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Cedric Price Architect : Architecture
20th Century Architecture Practice in London, England Design Studio Information
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
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
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
‘Thinkbelt’ project, Potteries, Staffordshire, England
Date built: –
More buildings by Cedric Price online soon
Location: London, south east England, UK
Architect Practice Information
English architect – celebrated as a thinker and visionary.
The architect was well known as being someone who liked to live life to the full
He was born in Stone, Staffordshire.
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
photo from RIAS 2004 – no larger image
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photo © Adrian Welch
Mountain View House, London, UK
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.
Buildings / photos for the Cedric Price Architect – designer of the Plug-in building, Aviary at London Zoo, Fun Palace and Thinkbelt page welcome