Great night yesterday at SAC. Our dean Ben Van Berkel gave way to a former dean of the Staedelschule Architecture Class: Sir Peter Cook.
Delivering a magistral lecture on his current projects with CRAB ( which stands for Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau) with his signature wit and unashamed explications.
I think Archigram would have been enough legacy for Peter to have a Steve Wozniak moment and leave the discipline, yet some geniuses don't rest and remain active looking for intellectual continuation. By being still engaged with architecture schools like SCI-ARC, he keeps shaping countless generations of architects with his visions that only an exceptional architect and decorative artist like him could produce.
Yesterday's air felt nostalgic as we see the man grow old and even deeper into his English roots. Some alumni came around to say hi to their old professor, what an honor!
A little description of the experiments, lectures and architectural discourse that is currently happening at the SAC... Visit www.staedelschule.de/architecture/