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Melmark

Melmark

Part of

People

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

Title

Melmark

Dates of creation

1979

Level of archival description

File 105

Extent and Medium

  • 7 drawings
  • 1 panel
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents a competition entry for a landmark to be located in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia. Price's project for a multi-use structure combined the idea of a "city-farm" with public access routes for harvesting, marketing, and purchasing produce. "[F]our multi-floored hydroponic farms" covered with faceted triangulated space frames rise from an expansive open deck structure which covered most of the site. Artificial lights and additional water collection and supply was integrated within the triangulated space frames. Conceptual sketches in pen and coloured pencil show the initial design. A presentation panel which is composed of text and drawings pasted onto a base sheet indicates the existing site conditions in plan, the open deck platform grids, the triangulated space frames, various views of the proposed landmark design, and future design developments. Material in this file was produced in 1979.

File contains conceptual drawings and presentation panels.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D105

Location

Melbourne Australia

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negative related to this file. Group DR2004:1047 in New Westminster Pier (AP144.S2.D106) contains drawings related to this file.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0292:001-007
    • Title: Sketches, including site plans, plans, axonometrics, perspectives, and sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Wax crayon and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 50 cm sheet (largest): 50 x 75 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0292:009
    • Title: Correspondence, sketches, drawings, architect's statement
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, sketches, drawings, architect's statement, office memoranda, notes, competition programme, pamphlet, clippings, and atlases

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 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: DR1995:0292:008
    • Title: Melmark (Melbourne Landmark) project: presentation drawing
    • Dates of creation: 21 June 1979
    • Form: drawings

    People:

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

    Description:

    proposal text, sketches, site plans, perspectives, sections, and axonometric

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, ink stamp and collage (coloured pencil, ink, and graphite on translucent paper -- reprographic copies of typescript on paper -- electrostatic prints, one with ink, on paper) on pre-printed translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 68,6 × 87,6 cm (27 × 34 1/2 in.)

    Inscription:

    dated and numbered

    Credit line:

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

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