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

DOE Air Structure


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:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.
Conditions governing access:
  • The contents of group DR2004:0216 smell of mold.
Language of material:
  • English, German, Italian, Russian, Norwegian, French
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see files DR2004:0130, DR2004:0131, DR2004:0205, DR2004:0132, DR2004:0137, DR2004:0139, DR2004:0141, DR2004:0123, DR2004:0133, possibly DR2004:0142, and DR2004:0098 in this fonds. The following files in this project series contain materials related to other projects: File DR2004:0207 contains material that relates to Haven (AP144.S2.D165); File DR2004:0169 contains material that relates to Air Structures Research (AP144.S2.D63); Files DR2004:0171, DR2004:0186, DR2004:0187, DR2004:0200, DR2004:0207, and DR2004:0217 contain materials that relate to Lightweight Enclosures Unit (AP144.S2.D79); Files 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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