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page updated 14 Sep 2017

Cedric Price – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Cedric Price, alphabetical:

14 Sep 2017
Snowdon Aviary, Regent’s Park, north London, England, UK
Design: Foster + Partners
Snowdon Aviary building design by Cedric Price Architect
photograph © Tom Miller
Snowdon Aviary Building
Preservation of this iconic structure, a Grade II* listed structure.

Aviary at London Zoo, Regent’s Park, north London
Date built: 1961/62
Design: Cedric Price with The Earl of Snowdon and Frank Newby
Aviary at London Zoo Aviary at London Zoo design by Cedric Price Architect
photos © Adrian Welch
London Zoo Building
The Snowdon Aviary was designed by Cedric Price, Frank Newby and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, and was built in 1964. A variety of birds have been kept in the aviary since it was opened.

The zoo plans to create better accessibility, which will involve relocating the main entrance to the east, adjacent to the Broad Walk in Regent’s Park. In November 2016, Foster + Partners were appointed to redevelop and upgrade the Snowdon Aviary with a colobus monkey walkthrough.

Claverton Dome, USA
Date built: –
Design: Cedric Pricewith Buckminster Fuller

Fun Palace – project, London
Date built: 1961
The original (never built) Fun Palace was the brainchild of celebrated theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price. Their never-realised vision was re-interpreted for the 21st century with the Fun Palaces campaign for cultural democracy, with community-led events in many locations.

Interaction : Plug-in building, Kentish Town, north London
Dates built: 1975-71/77
Community centre

‘Thinkbelt’ project, Potteries, Staffordshire, England
Date built: –

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Location: London, south east England, UK

Architect Practice Information

English architect – celebrated as a thinker and visionary.

1934-2003

The architect was well known as being someone who liked to live life to the full

He was born in Stone, Staffordshire.

Aviary at London Zoo:
Aviary at London Zoo design by Cedric Price Architect Aviary at London Zoo design by Cedric Price Architect
photos © Adrian Welch

Education:
St John’s College, Cambridge University, England – Architecture degree 1955

Architectural Association School of Architecture (the AA), London, England –

Career: He started his own practice in 1960.

There is a Cedric Price Archive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada.

The architect had similar visionary impetus to the Archigram group, also from the AA in London: the main members of the group were Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb and David Greene.

Archigram architect Peter Cook

Kunsthaus, Graz
photo from RIAS 2004 – no larger image

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Mountain View House, London, UK
Design: CAN
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photography: Jim Stephenson
London-based architecture studio CAN has radically transformed an Edwardian semi-detached house into a colourful family home topped with staged mountain scenery.

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Buildings / photos for the Cedric Price Architect – designer of the Plug-in building, Aviary at London Zoo, Fun Palace and Thinkbelt page welcome

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