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Ice House I (1971)

Ice House I (1971)

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People

  • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
  • Gianni Pettena (artist)

Title

Ice House I (1971)

Dates of creation

circa 1971-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 20 digital files (72 MB)
  • 4 photographic materials
  • 2 drawings

Scope and Content

The project series documents the project "Ice House I" for which Pettena once again studied the transformation of a building overtaken by nature. The project consisted of pouring water on the walls of an abandoned school building in Minneapolis and letting it freeze during the night to obtain a building covered by ice. "The school preserved its typology, the typical form of that typology, but once coated in ice it was the material that transformed it: it came alive, for it had been worked by nature." It is unclear if this project was ever performed.

The project series contains photographs of the frozen building, sketches, a perspective drawing, and project descriptions in English and in Italian.

Source:

[1] Gianni Pettena website, https://www.giannipettena.it/italiano/opere-1/nat-ice-house-i-1971-1/ (last accessed 11 November 2019)

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1971.PR06

Location

Minneapolis Minnesota United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Related units of description

  • For materials related to a similar project "Ice house II", see AP207.S1.1972.PR01 Ice House II (1972).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR06.001
    • Title: Sketch, perspective drawing, and photograph, Ice House I
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32.5 x 43.5 cm sheet (largest; with mat): 38 x 50.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-001-009

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR06.002
    • Title: Photographs, Ice House I
    • Dates of creation: circa 1971
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)
    • Gianni Pettena (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 transparencies
    • 1 slide

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

    Folder Number:

    207-005-020

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1971.PR06.003
    • Title: Project descriptions and digitized drawings, Ice House I
    • Dates of creation: 2001 - 2015
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Tagged Image File Format, Microsoft Word for Windows, Adobe Photoshop

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 20 digital files (72 MB)

    Credit line:

    Gianni Pettena fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Gianni Pettena/
    Gift of Gianni Pettena

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