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Design Theory and Building Materials

Design Theory and Building Materials

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People

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

Title

Design Theory and Building Materials

Dates of creation

1986-2005

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 0.18 l.m. textual records
  • 114 digital files
  • 15 printouts
  • 6 books

Scope and Content

File contains reference material collected by the Foreign Office Architects. Material in this file was created between 1991 and 2004.

File includes reference material on the design of airport terminals, theatres, auditorium and stadium design, as well as specific fire safety building regulations, Spanish building regulations, promotional material for proprietary building products, and promotional material for housing developments in London (Beetham Tower, Birmingham and Ten out of Ten Gresham Street). It also includes a bound copy of a document titled, "Introducción a las Geopatias" by José Luis Godoy Muelas, and an illustrated table of the history of world civilizations by Louis-Henri Fournet.

Reference Number

AP171.S3.SS3.D1

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.

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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 textual record(s)

    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: Textual records that were removed from a ring binder labelled, "Various Spanish Regulations 01"
    • 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 textual record(s)

    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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    • Reference Number: ARCH271850
    • Title: Chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data
    • Dates of creation: July 1986
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains photocopied chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data, Second (International) English Edition. It includes the table of contents and pages 1-117, which cover the sections Basic Data and Habitat.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 1 of 3, see records ARCH271851 (group 2 of 3) and ARCH271852 (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.

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-117-011

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271851
    • Title: Chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data
    • Dates of creation: July 1986
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains photocopied chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data, Second (International) English Edition. It includes pages 118-262, which contain the sections Community and Commerce.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 2 of 3, see records ARCH271850 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH271852 (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.

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-117-012

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    • Reference Number: ARCH271852
    • Title: Chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data
    • Dates of creation: July 1986
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains photocopied chapters of The Handbook of Building Types - Neufert Architects' Data, Second (International) English Edition. It includes pages 263-432, which contain the sections Industry, Leisure, Conversions, Components, as well as the Bibliography and Index.

    - This material was removed from a ring binder for conservation purposes. This material is group 3 of 3, see records ARCH271850 (group 1 of 3) and ARCH271851 (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. Some of the pages have been marked with yellow post-it notes.

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-117-013

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272107
    • Title: A photocopy of Airport Terminals (second edition) by Christopher J. Blow
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains a photocopy of Airport Terminals (second edition) by Christopher J. Blow, Butterworth Architecture, 1996, a reference manual for the design and construction of airport terminals.

    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, "Airport Terminals".

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-134-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272137
    • Title: A collection of various reference material on theater
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains a collection of various reference material on theater, auditorium and stadium design. It also includes printouts of information on the sports included in the X-Games.

    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, "Information for Theatre Dimensions".

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-134-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272139
    • Title: Promotional material on building products
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains 4 books of promotional material on building products. It includes:

    - A book by Corus Building Systems on Kalzip Systems, products and applications, April 2008;

    - A book by Prof. Dr. Mutbul Kayili for the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation on Acoustic Solutions in Classic Ottoman Architecture, May 2005;

    - A book by Grand PRS Espana, S.L., on Neoweb, a "sistema de confinamiento celular", n.d.;

    - A book by Trox Technik on Weather-Resistant-Louvres, n.d.

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    books: 29.8 × 22 × 1 cm (11 3/4 × 8 11/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a plastic file folder for conservation purposes.

    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 and Spanish.

    Folder Number:

    171-134-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272140
    • Title: Promotional material for 3 residential developments in London, England
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains promotional material for 3 residential developments in London, England. It includes:

    - Brochures and leaflets by the Beetham Organization for Beetham Tower, Holloway Circus, Birmingham and 101 Old Hall Street;

    - An informational package by Standard Life Investments for Ten out of Ten Gresham Street.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • brochures

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a plastic file folder for conservation purposes.

    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:

    - The material is in English.

    Folder Number:

    171-134-008

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272186
    • Title: Product guide by Armourcoat Surface Finishes
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 32 × 25.6 × 4.5 cm

    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

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272247
    • Title: Reference material and information collected by the Foreign Office Architects
    • Dates of creation: 1992-2004
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains reference material and information collected by the Foreign Office Architects in relation to various topics and projects. It includes:

    - A book of fire safety building regulations by the Department of the Environment and The Welsh Office, 1992 edition;

    - A Dell 1800FP computer Color Display Quick Setup Guide;

    - A programme for the Centre Pompidou-Metz international architectural competition by the Communauté d'Agglomération de Metz Métropole, Ville de Metz, June 2003;

    - A book of product information on Foamglas warm roof system with copper standing seam by Pittsburgh Corning U.K. Ltd, January 2004;

    - A printout of an image for an architectural model by AMP Arquitectos for the Tenerife Athletics Stadium, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands;

    - A page of project notes titled "BBC Script", possibly related the BBC Music Centre & Offices, London, England;

    - A computer-generated rendering of a cluster of building structures for an unidentified project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - This material was removed from a vertical file holder that was labelled, "London 2012".

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-147-008

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272252
    • Title: Textual documents by the City of Calgary Planning & Building Department concerning the +15 Policy
    • Dates of creation: 1984-1989
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This envelope contains textual documents by the City of Calgary Planning & Building Department concerning the +15 Policy. It includes a copy of the policy dated October 1984, revisions to the policy dated June 1989, and a "pedestrian counts and a survey of users", dated October 1988.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 envelope(s)

    Dimensions:

    envelope: 38.3 × 24 × 1 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The envelope is blue paper, and was issued by The City of Calgary. It is inscribed "To Alejandro", "From Marc".

    Location:

    Calgary Alberta Canada

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-148-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272290
    • Title: A project profile for the company INGENIAqed
    • Dates of creation: 2003
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This book is a profile of projects by INGENIAqed between 1993 and 2003. It includes lists of their projects by year, and images of each project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 29.7 × 28.7 × 1 cm (11 11/16 × 11 5/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has a spiral binding.

    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

    Language of material:

    - The material is in Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272292
    • Title: Bound copy of a document titled, "Introducción a las Geopatias"
    • Dates of creation: 2002
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • José Luis Godoy Muelas (author)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This is a bound copy of a document titled, "Introducción a las Geopatias", by José Luis Godoy Muelas. It is pages 119-283 from a publication titled, "Llaves de la sanación a traves de la kinesiologia holistica".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 30 × 22 × 1 cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has a spiral binding and a clear plastic cover.

    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

    Language of material:

    - The material is in Spanish.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272322
    • Title: Unidentified plans titled P10 & P12a
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group consists of 6 plans for an unidentified project. The plans are for multiple mid-rise residential structures with underground car parks, with some of structures sitting on top of a clubhouse, and some sitting on retail space. The plans are for "P10 & P12a", and include section AA, a basement plan, and site plans for 1F, 3F, 10F and GF.

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 printout(s)

    Technique and media:

    6 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 45.4 × 59.7 cm (17 7/8 × 23 1/2 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The printouts are folded.

    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.

    Folder Number:

    171-151-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272344
    • Title: An illustrated table of the history of world civilizations by the Société Internationale de Diffusion et d'Éditions Scientifiques
    • Dates of creation: 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    An illustrated table of the history of world civilizations by Louis-Henri Fournet and illustrated by Eliane Hensinger. It is copyrighted by the Société Internationale de Diffusion et d'Éditions Scientifiques, France, 1998.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (unfolded): 81.5 × 116 cm (32 1/16 × 45 11/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The drawing is folded.

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    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 French.

    Folder Number:

    171-151-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272564
    • Title: Graphic Standards Handbook by Foster and Partners
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Sir Norman Foster and Partners (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains a photocopy of The Graphic Standards Handbook by Foster and Partners that provides procedures and graphic guidelines for manual or computer generated drawings during the Construction Documentation Phase of projects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - The photocopies are stapled.

    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:

    171-206-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272565
    • Title: Two photocopied articles from publications written in Japanese
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains two photocopied articles from publications written in Japanese. One article is on the Trans World Flight Center, or TWA Flight Center, Idlewild, New York, and one article is on an unidentified topic, but appears to be related to a harbour-front development in an unknown location.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photocopy(ies)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - The photocopies are stapled.

    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 Japanese.

    Folder Number:

    171-206-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272566
    • Title: A book of system specifications by Corus Building Systems for Kalzip roof construction
    • Dates of creation: 2003-2004
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A book of drawings of building system specifications by Corus Building Systems, Merseyside, England titled, "Kalzip Standard Roof Construction with Liner Sheet".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 30 × 42.5 × 0.5 cm (11 13/16 × 16 3/4 × 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has a spiral binding.

    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

    Language of material:

    - The material is in English.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272567
    • Title: Notes, sketches on translucent paper, and graphic reference material from various sources
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains notes, sketches on translucent paper, and graphic reference material from various sources on designing and developing the proper dimensions for theatres.

    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. The binder was labelled, "Information for Theatre Dimensions".

    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:

    171-206-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272568
    • Title: Printouts of construction details for metal construction components by Ekonal
    • Dates of creation: 7 June 2005
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains printouts of construction details for metal construction components by Ekonal. The "Proyecto" is listed as being "Nueva Feria Centro de Negocios S.L.", and the FOA Architects are listed as being the "Cliente/Arquitecto".

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 printout(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings

    Technique and media:

    15 printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 29.8 × 42.4 cm (11 3/4 × 16 11/16 in.)

    Location:

    Barcelona 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:

    171-206-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272633
    • Title: Architectural Association Teaching Slides
    • Dates of creation: 1993-1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This ring binder contains 451 slides from the offices of the Foreign Office Architects. They are believed to be teaching material from their time at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Some plastic sheets are labelled, "AA Int.2 93/94", and some are labelled, "AA Dips 94/95". They include a variety of images of drawings, plans, maps, architectural models and various cities.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Technique and media:

    451 colour slides

    Dimensions:

    slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm ring binder: 32 × 29.3 × 7 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The slides have been rehoused in archival plastic sleeves, and are in a black cardboard ring binder.

    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: ARCH274868
    • Title: Various study models
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 13

    People:

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

    Description:

    This group contains study models and model pieces that require further investigation. They may have been produced simply to test different model making materials, and possibly relate to various projects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    0 model(s)

    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: ARCH275053
    • Title: Building regulations
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes copies of building regulations from Wales and Switzerland, and a British guide to construction regulations, received at CCA on a DVD-R. Original directory name: "LIBRARY: BUILDI~1". Prevalent file types: .pdf, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    61 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 61 digital files (180 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: ARCH275084
    • Title: Contract forms
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Consists of templates for formal contracts, including intermediate, minor, and standard, received by CCA on a CD-R. It also contains contact information for consultants regarding lighting and painting work. Original directory name: "LIBRARY\SPECIF~1". Prevalent file types: .doc, .xls

    Quantity / Object type:

    375 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 375 digital files (16.7 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: ARCH275294
    • Title: A presentation on construction data for Valencia, Spain
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2000
    • 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 ARCH272735. Contains documents that were originally labelled "Base de Datos de construcción. Comunidad Valenciana 1999-2000". They were produced by the Instituto Valenciano de la Edificacion, and may be general reference material or directly linked to an architectural project in Valencia, Spain - possibly the El Grao Competition, Sociopolis Housing, or the Valencia Central Courts (Project RIVA). Prevalent file types: .doc, tif, .wav, .mac, .cni .pro, .len, .dat

    Quantity / Object type:

    114 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 114 digital files, 14 folders (39.4 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: ARCH275297
    • Title: Images of a dam system
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • 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 ARCH272738. Contains unidentified images of a waterway, possibly river attached to a canal and dam system. Original directory name: "daniel". Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    82 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 82 digital files (64 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: ARCH275473
    • Title: Maps of Renfe, Spain
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986 - 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 ARCH274653. Group contains drawings of cadastal maps of Renfe, Spain. Prevalent file types: .dwg, .dgn

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 digital files (15.2 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: ARCH275474
    • Title: GIS data for East London
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995-2005
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original file name: "EastLondon.jgw". A file believed to contain GIS mapping data related to East London, received by CCA on an unlabeled CD-R.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (46 bytes)

    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: ARCH276193
    • Title: Images of public centres
    • Dates of creation: circa 1985 - 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 ARCH275831. This group contains a collection of reference images of various public spaces, centres, colleges and forums. They include images of the Adnams Distribution Centre, Bernie Grant Centre, Hadley Learning Community Centre, Stephen Lawrence Centre, University of Northumbria, and the Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre. Prevalent file types: .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    48 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 48 digital files (123.3 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: ARCH276195
    • Title: Sun, Wind, Water, Vegetation and Advanced Technologies
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • 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 ARCH275833. This group contains files from a CD-R produced by Italian publishing house Gangemi Editore. The CD-R was titled "Sole, Vento, Acqua, Vegetazione e Tecnologie Avanzate - Matrici di un nuovo approccio progettuale al territorio, architettura e design strategico. Cesare Blasi, Gabriella Padovano, Attilio Nebuloni." The files include images of architectural elements, designs by a variety of architects, samples of graphic presentation material, and images of nature and landscapes. Prevalent file types: .jpg, .pdf, .htm

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7898 digital files, 540 folders (1.2 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: ARCH276279
    • Title: Drawing of global wind patterns
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986 - 2005
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of 3.5" floppy disk ARCH272702. Original directory name: "world4". An image of a crude drawing of world wind patterns.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (1.12 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: ARCH276281
    • Title: Rafael Moneo interview transcript
    • Dates of creation: circa 1986 - 2005
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of 3.5" floppy disk ARCH272707. Original directory name: "Untitled". This Word Perfect Document requires further investigation. It was received on a floppy disk labelled, "entrevista moneo (transcripción cinta)", and is believed to be a transcript of an interview with Rafael Moneo.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (31.5 KB)

    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: ARCH276283
    • Title: Duravit Specification Manual
    • 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 ARCH275788. Original directory name: "SpecManual 4.3". This group contains the images and documentation that constitutes the 2003 Duravit Specification Manual, version 4.3. Prevalent file types: .dwg, .pdf, .tif, .dxf

    Quantity / Object type:

    8437 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8437 digital files, 329 folders (638 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: ARCH276380
    • Title: Slingsby Aviation promotional package
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2001
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Complete contents of DVD ARCH271974. These multimedia files support an information package for Emergency Detrainment Doors manufactured by Slingsby Aviation. Original file name: "VIDEO_TS". Prevalent file types: .ifo, .vob

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 digital files (399 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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