Plug-in architecture


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Plug-in architecture

(1964–1970)
A new type of architecture proposed by the English group Archigram. It consisted of a basic structure to contain transportation and communication services and a series of separate units—domestic environments, shops, and leisure activities—that are plugged into a central module.
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