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Magnet
Part of:
People:
  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Keiichi Saiki (assistant architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)
Title:

Magnet

Date:

1978, 1990-2001, predominant 1995-1996

Level of archival description:
File 170
Extent and medium:
  • 792 reprographic copies
    616 drawings
    29 panels
    11 models + other pieces
    1 artefact
    0.59 l.m. of textual records
    0.18 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents a project for a series of temporary, moveable structures - "Magnets" - designed to enhance access and transportation options, and/or provide other amenities such as views, information, or safety. Magnets were applied to ten sites in the Greater London area in England, and feasability studies were carried out for sites in Tokyo, Japan. Keiichi Saiki, Price's chief assistant on the project, chose the Tokyo sites and also produced a significant number of the project's conceptual drawings. Material in this file was produced in 1978 and between 1990 and 2001, but predominantly between 1995 and 1996.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, presentation drawings, publication drawings, reference drawings, other drawings, presentation panels, other panels, a presentation model, other models, photographic materials, an artefact, and textual records.
Reference number:

AP144.S2.D170

Conditions governing access:
  • File contains nominative information; cannot be accessed without approval from the archivist.
Location:

Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English, Japanese, German, French and Serbian.
Related units of description:
  • Other materials related to this file include: Group DR2004:0343 in Venic (AP144.S2.D184) contains clippings. Group DR2004:0815 in AFX (AP144.S2.D177) contains drawings and textual material. The following groups in this file contain materials related to other projects: Group DR2004:0808 contains a diagram related to Stratton (AP144.S2.D155). Group DR2004:0806 contains a sketch related to Generator (AP144.S2.D100). Group DR2004:0787 contains drawings that possibly relate to Potteries Thinkbelt (AP144.S2.D56). Group DR2004:0783 contains a panel that possibly relate to Halmag (AP144.S2.D178). Group DR2004:0777 contains a diagram related to City (AP144.S2.D182). Groups DR2004:0751 and DR2004:0761 contain drawings related to Bat Hat (AP144.S2.D127). Group DR2004:0712 contains a clipping related to McVance (AP144.S2.D176). Groups DR2004:0752, DR2004:0773, DR2004:0805 and DR2004:0808 contain photographic and textual material that relates to AFX (AP144.S2.D177). Groups DR2004:0776 and DR2004:0777 contain textual material that relates to Mean (AP144.S2.D181) and IFPRI (AP144.S2.D183). Group DR2004:0774 contains textual material that relates to Duck Land (AP144.S2.D153).
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