The Six Members of Archigramare Peter Cook, David Greene, Mike Webb, Ron Herron, Warren Chalk and Dennis Crompton. Cook, Greene and Webb met in 1961, collaborated on the first Archigram magazine, later inviting Herron, Chalk and Crompton to join them, and the magazine name stuck to them as a group. Archigram projects are by named individuals and include other collaborators.
Speculative design for service sockets for mobile and temporary living in landscape settings. Includes Tree-Plug. A project in the pro-landscape and anti-architecture L.A.W.u.N. series (Locally Available World unseen Networks)
The ranges of Logplug and Rokplug shown here are selected simulations of real logs and rocks. They serve to conceal service outlets for semi- or non-autonomous mobile living containers. They would be unrecognisable from the real thing and would thus bring into any setting a high degree of support without detracting from natural beauty (this means that when no hardware is plugged in, the village ceases to exist). All ranges are supplied with an embedded spore finish, to suit any locality, which will promote rapid moss, lichen or fungi covering.
This diagram [above] explains the workings of a typical simulation log. The fixing gasket for both roks and logs is standard and interchangeable:
1. Access lid,
2. Cold water service,
3. Cable line delivering: A/C and D/C current, Telephone, International information hook-up, Educational hook-up,
4. Operating credit card slot.
5. Plug connection.
6. Service metering and control.
7. Removable cover,
8. Plug find original source.
9. Supply cable.
OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE to use Logplug and Rokplug
Raise access lid 1.
Insert standard plug from mobile unit into female connection 3.
Secure locking device. Place credit card in slot 4.
Select service required on dial next to slot. Throw opening switch. All charges will be made onto your own credit number; these charges are displayed on your log-find device by pressing the yellow button. It is assumed all waste is handled electrostatically and the ash either thrown to the wind or deposited in bags inside the logs or roks.
David Greene Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999].