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Circlorama

Circlorama

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (quantity surveyors)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Circlorama

Dates of creation

1962-1964, 1967

Level of archival description

File 51

Extent and Medium

  • 19 drawings
  • 14 reprographic copies
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents proposals for a portable circular cinema for Circlorama Theatres Limited, of London, England, United Kingdom. Thumbnail sketches show positioning of concrete bases; erection of the cinema, central tower, and trussed wall frames; and the installation of the radially-trussed roof, interior fixtures, and exterior aluminum cladding. Diagrammatic sections show alternate designs for the structure and structural systems. A flow diagram illustrates projected circulation patterns. Also included in the group are fabrication drawings for the cinema by various consultants which Price may have used for reference purposes. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 1964.

File contains drawings by the following firms: Lawrence Colebrook (Construction Equipment) Co. Ltd, Andrew Smith Harkness Ltd, Cotton Ballard & Blow Architects & Surveyors.

File contains design development drawings and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D51

Location

London Greater London 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. Group DR1995:0213:015-019 (Air Structures Research, AP144.S2.D63) contains material that relates possibly to this file.

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0205:001-019
    • Title: Sketches with annotations, axonometric diagrams showing erection process
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketches with annotations, axonometric diagrams showing erection process, circulation patterns, plans, elevations, and sections, some used for publication in "Cedric Price Supplement", 'Architectural Design', vol. 40, (October 1970), 517.

    Quantity / Object type:

    19 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, wax crayon, adhesive film, adhesive tape, and stickers on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28.5 x 21.5 cm sheet (largest): 40.5 x 76 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: DR1995:0205:020-033
    • Title: Axonometric drawings, sections, plans, some with annotations, possibly for publication, and consultant's drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, wax crayon, and adhesive tape on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 69.5 cm sheet (largest): 77 x 133 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0205:034
    • Title: Sketches, consultant's sketches, correspondence, proposal
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketches, consultant's sketches, correspondence, proposal, specifications, estimate, invoice, calculations, price list, clippings, photographs, architect's report, meeting notes, and engineering contract

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 1 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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