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Future City

Future City

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People

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

Title

Future City

Dates of creation

2006

Level of archival description

Exhibition

Extent and Medium

  • 0.12 l.m. textual records
  • 20 digital files

Scope and Content

File documents the exhibition Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006, held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, England, from 15 June 2006 through 17 September 2006. The exhibition was designed by the Foreign Office Architects. Material in this file was produced in 2006.

File contains planning documentation and graphic planning materials, floor plans, and printouts of images of architectural models.

Reference Number

AP171.S2.SS1.2006.D1

Location

London Greater London England United Kingdom

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: ARCH272480
    • Title: Visual materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains visual materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of computer-generated design renderings depicting different planning options for the gallery space, and printouts of images of the gallery.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH272481 (group 2 of 3) and ARCH272482 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-01 / 2006".

    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:

    171-181-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272481
    • Title: Visual materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: February 2006
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains visual materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of diagrams used in the planning of the exhibit, printouts of a variety of images (possibly used as reference or research), and two stapled sets of various floor plan options by the Foreign Office Architects.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH272480 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272482 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printout(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-01 / 2006".

    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:

    171-181-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272482
    • Title: Materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: between January and February 2006
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of textual records and planning documents, and 10 sketches (graphite, black ink and red ink on tracing paper) of preliminary floor plans.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH272480 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272481 (group 2 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-01 / 2006".

    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:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-181-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272483
    • Title: Planning materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains planning materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of textual records, computer-generated design renderings, printouts of images of the gallery and of architectural models, research material, and a list of the models by the Foreign Office Architects being included in the exhibit. The flie also includes a Thank You card from the Barbican Art Gallery to "Eduarda and Ben".

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH272484 (group 2 of 3) and ARCH272485 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-02 / 2006".

    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:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-181-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272484
    • Title: Planning materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: between May and June 2006
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains planning materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of textual records and reduced sets of floor plans of the gallery space for the exhibition by the Foreign Office Architects.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH272483 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272485 (group 3 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-02 / 2006".

    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:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-181-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272485
    • Title: Materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: between January and February 2006
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibitited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It consists of a copy of a technical document for the exhibition by the Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain du Centre, and various preliminary sketches (some graphite and red ink on translucent paper, some black ink on paper) of options for the organization of the exhibition within the gallery space.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH272483 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH272484 (group 2 of 3).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. The binder was labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-02 / 2006".

    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:

    - This material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-181-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275261
    • Title: Planning material
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • 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 ARCH272487. Contains planning materials for the Future City exhibition, including floor plans for the Barbican, a draft of a contract and schedule, installation photos of past exhibitions, and an illustrated list of works to be included in the exhibition. Original directory name: "Info for FOA". Prevalent file types: .tif, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 digital files, 4 folders (31 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: ARCH272486
    • Title: Materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006"
    • Dates of creation: 2006
    • Form: textual records, photographs

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This box contains materials related the exhibition, "'Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956-2006", which was exhibited from 15 June through 17 September 2006 at the Barbican Centre, London. It includes the following:

    - 28 colour photographic snapshots (with 35mm negatives) of the installation of the exhibition;

    - A bound set of colour images of gallery installations and architectural models (maquettes) by various architects, possibly all models that are part of the Collection FRAC Centre, Orléans, France;

    - A bound set of colour printouts of images of Gallery 3;

    - A bound set of colour images of gallery installations titled, "Barbican Art Gallery";

    - 5 bound sets of lists of the models, by various architects, being included in the exhibition;

    - 19 printouts of computer-generated design renderings that map the layout of the exhibition within the gallery.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 box(es)

    Technique and media:

    Printouts; textual records; 28 chromogenic color prints; 28 negatives (col. ; 35mm)

    Dimensions:

    box: 7.8 × 37 × 24.8 cm (3 1/16 × 14 9/16 × 9 3/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The box is made of grey and black cardboard.

    Inscription:

    labelled, "Future City / Barbican Exhibition / 121-03 / 2006"

    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:

    - The material is in English.

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