House 11a
Part of:
  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (creator)
  • Peter D. Eisenman, Architect (architectural firm)
  • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

House 11a



Level of archival description:
File 23
Extent and medium:
  • 306 drawings
    1 reprographic copy
    1 CD-R
Scope and content:
File documents an unexecuted project for House 11a, designed for Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Forster, Palo Alto, California, United States. File also includes one drawing for the International Seminary of Design in the Area of Cannaregio-West in Venice, Italy. Material in this file was produced in 1978.

File does not contain any conceptual drawings by Eisenman. Freehand diagrams explain the series of "topological" operations at the origin of the design (DR1994:0139:001-008). The original presentation drawings are published in 'Progressive Architecture' (DR1994:0139:283-301). File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, and presentation drawings.
- Conceptual drawings include elevations, sections, and axonometrics - mostly black and coloured felt-tip pen on tracing vellum. Design development drawings include plans and axonometrics - some black felt-tip pen and some graphite on yellow tracing paper; and reprographic copies include - one photocopy on wove paper. Presentation drawings include plans, elevations, and axonometrics - mostly pen and black ink on tracing vellum. Copies include a stat of an axonometric of House 11a and a photocopy of part of the Cannaregio site plan.
Reference number:



Palo Alto California United States

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English.
General note:
  • Some material in this file has been processed at a preliminary level. Consult curator for further information.

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