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DOE Air Structure
Part of:
People:
  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)
Title:

DOE Air Structure

Date:

1951-1993, predominant 1965-1975

Level of archival description:
File 91
Extent and medium:
  • 2 files of artefacts
    16 photographs
    1 drawing
    1.53 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents work undertaken by the Lightweight Enclosures Unit (LEU) for the Department of the Environment (DOE), to produce a Draft for Development Code of Practice for Air Supported Structures (DD50) for general use by industry. The project was carried out by Frank Newby and Cedric Price, and includes some of the initial research originally carried out for Air Structures (AP144.S2.D63) and Lightweight Enclosures Unit (AP144.S2.D79). They developed and circulated a questionnaire on behalf of DOE, dated August 1973. The Draft for Development was produced on behalf of British Standards Institution (BSI) for PSA (Property Services Agency) of the Department of the Environment (DOE). Material in this file was produced between 1951 and 1993, but predominantly between 1965 and 1975.
Group DR2004:0168 contains material by Ant Farm.
Groups DR2004:0170 and DR2004:0172 contain materials that relate to Frei Otto.

File contains samples, design development drawing, photographic material, and textual records.
Reference number:

AP144.S2.D91

Conditions governing access:
  • The contents of group DR2004:0216 smell of mold.
Language of material:
  • Documents are in English, German, Italian, Russian, Norwegian, and French.
Related units of description:
  • Group DR2004:0098 in Air Structures Research (AP144.S2.D63) contains material that possibly relates to this file. The following groups in this file contain material related to other projects: Group DR2004:0207 contains material that relates to Haven (AP144.S2.D165). Group DR2004:0169 contains material that relates to Air Structures Research (AP144.S2.D63). Groups DR2004:0171, DR2004:0186, DR2004:0187, DR2004:0200, DR2004:0207, and DR2004:0217 contain materials that relate to Lightweight Enclosures Unit (AP144.S2.D79). Groups DR2004:0172, DR2004:0183, DR2004:0185, DR2004:0191, and DR2004:0204 contain materials that relate to Air Structures Research (AP144.S2.D63) and Lightweight Enclosures Unit (AP144.S2.D79).
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