More Than 200 Projects are included in the Archigram Archival Project. The AAP uses the group’s mainly chronological numbering system and includes everything given an Archigram project number. This comprises projects done by members before they met, the Archigram magazines (grouped together at no. 100), the projects done by Archigram as a group between 1961 and 1974, and some later projects.
In late 1960, in various flats in Hampstead, a loose group of people started to meet: to criticize projects, to concoct letters to the press, to make competition projects, and generally prop one another up against the boredom of working in London architectural offices. The instinct was to continue the polemic and enthusiasm of architecture school and it was obvious that some sort of publication would help spread the word. The main british magazines of the time did not publish student work and Archigram was responding to this as much as to the sterility of the scene. The title Archigram came from the notion of a more simple and urgent item than a journal, like a telegram or aerogramme - hence, "archi(tecture)-gram." It was important to the group to break down real and imagined barriers of form and statement on the page as in built form on the ground and as time went on Archigram, the journal, had spawned the most influential architectural movement of the 1960s.
Archigram Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999].