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Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library

Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library

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People

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

Title

Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library

Dates of creation

1996

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 68 printouts
  • 49 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 39 digital files
  • 4 drawings
  • 3 books

Scope and Content

File documents an unsuccessful competition entry by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library international design competition, Kyoto, Japan. The competition resulted in a total of 493 entries, and 1st prize was awarded to Japanese architectural firm Fumio Toki Associates.

The file contains competition information by the Ministry of Construction, project notes, computer-aided design renderings, plans, and photographic materials. Material in this file was produced circa 1996.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1996.D2

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 and Japanese.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269354
    • Title: Material created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group consists of material created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library, Kyoto, Japan. It includes correspondence, site plans, floor plans, sections, elevations, data tables and computer-generated design renderings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    15 printouts; 1 textual document

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 29.7 × 21 cm (11 11/16 × 8 1/4 in.) sheets (largest): 59.5 × 84.2 cm (23 7/16 × 33 1/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The material is rolled.

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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:

    171-005-005R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269378
    • Title: Computer-generated design renderings of both the exterior and interior of the design
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group consists of design development drawings created by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan. It includes computer-generated design renderings of both the exterior and interior of the design.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    8 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 43.4 × 102.3 cm (17 1/16 × 40 1/4 in.) sheets (largest): 74.3 × 91.5 cm (29 1/4 × 36 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The material is rolled.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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:

    171-005-004R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270389
    • Title: Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a document calculating area allocation, 4 computer-aided design renderings, 3 collages and plans, including 3 sections, 2 floor plans, 2 elevations and a site plan for the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan.

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    14 printouts; 3 collages of printouts taped to paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 × 42.3 cm (11 13/16 × 16 5/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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:

    171-014-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270736
    • Title: Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library, Kyoto, Japan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of drawings by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan. It includes computer-generated design renderings of both the basic structural exterior and interior of the design.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    3 reprographic copies on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 83.5 × 96 cm (32 7/8 × 37 13/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The material is rolled.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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:

    171-005-002R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270737
    • Title: Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library, Kyoto, Japan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of various copies of plans and drawings by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan. It includes floor plans, elevations, sections and a computer-generated design rendering of the exterior.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    10 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 59.5 × 84.2 cm (23 7/16 × 33 1/8 in.) sheets (largest): 84.5 × 109.4 cm (33 1/4 × 43 1/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The reprographic copies are rolled.

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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

    Related units of description:

    • - This material was originally rolled with the material in record number ARCH270738. Two rolls were created for conservation purposes.

    Folder Number:

    171-005-001R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270738
    • Title: Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library, Kyoto, Japan
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of presentation drawings by the Foreign Office Architects for the Kansai-Kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan. It includes floor plans, elevations, sections and roof details.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    9 printouts on glossy paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 59.4 × 84 cm (23 3/8 × 33 1/16 in.) sheets (largest): 59.4 × 89 cm (23 3/8 × 35 1/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The printouts are rolled.

    Location:

    Kyoto Japan

    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

    Related units of description:

    • - This material was originally rolled with the material in record number ARCH270737. Two rolls were created for conservation purposes.

    Folder Number:

    171-005-003R

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271065
    • Title: Material related to the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library competition
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains material related to the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library competition, Kyoto, Japan. It includes:

    - 6 loose printouts of computer-generated design renderings;

    - 4 loose sheets of sketches and notes on types of trees and their change in appearance during each of the four seasons;

    - A volume titled, "Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library (Provisional Name) Design Competition: Details of Invitation", by the Ministry of Construction, Japan, November 1995;

    - A volume titled, "Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library (Provisional Name) Design Competition: Reference Materials", by the Ministry of Construction, Japan, November 1995;

    - A volume titled, "Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library (Provisional Name) Design Competition: Compiled Replies to Questions", by the Ministry of Construction, Japan, March 1996 (Note: There is a folded site plan and a printout containing design notes inside this volume);

    - 3 pages (stapled) of presentation text by the Foreign Office Architects that describe their design approach for the project, June 1996.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Location:

    Japan

    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:

    171-083-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272607
    • Title: 49 slides related to the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library project, Kyoto, Japan.
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    49 slide(s)

    Technique and media:

    49 slides : col. ; 35mm

    Dimensions:

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

    Physical Description:

    - The slides are in 2 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: ARCH274954
    • Title: Drawings
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Includes drawings of diagrams, a model and panels, images of plans and 3D renderings, and a project description for the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library. Original directory name: "018 Kansai". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .jpg, .tif, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    39 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 39 digital files, 8 folders (43.3 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH275971
    • Title: Presentation material
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269582. This group contains images of plans and presentation renderings for the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library. Original directory name: "KANSAI". Prevalent file types: .jpg, .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 digital files (19.6 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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    • Reference Number: ARCH275991
    • Title: Images of renderings of the exterior
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269588. This group contains images of 3D renderings of the exterior design of the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library. Original directory name: "KANSAI". Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 digital files (3.3 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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