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Auditorium, Claverton Bath

Auditorium, Claverton Bath

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (quantity surveyors)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Associated Architects & Consultants (consulting engineering firm)
  • Ian McCallum (client)
  • American Museum in Britain (client)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Auditorium, Claverton Bath

Dates of creation

1962-1964

Level of archival description

File 41

Extent and Medium

  • 18 drawings
  • 3 reprographic copies
  • 0.03 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.02 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted project for a domed auditorium at Claverton in Bath, England, for the American Museum in Britain. Adapted from Buckmister Fuller's design for the Radome it was to serve as a multipurpose auditorium and exhibition space. The 250-seat auditorium was enclosed by a double dome construction which could be raised and lowered by hydraulic jacks. Design development sketches and perspective studies show various layouts for seating, and diagrams contain directions for erecting the stage and positioning the dome. A section shows the major components: the dome, both lowered and raised; the location of the hydraulic jacks, screens, and baffles; and the seating layout. Two interior perspectives show the dome both raised and lowered. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 1964.

Some perspective diagrams in the file are attributed to M. Haxworth.

File contains design development drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D41

Location

Bath Avon England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negatives related to this file.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0198:001-018
    • Title: Site plan, sketch plans and sections, diagram, details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plan, sketch plans and sections, diagram, details, perspective diagrams showing raised and lowered dome, plans, sections, and elevations of auditorium and dome

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, and wax crayon on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 70 cm sheet (largest): 59 x 75 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0198:019-021
    • Title: Plan, elevations, sections, and perspective drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on reprographic copies, some with annotations

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 38 x 70 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0198:022
    • Title: Correspondence, some from Yehudi Menuhin, building programme
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, some from Yehudi Menuhin, building programme, estimates, trade catalogues, clippings, notes, memorandum, planning application forms, project statements, and bill of quantities

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 38 x 3 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0074
    • Title: Views of auditorium model
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on gelatin silver prints, some with annotations, and photomechanical print

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0076
    • Title: View of model showing auditorium seating
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 35.5 x 36 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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