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Competition and design

Competition and design

Part of

People

  • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

Title

Competition and design

Dates of creation

1996 - 2014

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • approximately 9000 digital files (5.5 GB)

Scope and Content

Series 1: Competition and design, 1996 – 2014, consists of approximately 9000 born-digital files that document the competition and design phases of the Hypo Alpe-Adria Center. The majority of the records date from 1996 to 2001.

This series largely contains materials relating to design, including files showing early conceptualization of the project, the competition entry, presentation boards, and various iterations of the design through the final design documentation. It is documented primarily through more than 3300 CAD drawings, including floorplans, sections, and elevations, whose formats include PowerCAD, PowerDraw, Microstation, and AutoCAD. There are also more than 650 image files, including renderings, sketches, and photographs of the physical model and construction site. This series also includes a limited amount of additional textual documentation.

Reference Number

AP192.S1

Physical Description

This series contained a large number of files with unknown file types that were likely created on a Mac computer. Files with no extension are most likely PowerCAD files. Files with the extension .PD6 are PowerDraw files. Both file types were not able to be opened at the time of processing. Some of the Adobe Illustrator files do not appear to have content. Files with the .PRJ file extension have an unknown file type. It is unclear how to access the content of these files.

Arrangement

Materials in this series were grouped topically as much as possible, based on the received order and original directory structure, and then arranged in rough chronological order.

General note

  • The dates in this series-level description typically do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA. Corrupted timestamps were also changed to match the related timestamps in that directory. For some directories, particularly those containing Quark XPress or certain image formats, the command line tool addext was used to append file extensions to files without them. Some Quark XPress files were manually normalized to Quark XPress v.9 or PDF as appropriate.

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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.001
    • Title: Renderings, plans, and sections for competition phase for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center with related images for publication
    • Dates of creation: 13 March 1996 - 12 August 1997
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory names: "HYP_01_competition" and "HYP_02_publication". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, Adobe Illustrator, Tagged Image File Format.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 163 digital files (332 MB)

    Arrangement:

    These two directories were moved together due to their overlapping content.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.002
    • Title: Presentation boards for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center with related materials
    • Dates of creation: 10 January 1997 - 29 June 1997
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Related materials include renderings, 3D models, site footprints, and unidentified PowerCAD files. Original directory names: "HYP_03_boards", "HYP_04_boards", and "HYP_05_boards". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, Tagged Image File Format, Unidentified, form*Z Project File, Adobe Illustrator.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 723 digital files (2 GB)

    Physical Description:

    These directories contain a large number of unidentified files. Files with no extension were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. Files with the .PRJ file extension have an unknown file type. Each of these file types were not able to be opened at the time of processing. The MP3 files only playback on a Mac computer.

    Arrangement:

    These three directories were moved together due to their overlapping content.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA. The command line tool addext was used to append file extensions to files without them; see addext.log for more information. Quark XPress files were manually normalized to the Quark XPress v.9.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.003
    • Title: Photographs of model and construction site, plans, video and still renderings, and other images for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center
    • Dates of creation: 28 February 1996 - 16 August 1999
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory names: "HYP_07_images", "HYP_08_model", and "HYP_17_8_99". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, JPEG File Interchange Format, Unidentified, Tagged Image File Format, Drawing Interchange File Format.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2163 digital files (2 GB)

    Physical Description:

    This directory contains a number of unidentified files. Files with no extension were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. They were not able to be opened at the time of processing.

    Arrangement:

    These three directories were moved together due to their related content.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA. The command line tool addext was used to append file extensions to files without them; see addext.log for more information.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.004
    • Title: PowerCAD plans, sections, and elevations with related textual documentation for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, Phase 1, 1996-1997
    • Dates of creation: 4 January 1996 - 16 August 2014
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    The DATA directory includes a credit list for the project as well as a key to room abbreviations. Original directory name: "HYP_06_CADD_DATA". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, Unidentified, Drawing Interchange File Format (ASCII), Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook (xls), Microsoft Word Document.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2813 digital files (579 MB)

    Physical Description:

    This directory contains a large number of unidentified files. Files with no extension were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. Files with the extension .PD6 are PowerDraw files. Both file types were not able to be opened at the time of processing. Some DXF files appear to be corrupted and do not open using AutoCAD.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • File names were sanitized to remove commas; see the log for more details. One file, "HYd1-enlg_stair", had a corrupt timestamp, which was changed at the time of processing to match other files in that directory. Another file, "HY.1_200_SITE_COURT_12_15je", appears to have been edited at the time of transfer. The command line tool addext was used to append file extensions to files without them; see addext.log for more information. Visual QuarkXPress files were updated to Quark XPress v.9. Textual Quark XPress files were converted to PDFs.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.005
    • Title: PowerCAD plans, sections, and elevations for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, Phase 1, 1997-1998
    • Dates of creation: 18 April 1997 - 1 July 1998
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "HYP_11_CADD". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, Unidentified, Drawing Interchange File Format (ASCII), Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook (xls), form*Z Project File.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 428 digital files (96 MB)

    Physical Description:

    This directory contains a large number of unidentified files. Files with no extension were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. Files with the extension .PD6 are PowerDraw files. Both file types were not able to be opened at the time of processing.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.006
    • Title: Final PowerCAD plans, sections, elevations, and detail drawings for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center, Phase 1, 1999
    • Dates of creation: 8 April 1997 - 10 January 2000
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory name: "HYP_14_final". Most common file formats: AppleDouble Resource Fork, Unidentified, Tagged Image File Format, Back Up File, Drawing Interchange File Format (ASCII).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1151 digital files (235 MB)

    Physical Description:

    This directory contains a large number of unidentified files. Files with no extension were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. Files with the extension .PD6 are PowerDraw files. Both file types were not able to be opened at the time of processing.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA.
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    • Reference Number: AP192.S1.007
    • Title: Floorplans, sections, renderings, sketches, and project descriptions for Hypo Alpe-Adria Center
    • Dates of creation: 11 August 1997 - 28 March 2001
    • Form: born digital, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Morphosis Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Original directory names: "HYP_13", "HYP_Drawings_Renderings_Morphosis", "HYP_01_00_PLAN_SECTIONS", "HYP_12_16_99_Morphosis", and "HYP_MorphosisHypo". Most common file formats: Adobe Illustrator, Tagged Image File Format, AppleDouble Resource Fork, Unidentified, Quark XPress Data File.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 175 digital files (285 MB)

    Physical Description:

    Files with an unknown file type were created on a Mac computer and are most likely PowerCAD files. These files were not opened at the time of processing. Some of the Adobe Illustrator files do not appear to have content.

    Arrangement:

    These five directories were moved together due to their overlapping content.

    Credit line:

    Morphosis Hypo Alpe-Adria Center project records,
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Gift of Morphosis.

    General note:

    • Dates do not include the AppleDouble resource forks, which reflect the time of file transfer to CCA. The command line tool addext was used to append file extensions to files without them; see addext.log for more information. A QuarkXPress file was converted to PDF.
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