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Future Homes, Malmö, Sweden

Future Homes, Malmö, Sweden

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People

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

Title

Future Homes, Malmö, Sweden

Dates of creation

2000-2001

Level of archival description

Exhibition

Extent and Medium

  • 30 printouts
  • 759 digital files

Scope and Content

File documents Bo01, City of Tomorrow, a housing exposition that ran from May 11 through September 9, 2001, in Malmö, Sweden. An element of the exposition was a competition organized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design a prototype of a dwelling enabelling NASA scientists to live on planet Mars. The Foreign Office Architects explained the project as involving the “construction of a structure which explores the potential of a transportable cylinder that can be opened to provide a home or a research unit for use on the planet Mars”.

The Foreign Office Architects were invited to participate in the competition, and were one of five finalists. Their design, an Alternative Bioplex Prototype (also referred to as the Bioplex Capsule), was reveiled as part of the exposition’s Future Homes display. It is possible that this project is related to an installation also referred to as Future Homes, for Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany, that was exhibited from 1 June to 31 October 2000. This connection requires further investigation.

File contains documentation concerning the exhibition and the Bioplex Prototype, planning drawings, presentation drawings, and graphic material used for publication.

Reference Number

AP171.S2.SS1.2001.D2

Location

Hannover Germany

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: ARCH270407
    • Title: Future Homes: Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany
    • Dates of creation: 15 September 2000
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of presentation drawings, including plans, sections, elevations and computer-generated interior views of the Expo 2000 installation of "Future Homes" in Hanover, Germany. The group includes a set of drawings by the Foreign Office Architects and an Outline Design Report by Adams Kara Taylor, consulting civil and structural engineers.

    Quantity / Object type:

    30 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    30 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 × 42.2 cm (11 13/16 × 16 5/8 in.)

    Location:

    Hannover Germany

    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:

    171-017-003

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271323
    • Title: Textual records related to the Future Homes exhibition
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Adams Kara Taylor (Firm) (consulting engineering firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the Future Homes exhibition, which existed within the programme of the 'Bo01 City of Tomorrow international housing exhibition', Malmö, Sweden. The file includes a project description and programme by Jan Aman, the project manager for Future Homes, and faxes sent between the Foreign Office Architects and Adams Kara Taylor (consulting civil and structural engineers) concerning design development and planning.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. It was labelled, "Bioplex Capsule/ 037-01 / 2001".

    Location:

    Sweden

    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:

    171-092-009

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271324
    • Title: Textual records related to the 'Bo01 City of Tomorrow international housing exhibition'
    • Dates of creation: between July and August 2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records related to the 'Bo01 City of Tomorrow international housing exhibition', Malmö, Sweden. It includes an envelope of sample materials and plans by Adams Kara Taylor titled, "Unfolded Patterns".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a plastic vertical file for conservation purposes. It was labelled, "Bioplex Capsule Drawings / 037-02 / 2001".

    Location:

    Sweden

    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:

    171-092-010

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272724
    • Title: Colour photographs of spacecrafts and rockets, possibly taken at a NASA facility
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    35 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 35 photographs

    Technique and media:

    35 chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 12.5 × 19.7 × 1 cm

    Physical Description:

    - These photographs are in a black envelope from Boots Photos.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    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: ARCH275054
    • Title: Drawings, plans, animations, collages, presentation material and project descriptions, Future Homes, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: circa 2000
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Received at CCA on a DVD-R. Original directory name: "037 Bioplex Capsule". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .max, .eps, .tif, .fmz, .jpg, .psd, .doc, .avi, .mov, .qxd

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 331 digital files (1.5 GB)

    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: ARCH275187
    • Title: Reference imagery, drafts of presentation text, drawings (including plans, sections and elevations), 3D renderings and digital collages for Bioplex Capsule, Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH270693. Original directory name: "stockholm+ny 8-01". Prevalent file types: .eps, .dwg, .dgn, .fmz, .bak, .jpg, .tif, .doc, .pdf, .ai

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 428 digital files (580 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: ARCH275428
    • Title: Publication drawings and design proposal titled "Unfolding the cylinder" for the Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH272869. Original directory name: "malmo". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .doc, .eml

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 digital files (7.13 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: ARCH275443
    • Title: Animations, sketches, drawings, preliminary renderings, and design descriptions, Future Homes, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2001
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274509. File includes reference imagery, specifications for projectors, documentation for the NASA Advanced Life Support Project Plan, and a document of "quote text" for the Great Expectations exhibition. Original directory name: "future homes 8-01". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .eps, .bak, .fmz, .jpg, .qxd, .pdf, .ai, .doc, .psd, .tif, .max, .mov

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 431 digital files (586 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: ARCH275444
    • Title: Drawings, 3D renderings, graphic material and plans for use in a booklet, and an invoice from Adams Kara Taylor for the Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274510. Original directory name: "malmo: malmo october 00". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .doc, .dxf, .psd, .max, .3ds

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 98 digital files (66.8 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: ARCH275446
    • Title: Animation for BIO-PLEX habitation unit for Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274512. An animation that presents the Foreign Office Architects' commissioned design for the habitation unit "for future NASA expeditions to Mars". Original file name: "foa ge sorensen3.mov".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (541 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: ARCH275447
    • Title: Animation of the bioplex capsule for Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274514. Original file name: "future1.mov". An animation of the Foreign Office Architects' design for the bioplex capsule.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (92.9 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: ARCH275448
    • Title: Animation of the Mars Bioplex Capsule for Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of CD-R ARCH274515. Original file name: "mars-anim1.avi". A 1-minute long animation of the design for the Mars bioplex capsule.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (21.3 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: ARCH275495
    • Title: Animated design presentation for the Bio-Plex habitation unit for the Future Homes exhibition, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: circa 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269405, originally labelled "FOA-DVD-02. foreign office architects ltd. animations & presentations; movies: Virtual House, Yokohama, Hutchison, Bioplex, Tenerife, Gwangju. All lectures & projects in PowerPoint 2000 - 7/2002". Original file name: "BIOPLEX.MOV". A 4-minute animated presentation by the Foreign Office Architects for the Bio-Plex habitation unit, intended for "future NASA expeditions to Mars".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (541 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: ARCH275898
    • Title: PowerPoint presentation, Future Homes, Malmö
    • Dates of creation: circa 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269405, originally labelled "FOA-DVD-02. foreign office architects ltd. animations & presentations; movies: Virtual House, Yokohama, Hutchison, Bioplex, Tenerife, Gwangju. All lectures & projects in PowerPoint 2000 - 7/2002". Original directory name: "POWERP~1 \ PROJECTS \ BIOPLE~1".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (6.54 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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