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House, Selsdon

House, Selsdon

Part of

People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Frank Newby (consulting engineer)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (quantity surveyors)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

House, Selsdon

Dates of creation

1962-1964

Level of archival description

File 42

Extent and Medium

  • 55 drawings
  • 29 reprographic copies
  • 0.02 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents an unexecuted project for a detached private residence located at Beech Way in Selsdon, Surrey, (now Croydon, part of Greater London), England, for Jean Newlove (Mrs. Jean McColl). The local planning authority refused the project citing aesthetic considerations. The house was to be constructed as a "series of interleaved reinforced concrete trays" supported by columns ("Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 36). File contains conceptual and design development sketches that explore exterior elevations, stair and glazing details; axonometric drawings and sections that show relationship between floor levels and functions; and framing plans showing the preliminary structural layout. Material in this file was produced between 1962 and 1964.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drawings, presentation drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D42

Location

Selsdon Croydon Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Group DR2004:0077 contains a photograph of elevation drawings of Farmhouse at Truckle Hill, Wiltshire (AP144.S2.D39). Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negatives related to this file.

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:001-018
    • Title: Sketch details showing exterior elevations, stair, and glazing, some with annotations
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    sketch details showing exterior elevations, stair, and glazing, some with annotations, circulation diagram, diagram of pre-fabricated elements and preliminary structural layouts

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 conceptual drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, wax crayon, adhesive film, and adhesive tape on translucent paper, and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 25.5 x 20 cm sheet (largest): 51 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • DR1995:0199:010
      • Perspective sketch and illustrated list of prefabricated elements for a House at Selsdon, Croydon, Greater London, England
      • Form: drawings
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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:019-031
    • Title: Plans, axonometric drawings of house interiors, sketches of structural components
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    plans, axonometric drawings of house interiors, sketches of structural components, detail section of stair and circular stair, and perspectives of house exteriors

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, coloured pencil, and adhesive tape on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 50.5 cm sheet (largest): 51 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:032-049
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections, section through site, site plan, and interior axonometric drawing
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    18 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, adhesive film and adhesive tape on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 69 cm sheet (largest): 38 x 70.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:050-055
    • Title: Site plan, axonometric drawing, and sections and plans showing reinforced concrete frame
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and adhesive tape on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 72 cm sheet (largest): 38.5 x 76 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:056-067
    • Title: Site plans, and plans, elevations, and sections showing structure some with annotations and thumbnail sketches
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and ink on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 37 x 69.5 cm sheet (largest): 39 x 69.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:068-081
    • Title: Plans showing structure, section through site, sections
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    plans showing structure, section through site, sections, axonometric drawings of exterior, thumbnail interior perspectives, elevations, and sections

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 presentation drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite and coloured pencil on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 37.5 x 69 cm sheet (largest): 38.5 x 70.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:082
    • Title: Plans showing structure
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 set(s)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 38.5 x 69.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0199:083
    • Title: Correspondence, architect's statement, building programme
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, architect's statement, building programme, meeting notes, planning application forms, notice of public inquiry, summary, planning decision, witness statement, planning appeal documents, clipping, conceptual sketches showing elevation, section, and plans, engineer's report, thumbnail sketches, and consultant's drawing of site plan

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 24 x 38 x 2 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0077
    • Title: Exterior views of existing houses, possibly of adjoining properties
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    exterior views of existing houses, possibly of adjoining properties, and elevation drawings of Farmhouse at Truckle Hill, Wiltshire

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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