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Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

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People

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

Title

Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

Dates of creation

1959 [and after?]

Level of archival description

File 22

Extent and Medium

  • 33 photographs
  • 15 negatives
  • 6 drawings
  • 3 textual records
  • 1 printing plate

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted scheme for Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. Material in this file was produced in 1959 and probably after.

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

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D22

Location

Cambridge Cambridgeshire England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English and German.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P2
    • Title: Hand-coloured development plan for the site
    • Dates of creation: 1959
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    hand-coloured development plan for the site, showing the existing College buildings arranged around a courtyard, the College gardens, and the planned linear terraces of student housing situated at the northern and eastern edge of the gardens; also a typical floor plan, two side elevations (one of which is hand-coloured), and a sectional perspective for the first stage residential building

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite and coloured pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 x 29 cm sheet (largest): 57 x 66 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The drawing for the hand-coloured site plan was originally in a mat. The typical floor plan for the first stage residential building, the hand-coloured side elevation for the first stage residential building, and the sectional perspective for the first stage residential building were originally in mats stamped "Selwyn College. Cambridge. 1959".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0486

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P3
    • Title: Views of drawings, including the rendered development plan for the College site
    • Dates of creation: 1959 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of drawings, including the rendered development plan for the College site, a sectional perspective for the first stage residential building, a typical floor plan, a side elevation, and a design development sketch; also views by James Stirling of a model (which is not otherwise present in the project documents) for the first stage residential building

    Quantity / Object type:

    33 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 11 x 15 cm sheets (largest): 20 x 22 cm

    Physical Description:

    - One photograph of an elevation for the first stage residential building is rendered with translucent grey adhesive film.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0487

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P4
    • Title: Views of drawings, including the rendered development plan for the College site
    • Dates of creation: 1959 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of drawings, including the rendered development plan for the College site, a sectional perspective for the first stage residential building, a typical floor plan, and a side elevationl; views by James Stirling of a model (which is not otherwise present in the project documents) for the first stage residential building; also includes a view of a site plan (not otherwise present in the project documents), dated 26 October 1959, showing the first stage residential building, a colonnade, and married members flats

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative (smallest): 10 x 13 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:

    140-0488

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P6
    • Title: Notes and annotated reports, minutes and a doodle for a site plan
    • Dates of creation: 1959
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 report(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, ink, and graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 33 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • notes

    Physical Description:

    - A doodle for a site plan is inscribed on one of the textual records, verso.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0513

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P8
    • Title: Views of drawings, including typical floor plans
    • Dates of creation: 1959 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 19 x 30 cm sheets (largest): 21 x 35 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.D22.P1
    • Title: Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England: bird's-eye axonometric
    • Dates of creation: 1959
    • Form: drawings

    People:

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

    Description:

    sketch for a plan oblique for the College site, showing the final design for the linear terraces of student housing

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Ink and traces of graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 29,6 x 20,8 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0486

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P5
    • Title: View of a plan oblique for the College site, showing the final design for the linear terraces of student housing
    • Dates of creation: 1959 or after
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    view of a plan oblique for the College site, showing the final design for the linear terraces of student housing

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negative

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12 x 16 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0410

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D22.P7
    • Title: Publication drawing
    • Dates of creation: probably between 1970 and 1975
    • Form: works of art

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printing plate(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal

    Dimensions:

    plate (irreg.): 2 x 7 x 2 cm

    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

    Folder Number:

    140-0641

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