptable projects that invited the user’s participation. His implicit criticism of contemporary notions of architecture earned Price heroic status among fellow architects such as Will Alsop, Archigram, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas, and Bernard Tschumi. Fun Palace is Cedric Price’s most celebrated work. Whether characterised as a giant toy or as a building-sized transformable machine, the project’s interest resides in its radical reliance on structure and technology, its exemplification of notions of time-based and anticipatory architecture. With Fun Palace, Price addressed social and political issues that go far beyond the typical bounds of architecture. LINK designmuseum

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