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.
The typical English suburban avenue could evolve into quite a different environment by the introduction of simple elements of a very wide range. They could be bought over the counter as components, and allow for a high degree of 'do-it-yourself' involvement. The styling is wide open: it can be bolted-in, and 'Gothic', 'Bauhaus', 'Pop-Art' - or off-the-cuff aesthetics are interchangeable.
The development is totally random, ad-hoc, and one option (as with the house second from right [in the suburban sequence]) is to do nothing at all.
The kit suggested ranges from 'building' elements such as room-boxes that can replace a bay window, loose structuring of pylons that can be infilled with anything from canvas tenting to panels, to purely decorative screening that is hung out in the back garden: you can be looking at the Swiss Alps rather than Mrs Jone's washing. The caravan-as-satellite-as-room, the clip-on rooftop garden and a whole host of earlier Archigram ideas are here offered in a simple way.
Peter Cook Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999].