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Reference and Research Material

Reference and Research Material

Part of

People

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

Title

Reference and Research Material

Dates of creation

1989-2014

Level of archival description

Series 5

Extent and Medium

  • 2,465 colour slides (35mm)
  • 22 videocassettes
  • 38 printouts
  • 10 books
  • 4 video recordings
  • 0.20 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

Series contains materials compiled by the Foreign Office Architects for use as reference or creative inspiration. It includes travel and architectural slides, a collection of over 80 books on architectural theory and practice, information on building codes and proprietary product specifications, and video recordings of stock imagery.

Series contains slides, books, textual records, and videocassettes.

Arrangement within the series is by object type; arrangement within each sub-series is by subject.

Reference Number

AP171.S5

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, Spanish and Japanese.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269465
    • Title: Video recordings of stock footage
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    A series of recordings of stock video imagery, including scenes from nature, and of people and cities.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Vhs

    Dimensions:

    0:1:38:09.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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: ARCH269470
    • Title: A video recording of an unidentified Japanese television show
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1996
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    A recording of an unidentified Japanese television program that profiles the art collection of a historical home in Westminster, England. The audio is in Japanese and English. Item is labelled, “SUB: MASTER/ PROG NO: 16-10/ FORMAT: PAL”

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Vhs

    Dimensions:

    00:27:49.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269604
    • Title: Video recording featuring stock footage collected by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    This video recording of source imagery includes aerial views of sand formations in a desert, snow-capped mountains, the stock exchange, and a section of a narrated documentary on osmosis in nature.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Minidv

    Dimensions:

    00:16:33.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269605
    • Title: Video recording featuring stock footage collected by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    This video recording of source imagery includes promotional video for Du Bay seed disinfectant products, images of insects and flowers, microbes being viewed through a microscope, and time-lapse photography of a stock exchange.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Minidv

    Dimensions:

    00:57:42.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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: ARCH269612
    • Title: Video recording featuring stock footage collected by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    This video recording of source imagery includes a bomb exploding, aerial views of mountain ranges and farmland, sand formations in a desert, and time-lapse photography comparing the growth of two plants.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Minidv

    Dimensions:

    00:59:23.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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: ARCH269623
    • Title: A video recording of source imagery collected by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Description:

    This recording consists of mixed imagery of satellite dishes on the ground, busy city streets, clouds in the sky and nature.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 moving images

    Technique and media:

    Minidv

    Dimensions:

    00:27:10.00

    Physical Description:

    Specialized equipment required for playback.

    Conditions governing access:

    • Access to a digitized copy of this recording is available by contacting Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca. Access by appointment only.

    Conditions governing reproduction:

    • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the fonds, please contact the CCA at reproductions@cca.qc.ca.

    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: ARCH271378
    • Title: Copies of Spanish building regulations and data tables
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains copies of Spanish building regulations and data tables.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 2, see record ARCH271379 (group 2 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. It was labelled, "Various Spanish Regulations 01".

    Location:

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain

    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 Spanish.

    Folder Number:

    171-095-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271379
    • Title: Spanish building regulations and data tables
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2003
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains textual records that were removed from a ring binder labelled, "Various Spanish Regulations 01". It consists of Spanish building regulations and data tables.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 2, see record ARCH271378 (group 1 of 2).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. It was labelled, "Various Spanish Regulations 01".

    Location:

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain

    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 Spanish.

    Folder Number:

    171-095-014

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