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Compton Verney Opera Competition

Compton Verney Opera Competition

Part of

People

  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Compton Verney Opera Competition

Dates of creation

1988-1989

Level of archival description

File 89

Extent and Medium

  • 465 drawings
  • 8 reprographic copies
  • 2 ring binders
  • 1 roll
  • 0.07 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry for the Compton Verney Opera on the grounds of the Compton Verney manor house, in the county of Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. Material in this file was produced between 1988 and 1989.

File contains reference drawings, conceptual drawings, a large number of design development drawings as well as several presentation drawings. File also contains photographic materials and textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D89

Location

Warwickshire England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P1
    • Title: Views of site and of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour prints, negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P2
    • Title: Views of presentation model and of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,03 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P3
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,03 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P4
    • Title: Architects' reports and textual records relating to acoustic properties of other opera houses
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P5
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 32 x 47 x 7 cm (12 5/8 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P6
    • Title: Design development drawings, including several sketch and schematic site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    mostly design development drawings, including several sketch and schematic site plans, several rendered, axonometrics, perspectives, sections and area diagrams for alternative schemes for site layout, buildings and landscape, some early conceptual drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    365 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper and reprographic copies, some reprographic copies enhanced with coloured pencil, montages of reprographic copies on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 19 cm (6 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 30 x 83 cm (11 13/16 x 32 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0346

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P7
    • Title: Rendered site plan, elevation and sections, axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 44 cm (14 15/16 x 17 5/16 in.) sheet (largest): 69 x 90 cm (27 3/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the drawings have been removed from exhibition mats in which they were originally received.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0347

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P8
    • Title: Site and floor plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics and perspectives, including for architects' report
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    93 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper, reprographic copies, some mounted on translucent paper, some paper and transparent paper overlays

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) sheet (largest): 85 x 119 cm (33 7/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0348

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P9
    • Title: Topographic surveys, consultant's drawings for opera house
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 44 x 60 cm (17 5/16 x 23 5/8 in.) sheet (largest): 60 x 84 cm (23 5/8 x 33 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0348

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P10
    • Title: Elevations and sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 42 x 237 cm (16 9/16 x 93 5/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0514 R

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P11
    • Title: Topographic surveys and maps
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, gelatin silver prints

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P13
    • Title: Architects' reports, clippings
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P14
    • Title: Clippings, correspondence, notes, competition programmes, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 29 x 35 x 8 cm (11 7/16 x 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D89.P12
    • Title: Rendered elevation and sections
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 42 x 223 cm (16 9/16 x 87 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0514 R

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