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Architecture Workbook: Design Through Motive by Peter Cook

Sir Peter Cook’s Architecture Workbook: Design Through Motive provides inspiring key themes for readers to take their cue from when initiating a design.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:43 am EST

Written by one of the most influential international figures in architectural education and design, Sir Peter Cook’s Architecture Workbook: Design Through Motive provides inspiring key themes for readers to take their cue from when initiating a design.

It features 250 images and is organised into nine parts that highlight a wide range of architectural motives, such as ‘Architecture as Theatre’, ‘Stretching the Vocabulary’ and ‘The City of Large and Small’.

Delivering key insights into Cook’s design methods and observation techniques through conversational text, Architecture Workbook contains examples of motives ranging from historical to Modernist, to things observed in the street and work by current innovative architects. It also includes a full range of Cook’s own work – from his classic drawings with Archigram in the 1960s to his most current projects with CRAB, making it an inspiring primer for both students and architects.

About the author:

Peter Cook is the founder of Archigram, the former Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in London and previous Chair of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London. A pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century, in 2007 he was knighted by The Queen for his services to architecture. A Royal Academician, he is 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, and Emeritus Professor at the Royal Academy, University College, London, and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Lund University in Sweden. Cook is, with Colin Fournier, the architect of the Kunsthaus Graz. He is a director of CRAB in London with Gavin Robotham, which recently completed the new Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings for Vienna Economics University and the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture for Bond University in Australia.

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