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Atom

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Atom

Dates of creation

1967-1968

Level of archival description

File 71

Extent and Medium

  • 46 reprographic copies
  • 9 drawings
  • 0.06 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents Cedric Price's participation in the design charette organized by the School of Architecture at Rice University, for Design Fete IV (4 June 1967 - 16 June 1967), in Houston, Texas. Six teams, each composed of one professional architect and six architecture students, were given a hypothetical location and program for a new town along with its educational needs and asked to create an 'educationally integrated' community. The results were published by Rice University in 'New Schools for New Towns'. File contains conceptual sketches showing plans for self-pace learning, intensive learning, large volume social activities, variable volume social activities, and commercial activities. Other drawings show links between diverse activity elements and illustrate a communications network with a central 'town brain'. Material in this group includes network analysis diagrams, diagrammatic plans showing activity nodes, and charts depicting design components ('kit of parts'). Some material in this file was published in: "Total Learning Environment with a Kit of Parts", 'Progressive Architecture' (April 1968), 208-210; 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 18, 26-29; "Atom: Design for New Learning for a New Town", 'Architectural Design' (May 1968), 232-235. Material in this file was produced between 1967 and 1968.

Charles Colbert, Paul Kennon, Niklaus Morganthaler, Robert Venturi and Thomas Vreeland appear as professional participants in the design charette. William Cannady appears as the director of Rice University's Design Fete IV.

File contains conceptual drawings and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D71

Location

Houston Texas United States

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: DR1995:0233:001-009
    • Title: Sketches, sketch plans, and axonometric drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, adhesive film, adhesive tape, and adhesive label on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26.5 x 37 cm sheet (largest): 51 x 76.5 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: DR1995:0233:010-024
    • Title: Progress charts, diagrammatic plans, some showing development phases
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 10

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    progress charts, diagrammatic plans, some showing development phases, key of symbols, regional site plan, diagrams, schematic regional maps, and perspective sketch

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 46 x 69 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: DR1995:0233:025-039
    • Title: Diagrammatic plans and sections, sections, perspective, and plan sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, and wax crayon on reprographic copies and translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 46 x 67.5 cm sheet (largest): 51 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: DR1995:0233:040-054
    • Title: Sketch, elevation, plan, perspective drawing, exterior axonometric sketch
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 5

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch, elevation, plan, perspective drawing, exterior axonometric sketch, diagrammatic section, plan, and axonometric drawing, progress chart, diagrams, and diagrammatic plans and section with publication annotations

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, wax crayon, adhesive film, and adhesive tape on translucent paper and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 41.5 x 13 cm sheet (largest): 51 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: DR1995:0233:055:001
    • Title: Architect's statement and proposal, publications, including 'New Schools For New Towns'
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 5

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    architect's statement and proposal, publications, including 'New Schools For New Towns' by William Cannady, EFL, Rice University, postcards, notes, negatives of perspective renderings, clippings, and one folder containing sketches with annotations, notes, and correspondence

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 2 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: DR1995:0233:055:002
    • Title: Correspondence, charette schedule and list of participants
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 17

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, charette schedule and list of participants, notes, architect's statement, proposal, program, and sketches

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 2 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: DR2004:0274
    • Title: Correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    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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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0275
    • Title: Binder containing report titled 'Educational Plan for Atomia
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    binder containing report titled 'Educational Plan for Atomia, Rice University Design Fete IV' by John E. Tirrell and Albert A Canfield

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 33 x 24 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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