The Cosmic House was the family home of architectural historian, critic, writer and designer Charles Jencks. Its symbolic architecture, complex iconography and cosmic references are all imbued with Jencks’ characteristic learning and wit.
The Cosmic House is open as a house museum and archive between April and December. A full website with information on our exhibitions, talks, and residencies will be launched soon. Tickets for The Cosmic House can now be purchased for timed entry. Additional tickets will be released at intervals throughout the year.
The Cosmic House was designed by Charles Jencks as a manifesto for Post Modernism. Begun in 1978, it was a collaboration between Charles and Maggie Jencks and Terry Farrell with contributions from Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Allen Jones and others. As the spiritual home of Post Modernist discourse it hosted conversations with the leading architects and thinkers of the era, and will continue to be a place of discussion on architecture and it’s expanded field.
Timed tickets for The Cosmic House are available to book online.