Re: Fascinating buildings/structures...
Hey hellfist, not sure if you got my email from a while ago saying cheers for the design advice in preparation for that course interview so might as well say it again here. I got on the course by the way (although they didn't actually ask what designers I liked).
I know you're a big Le Corbusier advocate, but I'm still in two minds. I saw his Plan Voisin concept for Paris for example at the Barbican exhibition (great choice of venue!) and it creeped me out. All i got from it was that humans were totally dwarfed and dominated and dwindled in the presence of these massive massive blocks. I would post some pics but google has taken a shit on me.
Re: Archigram - i read an article about them in a book, the Walking City totally reminded me of the sci-fi novel Inverted World by Christopher Priest, maybe the latter was informed by the former. I couldn't find their website, maybe it's back up now. I want to see what their machine for modern living was (some sort of pod house) - hopefully it's like Bruce Willis' apartment in Fifth Element.