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Flats at Ham Common

Flats at Ham Common

Part of

People

  • Stirling and Gowan (creator)
  • Stirling and Gowan (architectural firm)
  • David Walsby (architect)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

Flats at Ham Common

Dates of creation

[1955]-1959 [and after?]

Level of archival description

File 10

Extent and Medium

  • 24 negatives
  • 15 photographs
  • 9 drawings
  • 4 reprographic copies
  • 2 textual records
  • 0.12 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project (1955-1958) for a private housing development in London, England, United Kingdom. File also documents an unexecuted project (1957) for an extension to the housing development. Material in this file was produced between 1955 and 1959, and probably after.

File contains a design drawing, presentation drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D10

Location

Ham Richmond upon Thames Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English and German.

Related units of description

  • Photographic materials AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P4 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D10.
  • Photographs AP140.S2.SS7.D1.P15 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D10.
  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P7 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D10.

General note

  • Several of the presentation and publication drawings for the project appeared in periodicals and books from the time of the flats at Langham House Close completion.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P2
    • Title: Plan oblique for the site
    • Dates of creation: between 1955 and 1958
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 6

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    plan oblique for the site showing the three blocks of flats and the garages and the massing for Langham House, a hand-coloured west elevation for the three-storey block, a sectional oblique drawing for the three-storey block of flats showing the interior elevations for the living rooms, and plans for the three-storey and two-storey block of flats

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, and ink on translucent paper

    Physical Description:

    - The presentation drawing for the plan oblique for the site, the hand-coloured presentation drawing for the west elevation for the three-storey block and the presentation for the sectional oblique for the three-storey block of flats were originally in mats stamped "Ham Common. Housing. 1955-58".

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P3
    • Title: Working drawings, including plans for the three-storey block of flats
    • Dates of creation: between 1955 and 1958
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    working drawings, including plans for the three-storey block of flats, and presentation and publication drawings, including bird's-eye sectional perspectives showing plans for the two-bedroom flats in the two-storey and three-storey block of flats

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 18 x 26 cm sheet (largest): 20 x 34 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P4
    • Title: Views by James Stirling, Michael Wickham, and Richard Einzig or the studio of Brecht-Einzig
    • Dates of creation: 1955 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views by James Stirling, Michael Wickham, and Richard Einzig or the studio of Brecht-Einzig, showing the Langham House site before the construction of the blocks of flats, exterior and interior views and details of the completed blocks of flats, and the building site at various stages of progress; also includes views of presentation drawings and views of a sectional perspective drawing (not otherwise present in the project documents) showing a typical living room elevation for a two-bedroom flat in the three-storey block

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.07 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Several photographs are mounted on cardboard.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0469

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P5
    • Title: Exterior views of the completed blocks of flats
    • Dates of creation: 1958 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 31 x 31 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0409

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P6
    • Title: Views by James Stirling, Michael Wickham, and Richard Einzig or the studio of Brecht-Einzig
    • Dates of creation: 1955 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views by James Stirling, Michael Wickham, and Richard Einzig or the studio of Brecht-Einzig, showing the Langham House site before the construction of the blocks of flats, exterior and interior views and details of the completed blocks of flats, and the building site at various stages of progress; also includes views of presentation drawings, and one negative shows part of a page of an article on the flats at Ham Common from an unidentified journal

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.04 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0469

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P7
    • Title: Exterior and interior views and details of the completed blocks of flats
    • Dates of creation: 1958 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negatives: 10 x 12 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P8
    • Title: Exterior views of the completed blocks of flats
    • Dates of creation: 1958 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour prints and colour transparency

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials (smallest): 8 x 7 cm photographic materials (largest): 21 x 26 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0469

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P9
    • Title: Views of presentation drawings and a view of a sectional perspective drawing
    • Dates of creation: 1955 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of presentation drawings and a view of a sectional perspective drawing (not otherwise present in the project documents) showing a typical living room elevation for a two-bedroom flat in the three-storey block

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negatives

    Dimensions:

    negatives: 17 x 22 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0471

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P11
    • Title: Plan and elevation, and a diagrammatic plan oblique
    • Dates of creation: 1957
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    plan and elevation, and a diagrammatic plan oblique showing the staggered arrangement of the maisonettes for the addition to the Flats at Ham Common

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32 x 21 cm sheet (largest; irreg.): 32 x 33 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The drawing for the elevation and the drawing for the plan are joined together with tape.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0473

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P12
    • Title: Views of the presentation drawings for the addition to the Flats at Ham Common
    • Dates of creation: 1957 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 7 x 16 cm sheets (largest): 26 x 30 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Two of the photographs are joined together with tape.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0474

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P15
    • Title: View of completed sections and brickwork under construction
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 transparency(ies)

    Technique and media:

    Colour transparencies

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Legs de la famille Stirling/
    Bequest of the Stirling family

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P1
    • Title: Flats at Ham Common, London, England: site plan and elevation
    • Dates of creation: between 1955 and 1958
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Stirling and Gowan (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    schematic drawing showing an earlier proposal for the site plan and elevation

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design drawing

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (approx.): 38 x 83 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0468

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P10
    • Title: Two-page technical feature on the flats at Ham Common
    • Dates of creation: 7 January 1959
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    two-page technical feature on the flats at Ham Common, including detail drawings for the kitchen units, from the 'Architect and Building News'

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 article(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 30 x 22 cm

    Document Type:

    • article

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P13
    • Title: View of the plan and elevation for the addition to the Flats at Ham Common
    • Dates of creation: 1957 or after
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12 x 17 cm

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0474

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D10.P14
    • Title: One page text by Frank Newby describing the use of concrete in the Flats at Ham Common
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Frank Newby (author)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 text(s)

    Technique and media:

    Signed typescript

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 26 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • text

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0504

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