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House 11a

House 11a

Part of

People

  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (creator)
  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (architectural firm)
  • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

Title

House 11a

Dates of creation

1978

Level of archival description

File 23

Extent and Medium

  • 306 drawings
  • 1 reprographic copy
  • 1 CD-R

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted project for House 11a, designed for Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Forster, Palo Alto, California, United States. File also includes one drawing for the International Seminary of Design in the Area of Cannaregio-West in Venice, Italy. Material in this file was produced in 1978.

File does not contain any conceptual drawings by Eisenman. Freehand diagrams explain the series of "topological" operations at the origin of the design (DR1994:0139:001-008). The original presentation drawings are published in 'Progressive Architecture' (DR1994:0139:283-301). File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, and presentation drawings.

- Conceptual drawings include elevations, sections, and axonometrics - mostly black and coloured felt-tip pen on tracing vellum. Design development drawings include plans and axonometrics - some black felt-tip pen and some graphite on yellow tracing paper; and reprographic copies include - one photocopy on wove paper. Presentation drawings include plans, elevations, and axonometrics - mostly pen and black ink on tracing vellum. Copies include a stat of an axonometric of House 11a and a photocopy of part of the Cannaregio site plan.

Reference Number

AP143.S4.D23

Location

Palo Alto California United States

Language of material

Documents are in English.

General note

  • Some material in this file has been processed at a preliminary level. Consult curator for further information.

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:001-008
    • Title: Sections, axonometrics, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    sections, axonometrics, plans; some drawings showing series of topographical operations at the origin of design

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink and graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 17 x 38 cm sheet (largest): 29 x 29 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:009-048
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    40 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite on translucent paper; reprographic copy with ink

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 22 x 28 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 48 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:049-088
    • Title: Axonometrics, sections, sketches, elevations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    40 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 31 x 64 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:089-129
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, elevations, sections, sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    41 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 23 x 17 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 61 x 116 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:130-157
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, sections, sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    28 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil, graphite, and ink on translucent paper; reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 22 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 61 x 102 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:158-187
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 28 cm sheet (largest): 42 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:188-217
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 28 cm sheet (largest): 42 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:218-247
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 36 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:248-282
    • Title: Axonometrics, plans, presentation texts for AIA convention in Dallas
    • Dates of creation: 24 May 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    35 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 36 x 28 cm sheet (largest): 42 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:283-301
    • Title: Plans, sections, axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper with transfer type

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 54 x 53 cm sheet (largest): 54 x 54 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:304-307
    • Title: Sections, plan, axonometric
    • Dates of creation: 1978
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (architect)
    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on translucent paper; reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 44 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 46 x 65 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Masking tape on some drawings.

    Location:

    Palo Alto California United States

    Subject:

    • architecture

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • house

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:302
    • Title: Axonometric
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 24 x 25 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1994:0139:303
    • Title: Site plan dated "7 July 78" for the International Seminary of Design for Cannaregio-West
    • Dates of creation: 7 July 1978
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 conceptual drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 43 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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