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Southend Roof

Southend Roof

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People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Southend Roof

Dates of creation

1971-1975

Level of archival description

File 85

Extent and Medium

  • 18 reprographic copies
  • 13 drawings
  • 1 model
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted design for a suspended inflatable roof over the pedestrian area of High Street in Southend-on-Sea, England, for client David Keddie. Cedric Price and Frank Newby designed a roof system that could respond to adverse weather conditions. The final proposal consists of three inflatable reinforced tubes suspended at intervals from metal posts. The tubes can be staggered irregularly to accommodate variations in the cornice heights and canopies of adjacent buildings. Conceptual sketches show preliminary sections for alternate designs for the roof, and presentation drawings show alternate designs for the roof layout. Other drawings include site plan, street layout plans, and details, including one showing a tensioned pneumatic membrane and connection details to post. Many conceptual sketches and drawings are also included within the textual records. Some material in this file was published in "Southend Roof", 'Architectural Design', October 1972, 596-597, and 'Techniques et Architecture', May-June 1975. Material in this file was produced between 1971 and 1975.

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

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D85

Location

Southend-on-Sea England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English and French.

Related units of description

  • Group DR2004:1234 contains material that relates to Trafalgar project (AP144.S2.D114) and Snake project (AP144.S2.D129).

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0256:001-013
    • Title: Sketch sections, site plan, elevations, sections, and plans of various proposals, and of existing conditions
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch sections, site plan, elevations, sections, and plans of various proposals, and of existing conditions, diagrammatic sections, and detail section

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, adhesive film, adhesive labels, and adhesive tape on translucent paper, and paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42.5 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: DR1995:0256:014-024
    • Title: Sections, elevations, and plans of proposals, some with annotations, street elevations, and site plan
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, wax crayon, and gouache on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.5 x 42.5 cm sheet (largest): 38 x 72 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0256:026:001
    • Title: Correspondence, including minutes of meeting and clippings
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, including minutes of meeting and clippings, sketches, notes, photograph, drawing, chart, meeting notes, office costs, and building programme

    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: DR1995:0256:026:002
    • Title: Slides photographs, and postcard of street views, conceptual sketches, including perspective sketch
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    slides photographs, and postcard of street views, conceptual sketches, including perspective sketch, drawings of alternative proposals, trade brochures, notes, price list, calculations, clippings, and ordonance map

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 37.5 x 3 cm

    Physical Description:

    - File folder contains the following labels: 'Job 105/Southend/Roof' and 'Lightweight/Enclosures Unit'.

    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: DR2004:1233
    • Title: Views of model, some used for publication
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic color prints

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 x 28 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: DR2004:1234
    • Title: Sketch plan of proposal, view of site at street level
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch plan of proposal, view of site at street level, clippings showing published images, diagrams, and elevations showing Trafalgar project (AP144.S2.D114) and Snake project (AP144.S2.D129)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, wax crayon, adhesive film, and adhesive tape on translucent paper, paper, reprographic copies, and gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 22 x 22 cm sheet (largest): 30 x 21 cm

    Credit line:

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

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0256:025
    • Title: Southend roof: presentation model
    • Dates of creation: 1971-1975
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Cedric Price (architect)
    • David Price (model maker)
    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    model of street and buildings with proposed inflatable roof, including cast metal figures, and vehicles, and cover for model

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plastic foam, paint, composite wood, wood, plastic, metal, thread, graphite pencil as pegs, graphite, printed paper, adhesive film and adhesive labels (by conservation/restauration) graphite, ink, adhesive film, paper collage, adhesive labels, metal, metal wire, styrofoam (tm), wood, composite wood, masonite (tm), paint, nylon, and thread (by howard shubert)

    Dimensions:

    model: 21 x 74.5 x 10.5 cm

    Credit line:

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

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