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Casa La Roca, Caracas, Venezuela (1995 - 2001)

Casa La Roca, Caracas, Venezuela (1995 - 2001)

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People

  • Office dA (archive creator)

Title

Casa La Roca, Caracas, Venezuela (1995 - 2001)

Dates of creation

1995 - 2001

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • Approximately 225 drawings and reproductions
  • Approximately 140 photographic materials
  • Approximately 26 digital files (200 MB)
  • 1 ephemera
  • 1 model and approximately 40 model pieces

Scope and Content

Series 1, Casa La Roca, Caracas, Venezuela, 1995 – 2001, documents the development of a project (unrealized) for a residential home situated among the hills at the southern edge of Caracas. The majority of records were produced between 1995 and 1997.

The series consists of sketches, drawings and reprographic copies for the conceptual and design development phases of the project, a wood model and model pieces, photographs of the site, and textual records including correspondence and zoning records. The series also contains an oversized banner printed with an image of the model that was featured in the Fabrications exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998, as well as plans for the show. The digital material in this series consists of an animated rendering of the brick patio wall and photographs of the physical drawings and the model for Casa La Roca.

The name of the project, Casa la Roca (in English, “the rock house”), is derived from a large mass of rock that occupies the back of the property. The design utilizes the presence of the rock, in combination with sliding glass doors and windows, to create an “outdoor room” that functions both as a living space and back yard. The design also incorporates the nature of the site through the use of materials such as terracotta block, brick, and tile.

Reference Number

AP179.S1

Arrangement

Material in this series was arranged by the creator and has been kept in its original order.

Location

Caracas Venezuela

Language of material

English, Spanish

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.001
    • Title: Images of model and drawings, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: 1996 - 2001
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "Casa La Roca". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 25 digital files (157 MB)

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.002
    • Title: Sketches, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 sketches on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 70 x 45 cm Sheet (smallest): 30 x 25 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-01-01

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.003
    • Title: Sketches, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 80 sketches on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 85 x 50 cm Sheet (smallest): 45 x 42 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-01-02

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.004
    • Title: Plans, perspectives and details, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 drawings on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 70 x 45 cm Sheet (smallest): 26 x 24 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-01-03

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.005
    • Title: Elevations, plans, sections, perspectives and details, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 30 drawings on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 70 x 45 cm Sheet (smallest): 30 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-01-04

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.006
    • Title: Elevations and sections, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 60 x 45 cm Sheet (smallest): 60 x 45 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-01-05

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.007
    • Title: Sketches of elevations and details, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 sketches on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 115 x 45 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-01

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.008
    • Title: Sketches of elevations and plans, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 sketches on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 115 x 45 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-02

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.009
    • Title: Plans, elevations, and sections, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings on mylar and 3 reprographic copies on paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 62 x 91 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Language of material:

    Spanish

    Folder Number:

    179-02-03

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.010
    • Title: Plans, elevations and sections, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings on mylar

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 85 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Language of material:

    Spanish

    Folder Number:

    179-02-04

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.011
    • Title: Sketches, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 drawings on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 95 x 65 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-05

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.012
    • Title: Topographic site plan, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 95 x 65 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Language of material:

    Spanish

    Folder Number:

    179-02-06

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.013
    • Title: Plans, sections and elevations, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings with annotations

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 95 x 65 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-07

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.014
    • Title: Perspectives of interior, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings on trace paper

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 85 x 60 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-08

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.015
    • Title: Final plans, perspectives, elevations and details, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings on presentation board

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 112 x 77 cm Sheet (smallest): 78 x 56 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-09

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.016
    • Title: Final perspectives, elevations, details and exploded axon, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings on presentation board

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 112 x 77 cm Sheet (smallest): 78 x 56 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-02-10

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.017
    • Title: Photographs and negatives of site, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 25 photographs with annotations and 7 negatives

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-03-01

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.018
    • Title: Correspondence with sketches and notes, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: 1996 - 2001
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.005 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-03-02

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.019
    • Title: Zoning records and topographic maps of site, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    Reprographic maps are folded.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 95 x 65 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Language of material:

    Spanish

    Folder Number:

    179-03-03

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.020
    • Title: Slides and transparencies of model, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 26 slides and 10 transparencies

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-03-04

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.021
    • Title: Photographs of model and photographic reproductions of drawings, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 photographs

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-03-05

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.022
    • Title: Photographs of model and photographic reproductions of drawings, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 50 photographs

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-03-06

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.023
    • Title: Model, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 wood model

    Dimensions:

    38 x 120 x 69 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.024
    • Title: Box of model pieces, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    File includes model pieces of laser-cut jigs used to place bricks.
    File may contain pieces used in the model for Witte Arts Center.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 20 wood model pieces

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.025
    • Title: Photographic reproduction of model on banner, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: graphic materials
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    Banner featured in the Fabrications exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 ephemera

    Dimensions:

    300 x 250 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.026
    • Title: Box of model pieces, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 1995
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    File includes model pieces of laser-cut jigs used to place bricks.
    File may contain pieces used in the model for Witte Arts Center.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • Approximately 20 wood model pieces

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.027
    • Title: Correspondence and exhibition plans for Fabrications at the Museum of Modern Art, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 page of textual records and 11 reprographic copies of drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (largest): 43 x 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

    Folder Number:

    179-15-10

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    • Reference Number: AP179.S1.028
    • Title: Animation of the brick patio wall, Casa La Roca, Caracas
    • Dates of creation: circa 2000
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Office dA (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "Casa La Roca". Most common file formats: Tagged Image File Format, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 digital file (51 MB)

    Credit line:

    Office dA project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture
    /Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.

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