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Sir Peter Cook drawings on display in New Delhi, India

by Sophie Cullen on Sep 11, 2015 in Lifestyle
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Way Out West Berlin- Detail Section at L at Stage E, 1988

Way Out West Berlin- Detail Section at L at Stage E, 1988

New Delhi-based Gallery Espace is currently exhibiting Drawings by Sir Peter Cook

The gallery along with Architecture Discipline, a multiple award winning architectural practice based in New Delhi, have collaborated to present a selection of works by architectural icon Sir Peter Cook. Known as a leading figure in the architectural world, and in particular as the creator of concepts & drawings for avant-garde architectural projects, the gallery presents a selection of Cook’s drawings from 1960-2000.

Skywaft City Shifts, 1985

Skywaft City Shifts, 1985

By displaying these works, the gallery and Architecture Discipline hope to provide inspiration to architects of the future. The exhibition features works such as the 1963 Montreal Tower: a work made before the existence of the Archigram Group, which led to Sir Peter being awarded the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The Exhibition also features works from the avant-garde group. Though never built, their projects and ideas provoked fascinating debates, combining architecture, technology and society.

Veg. House- Stage 6, 2001

Veg. House- Stage 6, 2001

Drawings include a selection of proposed towers for cities such as Oslo, Brisbane and Sao Paulo; conceptual drawings entitled Skywaft City; four works from when Cook was Professor of Architecture at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt and an array of others.

Living Jungle City, 2008

Living Jungle City, 2008

Sir Peter Cook has from the very beginning made waves in architectural circles. Amongst the Architectural wonders created by him include the Arts Building in Graz, Vienna Business and Economics University's new law faculty and Bond University in Australia's new School of Architecture. This exhibition gives a new generation access to his eclectic and stunning portfolio of drawings.

Details

Venue:  Gallery Espace, 16, Community Center, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 11002

Date: Until 22 September 2015

Time: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm

 

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