The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, related artefacts and ephemera, archives and oral histories of individual architects.

The Collection now comprises over half a million examples that testify to the diverse ways in which architecture has been imagined, conceived, observed, and transformed for the past six centuries.

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Researchers may consult the Collection in the Library Reading Room by contacting Collection Reference. For information about reproductions from the Collection, contact Rights and Reproductions.

For information on loans of objects for exhibitions, please see the Policy on Lending CCA Objects for Temporary Exhibitions.

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photographs

Otto Wagner's design for the Peace Palace


Today marks the centenary of the opening of the Peace Palace in the Netherlands, which was built to offer a space for different nations to... read more
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prints and drawings

Ernst May Brigade: Housing for Greater Moscow


German architect Ernst May was invited to Moscow in 1929 to collaborate on the USSR’s first Five-Year Plan, sponsored by the Central Office... read more
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archives

John Hejduk Archive


The work of John Hejduk (1929–2000) – architect, poet, and, above all, teacher – lies at the intersection of architecture, narrative, sculpture... read more
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publications

Temporary Funerary Architecture


In Europe, just as the royal triumphal entry into a city was celebrated through pageantry and with temporary structures and decorations, so... read more
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artefacts and media

Hoffman Collection of Souvenir Models


To date, 983 souvenir models representing architectural structures and monuments and originally assembled by Barry Hoffman, are owned by the... read more
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selections from CCA collection

In November 1973 Gordon Matta-Clark was invited by curator Paolo Minetti of Galleriaforma to exhibit in Genoa, Italy. Minetti offered him... read more

In 1951 the mayor of Ahmedabad, Chinubhai Chimanbhai, invited Le Corbusier to design a new house for the mayor on a site on the west bank... read more