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Research files

Research files

Part of

People

  • Chuck Hoberman (creator)
  • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

Title

Research files

Dates of creation

1985-1991

Level of archival description

Series 1

Extent and Medium

  • 0.38 l.m. of textual records
  • 39 drawings

Scope and Content

Twenty-four files of chiefly textual documents consisting of hand-written calculations and notes, sketches, coding (computer) printouts, algorithms, mathematical formulations, a few photographs, writings and patents. Material in this series was produced between 1985 and 1991.

Reference Number

AP165.S1

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270144
    • Title: Curved folding truss
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 9

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Calculation of truss position", "Algorithm for transforming linkage planes from generalized coordinates to X-Y plane", "Element definitions", "Geometry--torus", "Calculation of node position", "Graphics for folding truss", "Geometry--dodecahedron", "Hidden line sort program", "Calculation of linkage dimensions".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-1

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270145
    • Title: Classification of folding structure #1
    • Dates of creation: mid 1980s
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • diagrams
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-2

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270146
    • Title: Folding structure #3
    • Dates of creation: 1986-1988
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Single d. of nature of structure (proof)", "Sunshield graphics and materials", "Photos", "Sunshield (folding struc. #3)", "Radially symmetric structures", "Supplementary mat'l for sunshield programs", "Evaluation program for sunshield", "Developmental material", "Sunshield programs", "Classification of structure", "Double curvature structure"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-3

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270147
    • Title: Folding icosahedral truss
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "ICOS - drawing program", ICOS - geometry & facet definition", "ICOS - transformation of facets", "Folding icosahedron truss"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-4

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270148
    • Title: Folding truss patent application
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1988
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Patent claims/description (folding curved truss)", "Hardware for structures", "Patent illustrations for curved folding truss"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-5

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270149
    • Title: Folding structure #4 (stacking triangular plates)
    • Dates of creation: March 1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Folding structure #4". Folder contains chiefly drawings with little text.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-6

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270150
    • Title: Mathematics for 1st generation fold. structure
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Sketches", "1st generation folding shell", "Spiral cylinders", "Plane", "Cone", "Spherical spirals", "Plane", "Cylinder", "Icosahedron & related"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-7

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270151
    • Title: Folded sheet patents
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Folder contains photocopies of various patents for folding objects issued between 1931 and 1979.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • diagrams
    • patents

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-8

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270152
    • Title: Mathematics for folding structure #1
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Basic math for collapsible structures"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-9

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270153
    • Title: Other invention ideas 1987-88
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1988
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "'Inside out' folding toy", "Hinge design", "Curved folding truss (alternative configuration (hubs at scissor points))", "Covered folding dome", "Curved shelter" [empty], "Folding tetrahedral truss"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-10

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270154
    • Title: Honeybee visual material
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1989
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (compiler)
    • Honeybee Robotics (engineering firm)
    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Portfolio mat'l", "Extra portfolio mat'l".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Includes drawings and photographs.

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-11

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270155
    • Title: New inventions and variants
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Miscellaneous", "Deployable column", "Folding truss chair" "Folding spiral truss", "Invention presentation"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-12

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270156
    • Title: Graphics
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Computer-generated images.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design drawings

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies and printouts

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-13

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270157
    • Title: Patent material folding structure #3
    • Dates of creation: 1986-1989
    • Form: drawings, photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes descriptions, correspondence, diagrams, drawings, and 1 photograph.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-14

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270158
    • Title: Patent application information (1st generation)
    • Dates of creation: 1986-1988
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes descriptions, correspondence, diagrams, and drawings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-15

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270159
    • Title: Patents (Zeigler) (deployable trusses)
    • Dates of creation: 1991
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Photocopies of patents issued between 1972 and 1984, chiefly for retractable structures; typescript essay by Robert P. Merges entitled "On the Origins of Patent Law" ([9] stapled leaves); presentation about patents by Thomas A. Penn given at the Cooper Union for the advancement of Science and Art on Jan. 22, 1991 ([11] leaves).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • essay
    • patents

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-16

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270160
    • Title: Patents-deployable trusses
    • Dates of creation: 1991?
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Photocopies of patents issued between 1951 and 1986.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.03 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • patents

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-17

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270161
    • Title: Spaceframe (collapsible)
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Programs, diagrams, calculations, and drawings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-18

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270162
    • Title: Sketches
    • Dates of creation: late 1980s
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Sketches/undeveloped ideas".

    Quantity / Object type:

    21 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28.1 × 21.7 cm

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-19

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270163
    • Title: Programs (2nd generation folding structure)
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Variations on position program".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-20

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270164
    • Title: Other inventions
    • Dates of creation: 1986
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on paper, graphite and ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (largest): 28 × 21.8 cm sheets (smallest): 27.6 × 17.7 cm

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-21

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270165
    • Title: Variations & details for folding structure #1
    • Dates of creation: 1988?
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Thickness of materials", "Double layered surfaces", "Curve/fold", "Initial attempts to describe curved, double accordion folded surfaces", "Wave profile"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams
    • programs (computer)

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-22

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270166
    • Title: Walking legs
    • Dates of creation: 1987
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Laurie's grid project"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-23

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270167
    • Title: Writings
    • Dates of creation: 1985-1986
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Description:

    "Concrete digital design", "Writings", "Notes", "Notes"

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • calculations
    • diagrams

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-24

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270261
    • Title: Drawing(s), Research files
    • Dates of creation: 1987
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 × 21.7 cm

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-25

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270263
    • Title: Patents
    • Dates of creation: 1991?
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Chuck Hoberman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper; collage

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • patents

    Credit line:

    Chuck Hoberman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Chuck Hoberman/
    Gift of Chuck Hoberman

    Folder Number:

    165-001-26

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