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Low Cost Housing Pilot Project Competition and Construction

Low Cost Housing Pilot Project Competition and Construction

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People

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

Title

Low Cost Housing Pilot Project Competition and Construction

Dates of creation

1968-1976

Level of archival description

File 35

Extent and Medium

  • 179 drawings
  • 1 reprographic copy
  • 1 ring binder
  • 1 roll
  • 1 set
  • 0.05 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 0.05 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents an executed competition entry for low cost housing in Lima, Peru. James Stirling was invited to participate in the international competition in 1968. His entry was unsuccessful but funds were subsequently made available for all proposals to be built. The project was completed in 1976. Material in this file was produced between 1968 and 1976.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, publication drawings and working drawings. Photographic materials. File also contains textual records.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D35

Location

Lima Peru

Language of material

Documents are in English and Spanish.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P1
    • Title: Competition drawings for site plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Pen and ink, grey coloured pencil, traces of graphite, scraping for erasure, on architectural reproduction (diazotype?) on drafting film, photolithograph on self-adhesive plastic film applied at bottom right corner on verso (kp)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 64 x 137 cm sheet (largest): 65 x 142 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0870 XL

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P2
    • Title: Floor plans, sections and details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    48 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Pen and ink, scraping for erasure, on drafting film, photolithograph on self-adhesive plastic film applied at bottom right corner on verso (kp)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 46 x 56 cm sheet (largest): 63 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0775

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P3
    • Title: No title
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 45 x 62 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0774

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P4
    • Title: Site plan, plans, sections, details and axonometrics for housing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    106 working drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

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

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 33 cm sheet (largest): 62 x 80 cm

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0776

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P5
    • Title: Topographic survey, site plans, plans, sections, axonometrics and several details for building systems and roads
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies, some annotated 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.D35.P6
    • Title: Engineers' report, correspondence, telegram inviting James Stirling to competition
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    engineers' report, correspondence, telegram inviting James Stirling to competition, competition programme and assessors' report, contract, some drawings and reprographic copies of design development drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Dimensions:

    ring binder: 35 x 28 x 8 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.D35.P7
    • Title: Reprographic copies of reference drawings, competition programme
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    reprographic copies of reference drawings, competition programme, architects' competition report, correspondence, photographs of study model and of completed buildings, clippings, drawing schedules, notes

    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.D35.P8
    • Title: Views of competition and publication drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of competition and publication drawings, including several views of competition drawings for site plans which are not otherwise present in the project file

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints and negatives

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 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.D35.P9
    • Title: Views of drawings
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negatives

    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.D35.P11
    • Title: Incomplete set of competition drawings
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    incomplete set of competition drawings including plans for the clusters of five units of four houses, plans for a unit of four houses, a diagram for the typical expansion of houses with one and two external walls, as well as sections, a plan oblique showing the contractor's "first build," a sectional oblique and axonometric detail drawings for the construction of a house, and perspectives for the low cost housing at different stages of development

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Ink, graphite on tracing paper encre, graphite sur papier calque

    Physical Description:

    - The competition drawings for the sectional perspective for the low cost housing at different stages of development and for the sectional perspective for a neighbourhood of low-cost housing were originally in mats stamped "Lima-Peru. Housing. 1969".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0849

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P12
    • Title: Plan obliques showing the expansion by the occupants for a minimum and a larger house
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Ink on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 26 x 21 cm sheet (largest): 70 x 59 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The publication drawing for the plan oblique for a minimum L-shaped house and the publication drawing for the plan oblique for a minimum house expanded by the occupants to the first floor were originally in mats stamped "Lima Peru Housing 1969".

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0849

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P13
    • Title: Plans and axonometrics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Credit line:

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

    Folder Number:

    140-0849

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D35.P10
    • Title: Reprographic copy of a publication drawing for a sectional perspective
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 21 x 30 cm

    Credit line:

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

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