Steel House
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Douglas Smith (consultant)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Steel House



Level of archival description:
File 60
Extent and medium:
  • 156 drawings
    5 reprographic copies
    3 panels
    1 model
    1 photograph
    0.06 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents an unsuccessful competition entry, in collaboration with Miles Park, Douglas Smith and Frank Newby, for a mass-produced housing system using steel, for a competition sponsored by the European Coal and Steel Community. Requirements called for rapid assembly/disassembly, and flexible unit plans that could be altered by home owners and appeal to a wide range of owners and their preferences. Schematic sketches include exterior elevations, floor plans, preliminary details, and charts for building components. Conceptual sketches show alternate unit and floor plan arrangements, and include network analysis plans, site maximization plans based on transportability, family breakdown diagrams, alternate internal unit layout plans based on age and other factors, functional area plans indicating separation possibilities, and charts which cross-reference factors such as transportability, construction, and assembly requirements. Design development drawings show typical plans, site plans, sections, elevations, details, axonometric drawings of structure and cladding, internal units, and components. Some material in this file was published in Price, Cedric, "Steel Housing", 'Architectural Design', vol. 37, (May 1967) 244, and Price, Cedric, 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984) 36, 49-50, 113. Material in this file was produced between 1965 and 1969.
'High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community' is the full name of the client as found in the textual records. The title of the competition is 'International Competition for the Design of Industrially Fabricated Dwellings'.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, photographic material, presentation panels, textual records, and model.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.
Language of material:
  • English
Related units of description:
  • The model parts in file DR2004:0094 in this project series also relate to project series AP144.S2.D67 Housing Research. For additional materials related to this project, see the following files in this fonds: File DR1995:0294:087-090 contains panels; File DR2004:0223; File DR2004:0226; File DR2004:0227; File DR2004:0257; File DR2004:0260; File DR2004:0231; and File DR2004:0036 contains negatives.

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