Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Aerofilms and Aero Pictorial Ltd. (photographic studio)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)



1961-1979, predominant 1975-1979

Level of archival description:
File 96
Extent and medium:
  • 25 drawings
    26 reprographic copies
    0.16 l.m. of textual records
    0.03 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents Greenbird, an aviary for West Green House at Hartley Wintney, in Hampshire, England. Although construction did begin it is unclear whether the project was ever completed. The design for the aviary called for metal poles and a roof grid covered with a wire framework and nylon mesh. Conceptual sketches show various roof designs and a system for providing variable heights. The final design also included an artificial spring, stepped waterfall, rock pool, shallow pool, beach and marsh areas, and perches at various heights. Existing conditions material includes a colour aerial photograph mounted on press board and an existing survey plan. Design development drawings also include axonometric drawings of the structure and proposals for pools and waterfalls. Some material in this file was published in 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 90, 99. Material in this file was produced between1961 and 1979, but predominantly between 1975 and 1979.
Several drawings in the file are attributed to McAlpine Design Group and Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, consultant drawing, photographic material, and textual records.
Reference number:


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

Hartley Wintney Hampshire England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English, German
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see files DR1995:0285:062:001, DR2004:1268 and DR1995:0296:043:003 in this fonds. Files DR1995:0281:058 and DR1995:0281:059 in this project series contain material related to another project AP144.S2.D101, Westpen.

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