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House in Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England

House in Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England

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People

  • Stirling and Gowan (creator)
  • Stirling and Gowan (architectural firm)
  • M.S. Kissa (client)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

House in Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England

Dates of creation

1956 [and after?]

Level of archival description

File 12

Extent and Medium

  • 12 negatives
  • 12 photographs
  • 7 drawings
  • 7 reprographic copies
  • 3 textual records
  • 0.04 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents the first and second unexecuted schemes for a house for M.S. Kissa near Whiteleaf, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. A third scheme, not documented here, was executed. Material in this file was produced in 1956 and probably after.

File contains presentation and working drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D12

Location

Chiltern Hills Buckinghamshire England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English and German.

Related units of description

  • Negatives in AP140.S1.SS2.D2.P3 show the executed third scheme of this project.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P1
    • Title: Drawings for the first scheme including a hand-coloured drawing for the main elevation
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    drawings for the first scheme including a hand-coloured drawing for the main elevation, and a hand-coloured drawing showing elevations and floor plans

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and coloured pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20 x 18 cm sheet (largest): 34 x 38 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The presentation drawing showing elevations and plans is on two sheets of tracing paper joined together with pressure-sensitive tape. It was originally in a mat stamped "House in the Chilterns, 1956".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0459

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P2
    • Title: Drawings for the second scheme including a working drawing showing plans
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    drawings for the second scheme including a working drawing showing plans, elevations, and sections; presentation drawings showing a bird's-eye plan oblique; and hand-coloured reprographic copies of the working drawing, an elevation, and a perspective

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil and ink on translucent paper, and reprographic copies with colour

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27 x 34 cm sheet (largest): 66 x 92 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The working drawing is in two pieces. - The hand-coloured reprographic copy of the elevation is mounted on cardboard.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0459

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P3
    • Title: Working drawing and presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, signed and dated

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 11 x 12 cm sheet (largest): 63 x 90 cm

    Physical Description:

    - One of the presentation drawings is an irregularly torn fragment of a larger drawing.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0459

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P4
    • Title: Views of drawings for the first and second schemes
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0460

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P5
    • Title: Views of drawings for the first and second schemes
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative (smallest): 7 x 7 cm negatives (largest): 12 x 17 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0461

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P6
    • Title: Views of the bird's-eye plan oblique and the perspective
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 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:

    140-0414

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P7
    • Title: Views of drawings for the first and second schemes
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 15 x 29 cm sheets (largest): 29 x 38 cm

    Physical Description:

    - One photograph has applied colour.

    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.D12.P8
    • Title: A draft and a final typescript of the architect's statement
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    a draft and a final typescript of the architect's statement explaining the site and the proposed materials for the project

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 21 cm sheet (largest): 33 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • architect's statement

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0505

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P9
    • Title: Clipping from an unidentified journal or book showing an elevation for the first scheme of the project
    • Dates of creation: 1956 or after
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    clipping from an unidentified journal or book showing an elevation for the first scheme of the project

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 clipping(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 11 x 23 cm

    Document Type:

    • clipping

    Physical Description:

    - Clippings AP140.S2.SS1.D12.P9 and AP140.S2.SS1.D13.P4 and reprographic copy AP140.S2.SS1.D14.P5 were originally clipped together.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0506

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