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Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City (1996-1997)

Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City (1996-1997)

Part of

People

  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Title

Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City (1996-1997)

Dates of creation

1996-1997

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 114 drawings (including 8 reprographic copies and 3 printouts)
  • 1 photographic material

Scope and Content

This project series documents a proposal for Phat Studios in New York City from 1996-1997. The office identified the project number as 9618. This project, designed for record label Def Jam Records, was to be built on the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street in Queens. The design would then potentially be replicated for Def Jam in Los Angelos and Atlanta. The project would consist of a recording studio, restaurant, comedy club, listening lounge and retail space for label co-founder Russel Simmon's Phat Farm clothing brand. This project was never realized.

The project is recorded through drawings and a photograph of the existing site dating from 1996-1997. The drawings are mostly original sketches but some digital renderings of the project are also included.

Reference Number

AP056.S1.1996.PR06

Arrangement

Materials in this project series were arranged based on the classification scheme of the office, and some were arranged by material type.

Location

New York (City) New York United States

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1996.PR06.001
    • Title: Sketch plans, elevations, section and perspectives, Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 38 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 40 x 31 cm Sheet (largest): 77 x 61 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-145-02

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1996.PR06.002
    • Title: Sketch plans, elevations and perspectives, Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City
    • Dates of creation: 1996-1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 60 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm Sheet (largest): 77 x 31 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-145-03

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1996.PR06.003
    • Title: Sketch site plans and perspectives, Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City
    • Dates of creation: circa 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 28 x 22 cm

    Physical Description:

    Note that this file includes drawings on Clearprint™ translucent paper. All drawings on Clearprint™ paper should remain isolated from other types of paper and from the folder itself with a Mylar™ barrier.

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-116-15

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1996.PR06.004
    • Title: No title
    • Dates of creation: circa 1997
    • Form: photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 reprographic copies, some with annotations
    • 1 photographic material

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 36 x 22 cm Sheet (largest): 43 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-142-11

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    • Reference Number: AP056.S1.1996.PR06.005
    • Title: Digital renderings of presentation perspectives, Phat Studios, Def Jam Records, New York City
    • Dates of creation: circa 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 printouts

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (smallest): 44 x 28 cm Sheet (largest): 61 x 54 cm

    Credit line:

    Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects/
    Gift of Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects

    Folder Number:

    056-144-03

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