Auditorium, Claverton Bath
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (quantity surveyors)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Associated Architects & Consultants (consulting engineering firm)
  • Ian McCallum (client)
  • American Museum in Britain (client)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Auditorium, Claverton Bath



Level of archival description:
File 41
Extent and medium:
  • 18 drawings
    3 reprographic copies
    0.03 l.m. of textual records
    0.02 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents an unexecuted project for a domed auditorium at Claverton in Bath, England, for the American Museum in Britain. Adapted from Buckmister Fuller's design for the Radome it was to serve as a multipurpose auditorium and exhibition space. The 250-seat auditorium was enclosed by a double dome construction which could be raised and lowered by hydraulic jacks. Design development sketches and perspective studies show various layouts for seating, and diagrams contain directions for erecting the stage and positioning the dome. A section shows the major components: the dome, both lowered and raised; the location of the hydraulic jacks, screens, and baffles; and the seating layout. Two interior perspectives show the dome both raised and lowered. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 1964.
Some perspective diagrams in the file are attributed to M. Haxworth.

File contains design development drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.

Bath Avon England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English
Related units of description:
  • For additional photographic negatives related to this project, see file DR2004:0036 in this fonds.

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