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 University Node was an exercise to discover what happened to the various notions of gradual infill, replacement and regeneration of parts on to a Plug-in City megastructure: but with a specific kind of activity.
The main enclosures are simply tensioned skins slung on trays which collectively create the ‘node’. Each student can have a standard metal box and can choose to have it located anywhere on the decking. In a sense, this anticipates the nomad’ nature of subsequent projects.
The nature of Plug-in City: involving the replacement of one function by another (though occupying the same location) could be demonstrated and a more intense glimpse of the likely detail of rooms, lift-tubes, skins and even hand-rails be disclosed.
Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999]