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Pittsburgh New Urban Housing Competition

Pittsburgh New Urban Housing Competition

Part of

People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Pittsburgh New Urban Housing Competition

Dates of creation

1992

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 57 slides (col. ; 35mm)
  • 19 collages
  • 18 negatives (col. ; 35mm)
  • 15 printouts
  • 2 drawings
  • 1 book (bound printouts)

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for a new urban housing development sponsored by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The file contains plans, presentation material and printouts of images of an architectural model. The Foreign Office Architects received an Honourable Mention for their entry. Material in this file was produced in 1992.

Note: File ARCH272585 contains an early practice profile that contains copies of presentation drawings for this project.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1992.D2

Location

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269503
    • Title: Presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects for the New Urban Housing competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of presentation material by the Foreign Office Architects for the New Urban Housing competition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It includes printouts of colour images of an architectural model, sections and elevations, and presentation text.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    2 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32.5 × 61 cm (12 13/16 × 24 in.) sheet (largest): 27.7 × 86 cm (10 7/8 × 33 7/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The printouts are rolled.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Pennsylvania United States

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-002-007R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269511
    • Title: Elevations, sections, floor plans, and plotting for the inclusion of model and perspective photographs
    • Dates of creation: 1992
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of two drawings that were incorporated into presentation material for the New Urban Housing Pittsburgh Competition. The drawings include elevations, sections, floor plans, and plotting for the inclusion of model and perspective photographs in the final version of the material.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on tracing paper; ink and dry transfer on vellum

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 91.5 × 91.6 cm (36 × 36 1/16 in.) sheets (largest): 122.3 × 91.6 cm (48 1/8 × 36 1/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The drawings are rolled.

    Location:

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-002-006R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270373
    • Title: A book of presentation material, several loose pages of mock-ups for presentation material
    • Dates of creation: 1992
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group includes a book of presentation material, several loose pages of mock-ups for presentation material, and colour negatives of an architectural model for the New Urban Housing competition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also included is a letter dated May 4, 1992, from the competition coordinator to the Foreign Office Architects stating that their submission has been selected for exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

    Quantity / Object type:

    51 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    19 black ink and magazine clippings glued to translucent paper; 18 colour negatives (35mm); 13 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 28 × 21.7 cm (11 × 8 9/16 in.) sheets (largest): 45.5 × 30 cm (17 15/16 × 11 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The volume has a clear plastic protective cover.

    Location:

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Folder Number:

    171-011-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272619
    • Title: Slides related to the New Urban Housing competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains slides related to the New Urban Housing competition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and possibly the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England.

    Quantity / Object type:

    57 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    57 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

    cases: 27.8 × 21.5 × 1 cm slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in 3 hard-plastic cases.

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274939
    • Title: Drawings and presentation material
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1992
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Includes drawings and images of a model and presentation panels for the Pittsburgh New Urban Housing Competition. Original directory name: "003 Pittsburgh competition". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 17 digital files, 2 folders (8.75 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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