David Ruy digital working files

David Ruy digital working files

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  • RUR Architecture (archive creator)
  • David Ruy (collaborator)


David Ruy digital working files

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 36 digital files (49 MB)

Scope and Content

This series contains additional CAD and 3D modeling work made by David Ruy for RUR Architecture in order to achieve the design of architectural elements of the Kansai-kan National Diet Library competition.

Files are identified as parts or elements of the building such as “upper slab”, “pig” (term used for the theater), “topo[graphical] lines”, “spiral” (a part of the store), “diagram”, “catwalks”, “ramps”, etc. File names are similar to the ones found in AP177.S1, which could indicate that the files represent different versions of the digital drawings. Under the directory FINAL PLANS, file names suggest digital drawings presenting more substantial parts of the building such as “conference level”, “plan”, and “hanging volume”. Files were created using form*Z and Alias and were saved in FMZ, DXF and OBJ formats.

Series also includes, in the “scans” directory, digitized images, in JPEG format, of manual drawings of the upper and lower slab with topographical lines, the spiral and the placing of support points.

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Material in the series was arranged by David Ruy and has been kept in its original order.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

  • Records were transferred to CCA by David Ruy on 15 July 2015.

Custodial history

Records had been kept by David Ruy, who was commissioned by RUR Architecture in 1996 to help modeling the drawings into CAD and 3D modeling software such as form*Z and Alias.


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    • Reference Number: AP177.S2.001
    • Title: David Ruy digital working files of the Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library
    • Dates of creation: 1996-2015
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • RUR Architecture (archive creator)


    This file consists of the digital working files that were kept by David Ruy following his work for RUR Architecture on the Kansai-kan project. Ruy transferred the records as part of azip file to the CCA.
    Original directory name: "kansai (ruy)". Most common file formats: form*Z Project File, Drawing Exchange Format, JPEG File Interchange Format, Plain Text File, Raw JPEG Stream.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 36 digital files (49 MB)

    Conditions governing access:

    • Digital material can only be accessed on-site. Please contact Reference at ref@cca.qc.ca for more information. Access by appointment only.

    Credit line:

    RUR Architecture Kansai-kan of the National Diet Library project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de RUR Architecture/
    Gift of RUR Architecture


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