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Ice House II (1972)

Ice House II (1972)

Part of

People

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

Title

Ice House II (1972)

Dates of creation

circa 1972-2015

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 23 digital files (122 MB)
  • 3 drawings
  • 1 photograph

Scope and Content

The project series documents "Ice House II" a project which consisted of freezing a small house in suburban Minneapolis, by pouring water into a wooden mold surrounding the house and letting the water freeze to create a block of ice. "If the addition of material then leads, paradoxically, to the disappearence of the 'architectural' object, this subtraction only highlights the serial repetitiveness of the dwellings in American suburbia." [1] It is unclear if this project was ever performed.

The project series contains photographs of the frozen house, photographic reproductions of aerial views and plans of the neighbourhood for the selection of the house, sketches and a perspective drawing.

Source:

[1] Marco Scotini, editor. Non-conscious architecture: Gianni Pettena, Sternberg Press, 2018, 235 pages. p. 152.

Reference Number

AP207.S1.1972.PR01

Location

Minneapolis Minnesota United States

Language of material

English, Italian

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR01.001
    • Title: Sketch, perspective drawing, and photograph, Ice House II
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 drawings
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30 x 42.5 cm sheet (largest; with mat): 40 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:

    207-001-010

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR01.002
    • Title: Sketches, and photographic reproduction of aerial view and plans of the neighbourhood, Ice House II
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 13 reprographic copies
    • 9 photographs
    • 3 slides

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 30 x 21.5 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:

    207-005-022

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    • Reference Number: AP207.S1.1972.PR01.003
    • Title: Digitized sketches, photographs, and project descriptions, Ice House II
    • Dates of creation: 2010 - 2015
    • Form: born digital, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Gianni Pettena (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most common file formats: JPEG File Interchange Format, Microsoft Word for Windows

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 digital files (8 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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