Home '54 Design Competition, Canada (1954)

Home '54 Design Competition, Canada (1954)

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  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Norman Rice (architect)
  • Canadian Home Journal (client)


Home '54 Design Competition, Canada (1954)

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 4 reprographic copies
  • 2 panels

Scope and Content

This project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's project for the Home '54 Design Competition for the Canadian Home Journal, in 1954. Oberlander worked on this proposal with architect Norman Rice, who designed the one-storey single-family house. The landscape design consists of a paved outdoor living space directly next to the living room with a curved fixed bench at the back of the house, as well as a quiet area with annual and perennial planting on the east edge of the site and a vegetable garden and sitting area facing the street.

The project series contains only two presentation drawings showing floor plans, elevation and axonometric views of the house and landscape plans, and presentation panels of the same two drawings.


Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages.

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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.




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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1954.PR05.001
    • Title: Presentation drawings and panels, Home '54 Design Competition for Canadian Home Journal
    • Dates of creation: 1954
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1


    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)


    Landscape plan, floor plans, elevations and perspectives.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies
    • 2 panels


    sheet (smallest): 34 x 25.5. cm sheet (largest): 34 x 50 cm panels: 50.5 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

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    Objects that have been catalogued:


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