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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The Venezuela pavilion

Made up of three large, colourful cubes, Venezuela's pavilion at Montréal's Expo 67 was as much sculpture as architecture. The first cube... read more
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prints and drawings

Cedric Price and Archigram: Trondheim Competition, Norway

In 1972 Cedric Price (1934-2003) joined forces with fellow British architect Tony Dugdale, Norwegian architect Per Kartvedt, and members of... read more
about prints and drawings


Aldo Rossi Archive

Architect, designer, artist, theoretician, teacher, and author, Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) is the most well-known figure in Italian architecture... read more
about the archives


She, the house

Marta Masferrer writes for "Trapped in the CCA" as a 2011 Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Intern. This program encourages students... read more
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artefacts and media

The heart of the Biozentrum

One of Peter Eisenman’s ambitions for the Biozentrum was to use a computer as a modeling tool capable of drafting predefined forms in endless... read more
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selections from CCA collection

With its foreshortened perspective, this monumental image (1926-1927) is a testament to the experimentation of photographers in Soviet Russia... read more

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