Educated at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association in London, Price began his own tiny practice in London in 1960. Over nearly four decades, it completed no more than a handful of buildings, including the aviary at London Zoo in 1961, designed with Lord Snowdon and engineer Frank Newby.
More influential were his unbuilt projects, many of them concepts that stretched the boundaries of architecture. His Fun Palace project of 1961 in east London for Joan Littlewood had a direct influence on Piano & Rogers' 1971 design for the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
The Potteries Thinkbelt project of 1964, a mobile university of converted railway carriages, influenced last year's Royal Gold Medallists Archigram's Walking City idea.