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History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, Competition and Construction

History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, Competition and Construction

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People

  • James Stirling (Firm) (creator)
  • James Stirling (Firm) (architectural firm)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, Competition and Construction

Dates of creation

1962-[2000], predominant 1963-1968

Level of archival description

File 26

Extent and Medium

  • 38 photographs
  • 34 drawings
  • 27 textual records
  • 9 negatives
  • 3 models
  • 1 printing plate
  • 0.42 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents a successful competition entry and an executed project for a library for the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 2000.

File contains publication drawings and several working drawings. Photographic materials include views of drawings, of models, including by John Donat Photography and by photographer Richard Einzing of Brecht-Einzig studio, an aerial view of the site, views of the building site, of the completed building and of James Stirling, including by photographers Ian Nairn, Norman R.C. McGrath, James Stirling, Ezra Stoller, Alessandro Vasella and Colin Westwood. Photographs of building defects and remedial work are also present in the file. File also contains textual records, presentation models and a printing plate.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D26

Location

Cambridge Cambridgeshire England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Related units of description

  • Textual records AP140.S2.SS1.D36.P1 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D26.
  • Slides AP140.S2.SS7.D2.P8 also include information on file AP140.S2.SS1.D26.

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P1
    • Title: Sections and a plan
    • Dates of creation: 1964
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, and grey adhesive film on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 70 x 102 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0589

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P2
    • Title: Elevations, cross sections, and a diagrammatic section for the library reading room's heating and ventilation
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 34 cm sheet (largest): 26 x 47 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Each drawing was in a mat stamped "History Building. Cambridge University. 1964-68".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0590

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P3
    • Title: Axonometrics of the building and of the north entrance ramp and twin canopy
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Michael Wilford (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    axonometrics of the building and of the north entrance ramp and twin canopy, and plan obliques of the library reading room

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 26 cm sheet (largest): 29 x 38 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Each drawing was in a mat stamped "History Building. Cambridge University. 1964-68".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0591

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P4
    • Title: Plans of the ground and first floors
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 24 x 27 cm sheet (largest): 39 x 45 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Each drawing was in a mat stamped "History Building. Cambridge University. 1964-68".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0592

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P5
    • Title: Site plan, sections, a partial section, a sectional oblique for part of the roof structure
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 7

    People:

    • Mary Banham (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    site plan, sections, a partial section, a sectional oblique for part of the roof structure, floor plans, a sectional axonometric for the terraces overlooking the entrances, and an axonometric of the north entrance ramp and twin canopy

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, coloured pencil, and ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 27 x 37 cm sheet (largest): 71 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0589

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P6
    • Title: Views of working and publication drawings, as well as views of drawings not otherwise present in the project documents
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of working and publication drawings, as well as views of drawings not otherwise present in the project documents, including views of a composite drawing consisting of a mirror image of an east-west cross section, of a caricature of the History Faculty Building by Pedro Gueddes, and of a site plan (that was probably part of the competition entry) showing the library roof oriented towards the south-west, rather than towards the south-east, as in the executed design; includes views of an article by Hugh Brogan in 'The Cambridge Review', 11 October 1968

    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:

    140-0593

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P7
    • Title: Views of publication drawings including a ground-floor plan
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of publication drawings including a ground-floor plan (not otherwise present in the project documents) showing the circulation patterns of students and "senior members" at the north and south entrances

    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:

    140-0594

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P8
    • Title: Views of two presentation models
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.03 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0603

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P9
    • Title: Views of the building site and of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • Colin Westwood (photographer)
    • Ezra Stoller (photographer)
    • Ian Nairn (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the building site and of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details; includes an aerial view of the site before construction

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints and one chromogenic colour print

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.05 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0604

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P10
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • Colin Westwood (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details; includes one view of a presentation model and views of James Stirling in the building

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    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:

    140-0605

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P11
    • Title: Portraits of James Stirling at the building site
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 21 x 17 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0595

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P12
    • Title: Portraits of James Stirling at the building site
    • Form: photographs
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    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 33 x 25 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0596

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P13
    • Title: Views of the building site and of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the building site and of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details; includes a view of an article by Hugh Brogan in 'The Cambridge Review', 11 October 1968, and a postcard of a Ben Johnson screen print depicting the building

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.03 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0606

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P14
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • Colin Westwood (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details. Includes views of James Stirling in the building

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.04 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - One photograph is mounted on cardboard.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0607

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P15
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • 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:

    140-0608

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P16
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • Ezra Stoller (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0597

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P19
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building; includes one view of James Stirling in the building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    11 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 12 x 10 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0609

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P20
    • Title: Views of damage and repair work on the brick end walls
    • Dates of creation: 1984
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • Norman R.C. McGrath (photographer)
    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0610

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P21
    • Title: Views of a presentation model and of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • John Donat (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of a presentation model and of the exterior and interior of the completed building, portraits of James Stirling at the building site and views of building defects and remedial work

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Colour slides, colour transparencies, colour negatives, and black-and-white negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.05 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0598

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P22
    • Title: Views of building defects and remedial work
    • Dates of creation: between 1967 and 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Edward Leigh (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints, colour slides, and negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.03 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Most of the prints have punched holes through which they are loosely bound by short lengths of string.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0599

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P23
    • Title: Views of building defects and remedial work, including many details
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints and negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.03 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0600

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P24
    • Title: Views of a presentation model and of working and publication drawings, as well as views of drawings not otherwise present in the project documents
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of a presentation model and of working and publication drawings, as well as views of drawings not otherwise present in the project documents, including views of an incomplete set of numbered and revised working drawings, of a ground-floor plan showing the circulation patterns of students and "senior members" at the north and south entrances, of a composite drawing consisting of a mirror image of an east-west cross section, and of a site plan (that was probably part of the competition entry) showing the library roof oriented towards the south-west, rather than towards the south-east, as in the executed design. Includes views of an article by Hugh Brogan in 'The Cambridge Review', 11 October 1968; also one portrait of a woman

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    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:

    140-0601

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P25
    • Title: Views of the exterior and interior of the completed building
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the exterior and interior of the completed building, including details, as well as views of presentation models, including one view of a model of the roof structure which is not otherwise present in the project documents

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    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:

    140-0602

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P26
    • Title: Views of working and publication drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of working and publication drawings, several views of a caricature of the History Faculty Building by Pedro Gueddes

    Quantity / Object type:

    9 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negatives

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 12 x 17 cm sheets (largest): 17 x 22 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0613

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P28
    • Title: Administrative records, correspondence and notes relating to photographic services
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    administrative records, correspondence and notes relating to photographic services, a few clippings, and several photocopies of photographs of the History Faculty Building

    Quantity / Object type:

    25 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets (smallest): 4 x 5 cm sheets (largest): 30 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Physical Description:

    - Eight of the photocopies are stapled together at one corner.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0615

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P34
    • Title: Correspondence, reprographic copies of working drawings
    • Dates of creation: between 1965 and 1971
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, reprographic copies of working drawings, trade brochures, and includes materials relating to the British Olivetti training centre, Haslemere

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,33 l.m.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    CDCM

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P35
    • Title: Plans, sections and details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P36
    • Title: Details for glazing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P37
    • Title: Plans, sections and details for structure
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    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.D26.P38
    • Title: Plans and details for structure, including foundation and piling layouts, structural steelwork
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with graphite and ink

    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.D26.P39
    • Title: Plans, interior elevations, sections, axonometrics and details, including for glazing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with graphite and coloured pencil

    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.D26.P40
    • Title: Plans, sections and details, including for travelling ladder for window cleaning
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P41
    • Title: Floor plans, details and schedules
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P42
    • Title: Details, including for glazing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Working drawing(s) reprographic copies with ink and coloured pencil to be completed details, including for glazing

    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.D26.P43
    • Title: Site plan, plans, sections and details, including for built-in furniture, schedules
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink and coloured pencil

    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.D26.P44
    • Title: Plans and details for glazing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink and coloured pencil

    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.D26.P45
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, details, some for glazing, progress schedules
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some with ink

    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.D26.P46
    • Title: Plans, sections and details, including for structural steelwork, glazed roof
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P47
    • Title: Plans, sections and details, including for HVAC, fire protection systems
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P48
    • Title: Plans and details, including for railings, lighting systems and doors, door schedules
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink and coloured pencil

    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.D26.P49
    • Title: Plans and details, including for reinforced concrete structure and gutters
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P50
    • Title: Plans, sections for staircases, details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some with ink

    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.D26.P51
    • Title: Details, including for built-in furniture
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies with ink

    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.D26.P52
    • Title: Plans, sections and details, including for reinforced concrete structure
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some with ink and coloured pencil

    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.D26.P53
    • Title: Details, including for hardware, doors, lifts, shutters
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some with ink

    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.D26.P54
    • Title: Faculty of History Building
    • Dates of creation: 1983-1986
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, clippings (1983-1986) relating to repair work and to threat of demolition of the Faculty of History Building, report on glazing spray test

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,05 l.m.

    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.D26.P17
    • Title: Interior view of the roof of the completed library reading room
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Brecht-Einzig (photographic studio)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 113 x 92 x 3 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Photograph is mounted on hardboard attached to a wooden cradle.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0611

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P18
    • Title: Interior view of the roof of the library reading room, History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    • Dates of creation: 1968?
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Richard Einzig (photographer)
    • James Stirling (Firm) (architectural firm)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    interior view of the roof of the completed library reading room

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 39 x 29 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © Richard Einzig/Arcaid

    Folder Number:

    140-0612

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P27
    • Title: Architect's statement explaining the site and the features of the building
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    7-page document including the architect's statement explaining the site and the features of the building, a statement from the structural engineer explaining the building's three interdependent structural elements, and a statement from the services engineers explaining the heating, ventilation and lighting installations of the building; document includes handwritten underlining, corrections and changes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 architect's statement(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript and ink

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 33 x 21 cm

    Document Type:

    • architect's statement

    Physical Description:

    - The seven pages of the document are stapled together at one corner.

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0614

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P29
    • Title: Caricature of James Stirling with an umbrella in the History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Unknown (artist)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    caricature of James Stirling with an umbrella in the History Faculty Building; the caricature is also included with material relating to the Leicester University Engineering Building (AP140.S2.SS1.D23.P21)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Technique and media:

    Black ink on brown construction paper

    Dimensions:

    comp.: 26 x 20 cm sheet: 26 x 39 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The caricature is on one half of a folded sheet of construction paper.

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © RCM, 1968

    Folder Number:

    140-0552

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P30
    • Title: History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England: presentation model
    • Dates of creation: 1963
    • Form: models

    People:

    • James Stirling (Firm) (architectural firm)
    • Michael Wilford (associated architect)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    model shows the site and immediate surroundings of the History Faculty Building, and interior elements including the library mezzanine and the galleries and escape stairs of the L-shaped block; the model was part of the 1963 competition entry, and shows the library roof oriented towards the south-west, rather than towards the south-east, as in the executed design; also shows a different design for the terrace to the north, and for the stairs flanking the brick end walls

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Wood, plastic, graphite and metal

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 57 x 67 x 15 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Base of the model is surrounded by a metallic frame

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © CCA

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P31
    • Title: Presentation model for the History Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, displayed in the exhibition Architecture I (1977) at Leo Castelli Gallery
    • Dates of creation: 1963 - 1967
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Julian Harrap (model maker)
    • James Stirling (Firm) (architectural firm)
    • Michael Wilford (associated architect)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    model shows the History Faculty Building, and interior elements including the library mezzanine and the galleries and escape stairs of the L-shaped block

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 presentation model(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation model

    Technique and media:

    Wood and plastic

    Dimensions:

    model (largest): 51.4 x 100 x 79.8 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Copyright:

    © CCA

    Folder Number:

    CDCM

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D26.P33
    • Title: Printing plate for a publication drawing
    • Form: works of art

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printing plate(s)

    Technique and media:

    Metal

    Dimensions:

    plate (irreg.): 10 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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