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London

Cedric Price

The Design Museum, London
224-238 Kensington High Street (Reopening 24 November 2016)
June 25–October 5

Curated by Sophie McKinlay and Howard Schubert

Cedric Price (1934–2003) is one of those architects whose paucity of built works belies their profound influence. His long affiliation with the Architectural Association in London ensured that his ideas worked their way deep into the DNA of contemporary architectural design. And when (or if) the modifiable structure of Zaha Hadid’s Guggenheim Taichung is built, it will be haunted by the ghost of Price’s 1976 Generator, a sort of full-size, modular dollhouse designed to be continuously reconfigured using an attached boom crane. In what promises to be a comprehensive retrospective of a most unusual architect, over 130 sketches, plans, models, and more will highlight some of Price’s landmark projects as well as later, influential studies of London’s South Bank district.