British Olivetti Headquarters
Part of:
  • James Stirling (Firm) (architectural firm)
  • James Stirling and Partner (architectural firm)
  • Léon Krier (architect)
  • Léon Krier (draughtsman)
  • Lady Mary Stirling (interior designer)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

British Olivetti Headquarters


1970-1977, predominant 1970-1974

Level of archival description:
File 40
Extent and medium:
  • 780 drawings
    4 rolls
    2 ring binders
    2 sets
    1 textual record
    1 model
    0.11 l.m. of photographic materials
    0.27 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents an unexecuted project for headquarters for British Olivetti, in Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom. The project was abandonned in 1974. Material in this file was produced between 1970 and 1977.
Several of the publication drawings for the project appeared in periodicals, books and catalogues from 1974 onwards. Publication perspectives are attributed by Mark Girouard to Leon Krier. According to Girouard, Stirling subsequently coloured several of Krier's publication drawings (Girouard 186, 251).

File contains reference drawings, early conceptual and design development drawings, publication and presentation drawings and working drawings. Photographic materials include views of the presentation model by John Donat Photography. File also contains textual records and a presentation model.
Reference number:


Material in this project series was likely kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Milton Keynes Milton Keynes England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English and German.
Related units of description:
  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P7 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D40.

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