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Design, prototypes, and related documentation

Design, prototypes, and related documentation

Part of

People

  • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

Title

Design, prototypes, and related documentation

Dates of creation

1996 - 2012

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • approximately 2,200 digital files (8.1 GB)
  • 3 folders of textual documents (.1 l.m.)
  • 1 Hyposurface wall module
  • 44 prototype pieces

Scope and Content

Series 1, Design, prototypes, and related documentation, 1996 - 2006, documents the conceptualization, design, and testing of the HypoSurface project. This includes approximately 2,200 digital design files, a three-square metre Hyposurface wall module, 44 prototype pieces, and a small amount of textual documentation.

The digital files in this series contain the bulk of the documentation on the conceptualization and design of the Hyposurface project. Much of this material is richly visual, including still and video concept renderings; images, animations, and drawings of related projects like HypoStage, HypoFloor, HypoFlex, and HypoVoxel; and drawings for prototype “squids” (actuators with rubber covering). The digital files also include material that is more textual in nature, particularly the administrative files for the project, a technical dossier, as well as patent documentation (relating to the physical textual documentation).Notably, the digital materials also include interactive software, called the Aegis Simulator, which allows the user to interact with a rendering of the HypoSurface wall, mimicking the wall’s real-life behavior.

Digital formats in this series reflect the range of CAD, still image, and textual documentation present. Notably, there are a significant number of CAD formats present, including AutoCAD, 3DM, DIFF, and IGES formats, consisting of almost 400 total files.

The physical component of this series contains a functional three-square metre HypoSurface wall module, as well as 44 other assorted prototype pieces. The prototypes include eight surface pieces in both metal and rubber, two sample actuators, and thirty-four smaller, miscellaneous pieces.

Reference Number

AP170.S1

Arrangement

This series is arranged in rough chronological order.

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.001
    • Title: Rendering stills and videos for competition, including 3DS Max files, plug-ins, and custom rendering software, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 12 April 1996 - 2 April 1999
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Label: "DECOI BACKUP FILES AEGIS" parts 1-2. Most common file formats: Truevision TGA Bitmap, JPEG File Interchange Format, OLE2 Compound Document Format, Windows Portable Executable, Unidentified.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 341 digital files (629 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Many files were incorrectly identified as OLE2 Compound Document format; these files will open in 3DS Max. Some external references in some 3DS Max files are missing. Files with the .bip and .fig file extensions appear to be related to 3DS Max plug-ins. They were not able to be opened at the time of processing and it is unclear how to access their content.

    Arrangement:

    These materials originally appeared on two separate CDs and were brought together due to overlapping content.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.002
    • Title: Video of early concept renderings and 3D models and animations for Birmingham Hippodrome, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 28 December 1998 - 22 February 1999
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Some files appear to relate to those in AP170.S1.01. Label: "Hippodrome Animations, all animations and max files/afterfx" and "DECOI BACKUP FILES AEGIS part 3." Original directory name: "1999-2". Most common file formats: Windows Bitmap, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, OLE2 Compound Document Format, Tagged Image File Format, Adobe After Effects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 141 digital files (531 MB)

    Physical Description:

    The Adobe After Effects files would not launch in the 2017 version; it is unclear what version of the software is needed. Some external references are missing for some of the 3DS Max 3D models; these can be at least partially accessed in Autodesk 3DS Max 2015.

    Arrangement:

    These two directories were from two different CDs and were packaged together due to their overlapping content.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.003
    • Title: Aegis Simulator, video of early concept renderings, and demonstrations of pistons for a feasibility report, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 10 January 1999 - 9 June 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Label: "Aegis June 2000 (piston movies)." Most common file formats: Quicktime, Audio/Video Interleaved Format, Plain Text File, Windows Portable Executable.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 digital files (419 MB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.004
    • Title: Aegis technical dossier including prototype diagrams and images, as well as manufacturer drawings, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 3 March 1999 - 28 November 2000
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Label: "Aegis Technical Roster." Most common file formats: AutoCAD Drawing, Tagged Image File Format, Windows Metafile Image, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), JPEG File Interchange Format.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 44 digital files (126 MB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.005
    • Title: Design documentation, including simulators and CAD drawings, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 11 January 1999 - 21 April 2004
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Design documentation includes various HypoSurface simulators, technical documentation, AutoCAD plans for the Birmingham Hippodrome, 3D models and plans for squids (surface prototype component), and photographs. Original directory name: "Aegis Folder". Most common file formats: Plain Text File, AutoCAD Drawing, Drawing Interchange File Format (ASCII), JPEG File Interchange Format, Unidentified.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 517 digital files (1 GB)

    Arrangement:

    This directory reflects original order with two exceptions. One directory ("Venice") was moved into this directory with two related video files. Additionally, Administrative files were move to AP170.S1.06.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    General note:

    • Some early QuarkXpress files were migrated to QuarkXpress 9 and saved as PDFs for easier access. Some fonts or images may be missing or broken.
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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.006
    • Title: Administrative material, including financial, client, marketing, and legal documentation, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 20 November 1999 - 20 September 2007
    • Form: born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Microsoft Word Document, Microsoft Excel 97 Workbook (xls), JPEG File Interchange Format, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, Microsoft Word (generic).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 541 digital files (2 GB)

    Arrangement:

    Administrative files were collocated in this directory.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    General note:

    • Some early QuarkXpress files were migrated to QuarkXpress 9 and saved as PDFs for easier access. Some fonts or images may be missing or broken.
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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.007
    • Title: Images and animations for HypoStage, including sketch for installation for car show in Dubai, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 7 January 2000 - 29 August 2007
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Graphics Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, JPEG File Interchange Format.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 digital files (63 MB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.008
    • Title: 3D models, animations, elevations, and sketches for HypoFloor, HypoFlex, and HypoVoxel
    • Dates of creation: 11 December 2000 - 13 December 2006
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: Graphics Interchange Format, JPEG File Interchange Format, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, 3DM, Adobe Illustrator.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 68 digital files (238 MB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.009
    • Title: Diagrams for patent application, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 13 June 2001 - 8 September 2001
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    See the textual records in AP170.S1.10 for related material. Label: Patent Figures 08-09-2001." Files include digital files carved from the disk image using the Sleuth Kit command line utility tsk_recover. Most common file formats: AutoCAD Drawing, JPEG File Interchange Format, Raw JPEG stream.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 digital files (36 MB)

    Arrangement:

    Originally housed with textual materials in AP170.S1.10.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.010
    • Title: Patent documentation, including technical specifications, correspondence, and diagrams, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    See the digital records in AP170.S1.009 for related material.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 folders of textual records

    Arrangement:

    Originally housed with CD, whose contents are in AP170.S1.009.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.011
    • Title: 3D models and plans for squids (prototype components), HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: 1 December 2005
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT". Most common file formats: 3DM, Adobe Illustrator, Encapsulated PostScript File Format, STL (Standard Tessellation Language) Binary.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 digital files (203 MB)

    Physical Description:

    The STL file will open when imported into Rhinoceros 5.0.

    Arrangement:

    These two directories were brought together due to their related content.

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.012
    • Title: 3D models and hand-drawn sketches for HypoSurface installation at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), including squids (prototype components) and assembly documentation
    • Dates of creation: 25 January 2006 - 21 August 2006
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "HypoSurface Project". Most common file formats: Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES), JPEG File Interchange Format, 3DM, Windows Bitmap, AutoCAD Drawing.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 163 digital files (1 GB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.013
    • Title: 3D models, elevations, sketches, and assembly diagrams for HypoSurface 3
    • Dates of creation: 19 October 2006 - 2 December 2006
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Exchangeable Image File Format (Compressed), 3DM, Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format, Raw JPEG Stream.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 290 digital files (604 MB)

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.014
    • Title: Prototype of HypoSurface 1 module
    • Dates of creation: 2000
    • Form: born digital, models
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 wall module

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.015
    • Title: Rubber and metal surface prototypes, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: circa 1999 - 2012
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 4

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 surface prototypes

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.016
    • Title: Prototype pieces, including squids, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: circa 1999 - 2006
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 34 prototype pieces

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP170.S1.017
    • Title: Metal and rubber surface prototypes and actuators, HypoSurface
    • Dates of creation: circa 1999 - 2007
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 4

    People:

    • Mark Goulthorpe (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 surface prototypes
    • 2 actuators

    Credit line:

    Mark Goulthorpe Hyposurface project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
    Gift of Mark Goulthorpe

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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