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W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1957-1958)

W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1957-1958)

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People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Duncan McNab and Associates (architectural firm)
  • Harry Lee (architect)

Title

W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia (1957-1958)

Dates of creation

1957-1958

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 6 drawings (including 4 reprographic copies)
  • 4 photographic materials

Scope and Content

This project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the garden of Mr & Mrs Wong residence on South Cambie Street in Vancouver. Oberlander worked on this project in 1954-1956 with architect Harry Lee from Duncan McNab’s office. Oberlander’s concept for the landscape was to create a garden with rock outcropping, due to the complicated site on which the house was built. She “designed a main walkway paralleling the side yard property line to connect S. Cambie Street to the rear alley.” [1] The walkway, decorated with flowerpots, leads to a u-shaped paved courtyard with a central lawn area with decorative rocks. Between the expose rock at the front of the property and the façade of the house, she created a lawn area with a pathway of steppingstones at the side of house leading to the backyard.

The project series contains only six drawings, including two sketches, two design development drawings of landscape plans, and working drawings for the residence used as reference. The project is also documented through photographs of the residence and the landscaping, and a plant list.

Source:

[1] Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages. p. 88.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1957.PR05

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1957.PR05.001
    • Title: Photographs, W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1957
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 photographs
    • 1 internegative

    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

    Folder Number:

    075-014-015

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1957.PR05.002
    • Title: Working drawings and design development drawings, W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1957-1958
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 reprographic copies
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23 x 35 cm sheet (largest): 71 x 101 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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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1957.PR05.003
    • Title: Plant list and design development drawing, W.K. Wong Residence, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • landscape

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 textual records
    • 1 reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 21 x 19 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.) sheets (largest): 53 x 67 cm (20 7/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

    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

    Folder Number:

    075-061-006

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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