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Sir Peter Cook (b. 1936) is a renowned architect, artist, lecturer and writer on architectural subjects

Sir Peter Cook is a part of the 2022 Oslo Architecture Triennale with the exhibition Peter Cook: Ideas for Cities.

Sir Peter Cook (b. 1936) is a renowned architect, lecturer and writer on architectural subjects, with a long list of merits. He was founder of Archigram, served as director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (1970-1972) and was chair of architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London (1990–2006).

He’s been director of Art Net in London and curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and continues to curate, organise and exhibit around the world. Cook currently practices with Norwegian architect Erlend Blakstad Haffner at CHAP (Cook Haffner Architecture Platform), with offices in London, Belgrade and Oslo.

Ideas for Cities
, Peter Cook’s exhibition of drawings, is displayed as one of three exhibitions in the Oslo Architecture Triennale’s Oslo Neighbourhood Lab at the old Munch Museum.


Sir Peter Cook and Erlend Blakstad Haffner are the founding partners of CHAP, Cook Haffner Architectural Platform. With offices in London, Oslo, Belgrade, Colombo and Shenzhen the platform, represents a wide stability and starting point for future action and their ongoing projects in Europe, Brazil, the Middle East and Asia.

The platform is a fundament for creating the ever New - where the architectural project, with its elements tending to last in space and change over time, is just a base for upcoming research. CHAP encourages an experimental approach in architectural discourse, using innovative design tools and methodologies. The focus of the research is placed on architectural moments and atmospheres, implying movement and change as a constant. The platform opposes spatial borders and tends to push the boundaries of established architectural practice.


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