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Other Architects’ Work

Other Architects’ Work

Part of

People

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

Title

Other Architects’ Work

Dates of creation

1991-2004

Level of archival description

Sub-series 4

Extent and Medium

  • 23 printouts
  • 4 books
  • 0.02 l.m. textual records

Scope and Content

Sub-series contains presentation material by the other architectural firms that was collected by the Foreign Office Architects. It consists of 4 books and one set of unbound presentation drawings, including work by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Zaha Hadid Architects, ALO architects, Frank O. Gehry, and Gehl Architects. It also includes a letter written by the OMA staff and signed by several staff members, including Farshid Moussavi, that addresses staff concerns regarding their pay and offers a proposal for computer-use strategies at the OMA, dated September 1991. Material in this sub-series was created between 1991 and 2004.

Reference Number

AP171.S3.SS4

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, with some German.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272280
    • Title: Report for a redevelopment scheme by Lifschutz Davidson Architects for Wedge House, London, England
    • Dates of creation: 31 March 2004
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This book is a Stage C outline proposal report (issue no. draft 01) by Lifschutz Davidson Architects for a office and retail redevelopment scheme for Wedge House, 32-40 Blackfriars Road, London.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 21.3 × 31 × 1.5 cm (8 3/8 × 12 3/16 × 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has a spiral binding.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    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:

    171-149-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272291
    • Title: A book profiling the Hotel Marques de Riscal designed by Frank O. Gehry
    • Dates of creation: 2003
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Frank O. Gehry (architect)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This book presents the design for the Hotel Marques de Riscal by Frank O. Gehry. It includes photographs of photographs of an architectural model, plans, computer-generated design renderings and photographs of the early stages of construction.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 21.3 × 30.5 × 1 cm (8 3/8 × 12 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The book has a spiral binding.

    Inscription:

    inscribed with note and unidentified signature

    Location:

    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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272293
    • Title: A photocopy of a summary document by Gehl Architects
    • Dates of creation: June 2004
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This file contains a photocopy of a summary document by Gehl Architects, Urban Quality Consultants, for the project, "Towards a Fine City for People: Public Spaces and Public Life, London 2004".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - These photocopies were originally bound by a metal clip. The clip was removed 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:

    171-150-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272295
    • Title: Text, plans, details, and photographs of an architectural model
    • Dates of creation: 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains a set of presentation material by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for the Zac Danton office tower ("immeuble de bureaux pour la Zac Danton"), Paris, France. It includes text, plans, details, and photographs of an architectural model.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 × 37.5 cm records: 0.01 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - The file includes a white paper envelope that this presentation material was received in. It is labelled, "OMA, Scheepmakershaven, TAV, Sarah".

    Location:

    Paris France

    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:

    171-150-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272582
    • Title: Pages 106 through 175 of an unknown publication profiling projects by Rem Koolhaas
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1995
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Rem Koolhaas (architect)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains copies of pages 106 through 175 of an unknown publication profiling projects by Rem Koolhaas (OMA), including Casa en el Bosque, Nexus World, Villa Dall'ava, Casa en Burdeos, and Maison à Bordeaux.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    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:

    171-080-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272594
    • Title: Unbound copy of a planning application and design statement by the Richard Rogers Partnership
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Rogers and Partners (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains an unbound copy of a planning application and design statement by the Richard Rogers Partnership for the Bowater House, City of Westminster, England.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 × 42.2 cm (11 13/16 × 16 5/8 in.) folder: 44.7 × 32 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Some of the sheets are marked with yellow stickers.

    Inscription:

    inscribed, handwritten notes on green stickers

    Location:

    City of Westminster 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:

    171-205-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272595
    • Title: A design proposal by ALO architects for a new Congress Centre, Rome, Italy
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2000
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    A design proposal by ALO architects for a new Congress Centre, Rome, Italy. It includes images of an architectural model, plans, and computer-generated design renderings.

    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 plastic binding.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Location:

    Rome Italy

    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:

    171-205-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272596
    • Title: An updated site constraints and brief development study for the London Aquatic Centre, England
    • Dates of creation: 7 July 2006
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    This book is an "Updated Site Constraints and Brief Development Study" by Zaha Hadid Architects for the London Aquatic Centre, England.

    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 plastic spiral binding.

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    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.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272599
    • Title: Architectural plans and a small book containing a project proposal
    • Dates of creation: November 1991
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This groupe consists of 23 architectural plans and a small book containing a project proposal by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.

    Quantity / Object type:

    23 printout(s)

    Technique and media:

    Printouts

    Dimensions:

    sheets (folded): 42.1 × 59.5 cm (16 9/16 × 23 7/16 in.) sheets (unfolded): 42.1 × 70.4 cm (16 9/16 × 27 11/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The left edges of the printouts are perforated, possibly from being bound, and their right edges are folded under.

    Location:

    Karlsruhe 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:

    - The material is in German.

    Folder Number:

    171-180-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272710
    • Title: Pages of documents created by the staff of the OMA
    • Dates of creation: 22 September 1991
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains 2 pages of documents created by the staff of the OMA. It includes a letter to the Direction/Financial department of OMA from the Staff vocalizing a need for the staff to be paid on a more regular basis and signed by several staff members, and a proposal for computer-use strategies at the OMA.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24.5 × 37.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - This material is in a file folder in a blue metal strongbox.

    Inscription:

    signed

    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:

    171-193-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274916
    • Title: Jet Lag
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1998
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
    • Office of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Consists of six drawings believed to be plans of the exhibition space for Jet Lag, a multi-media theatre piece by Diller + Scofidio. The drawings include wireframe drawings of 3D room plans and possibly the layout of an exhibit. Original directory name: "000 Jet Lag". Prevalent file types: .dwg

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 digital files (1.8 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: ARCH275380
    • Title: Transferia
    • Dates of creation: January 1992
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A book of presentation material by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for a public transport competition titled Transferia, Randstad, Netherlands.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 20 × 20 × 1 cm (7 7/8 × 7 7/8 × 3/8 in.)

    Location:

    Rotterdam Netherlands

    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: ARCH275394
    • Title: Grote Marktstraat Service Tunnel
    • Dates of creation: 1993
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A portfolio containing material redgarding OMA's design of an underground service tunnel, Den Haag. It includes a copy of a large folded plan, project descriptions (in Dutch, but includes a short project description in English titled, "Undermining the City"), and a newspaper clipping from Haagsche Courant Zaterdag, 15 May 1993.

    Note: This material is in Dutch.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photocopy(ies)

    Dimensions:

    portfolio: 31 × 23 × 1 cm

    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:

    171-230-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275398
    • Title: A book of project documentation
    • Dates of creation: 24 June 1991
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A book titled, "Le Grand Axe", that contains presentation material by O.M.A for the Mission Grand Axe Competition, Paris, France. Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi are listed as being part of the O.M.A. team. The book contains text (in French), plans, images of models and maps, and is accompanied by an unbound copy of a different draft of the same material.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

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

    Location:

    Rotterdam Netherlands

    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: ARCH275844
    • Title: The doctoral thesis of architect Juan Herreros Guerra
    • Dates of creation: March 1994
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Juan Herreros (architect)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    A copy of a 194-page thesis, produced by Juan Herroros Guerra at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura. It is in Spanish, and titled "Mutaciones en la Architectura Contemporanea el Espacio Domestico".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Dimensions:

    book: 30,3 × 21,5 × 3 cm (11 15/16 × 8 7/16 × 1 3/16 in.)

    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: ARCH275977
    • Title: Images of the Sendai Mediatheque, Japan
    • 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:

    Partial contents of CD-R ARCH269585. This group contains images of the construction of the Sendai Mediatheque, a library in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The library was designed by Toyo Ito in 1995 and completed in 2001. Original directory name: "sendai". Prevalent file types: .tif

    Quantity / Object type:

    55 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 55 digital files (301 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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