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Self-Sufficient Habitable Low-Cost House

Self-Sufficient Habitable Low-Cost House

Part of

People

  • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

Title

Self-Sufficient Habitable Low-Cost House

Dates of creation

1972-1977

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.10 l.m. of textual records
  • 197 printing plate(s)
  • 113 photographs
  • 23 negatives
  • 19 contact sheets
  • 3 books

Scope and Content

File related to the Ecol House project, a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house by the Minimum Cost House Group, built in spring and summer 1972, and the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" related to the project. The material in this file was produced between 1972 and 1977. The file contains textual records, predominantly dummies for the publication, and photographs of the Ecol House. The file also includes copies of the publications "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" (including a French translation) and printing plates.

Reference Number

AP149.S1.1972.PR01

Arrangement

Materiel in this project series was kept in its original order during processing.

Location

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Language of material

The documents are predominantly in English and some in French.

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.001
    • Title: Proposal for Ecol Operation demonstration in Vancouver
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)
    • Witold Rybczynski (creator)

    Description:

    Group includes plans (originals and reproduction) for the self-sufficient house to be built for demonstration at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, in Vancouver 1976.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,03 l.m. of textual records

    Location:

    Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-012-008

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.002
    • Title: Plate of the components of the Ecol House for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Technique and media:

    Flat on acetate vinyl sheet

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 29,9 × 23 cm (11 3/4 × 9 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-06

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.003
    • Title: Plate of the components of the Ecol House for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1972
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copy

    Technique and media:

    Flat on acetate vinyl sheet

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 29,9 × 23 cm (11 3/4 × 9 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-07

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.004
    • Title: Indoor and outdoor views of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: circa 1972-1977
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 16

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 photographic materials

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-08

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.005
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20,6 × 25,3 cm (8 1/8 × 9 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, in black ink, l.c.: "P.13 B [circled]" inscribed - by an unknown hand, in black ink, l.c.: "x34 PICAS" stamped - on the back, l.r.: "MINIMUM COST HOUSING GROUP / SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / MCGILL UNIVERSITY" stamped - on the back, l.r.: "ASBESTOS PRODUCER"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-09

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.006
    • Title: View of the Ecol House under construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 22,7 × 20,5 cm (8 15/16 × 8 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-10

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.007
    • Title: Group photographs of the Minimum Cost Housing Group members
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Photograph of the members of the Minimum Cost Housing Group at the Ecol House, including Vikram Bhatt and Alvaro Ortega.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20,4 × 25,6 cm (8 1/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in black ink, u.r.: "3/0/2/75" numbered - on the back, in bleu or purple ink, c.: "50"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-11

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.008
    • Title: View of the Ecol House in construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 25,5 × 20,4 cm (10 1/16 × 8 1/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    stamped - on a label affixed on the back, c.: "Ecol under construction / MINIMUM COST HOUSING GROUP / SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / MCGILL UNIVERSITY".

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-12

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.009
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's solar cooker
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 17 × 11,9 cm (6 11/16 × 4 11/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in blue ink, t.: "Cooker developed by / Brace Research Institute" inscribed and stamped - by the photographer?, on the back, in blue ink, c.: "Please credit photographs / by / DIMANCHE magasine / NUMÉRO 53 / DATE 31 déc / PAGE 9 PHOTO 4" inscribed - on the back, in blue ink, c.: "use of solar energy / for cooking - / Sulphur House - built / by Minimum Cost Housing Group / Mcgill University - Montréal"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-13

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.010
    • Title: Views on the solar panels for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 contact sheet(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 contact sheet

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 18,3 × 18,7 cm (7 3/16 × 7 3/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, in blue ink, u.c.: "2 [circled]" numbered - by an unknown hand, in blue ink, l.l.: "3 [circled]" inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in black ink, c. numbered - by an unknown hand, on the back, in blue ink, c.r.: "#3 [circled]"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-14

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.011
    • Title: Views of the construction of wood parts of Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 contact sheet(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 contact sheet

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 18,1 × 25,1 cm (7 1/8 × 9 7/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, on the back, in graphite, u.r.: "860 / 15"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-15

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.012
    • Title: View of the construction of the wood parts of Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 contact sheet(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 contact sheet

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 18 × 24,8 cm (7 1/16 × 9 3/4 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, on the back, in graphite, u.r.: "860 / 13"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-16

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.013
    • Title: Ecol House under construction with two unidentified men
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 8,9 × 9 cm (3 1/2 × 3 9/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, in black ink, l.c.: "x 37 PICAS" stamped - on the back, l.c.: "MINIMUM COST HOUSING GROUP / SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / MCGILL UNIVERSITY" stamped - on the back, c.: "ASBESTOS PRODUCER" inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in red ink, u.l.: "A [circled in blue ink]"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-17

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.014
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20,4 × 25,4 cm (8 1/16 × 10 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-18

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.015
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's solar cooker
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20,4 × 25,3 cm (8 1/16 × 9 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, on the back, in blue ink, c.: "4" inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in red coloured pencil, u.l.: "McGill"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-19

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.016
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20,3 × 24,5 cm (8 × 9 5/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-20

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.017
    • Title: Views of the preparation for the roof elements for Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 contact sheet(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 contact sheet

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 18,3 × 25 cm (7 3/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, the back, in graphite, u.r.: "860 / 10"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-21

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.018
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's exterior toilet block
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 contact sheet(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 contact sheet

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 18,3 × 25 cm (7 3/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    numbered - by an unknown hand, on the back, in graphite, u.r.: "860 / 2"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-002-22

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.019
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photograph

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper

    Dimensions:

    composition: 21,8 × 28 cm (8 9/16 × 11 in.) sheet: 16,6 × 24,4 cm (6 9/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-003-07

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1972.PR01.020
    • Title: Original English Layout of the book. Ecol Operation
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Witold Rybczynski (author)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of the original layout for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" by Alvaro Ortega, Witold Rybcznki, Samir Ayad, Wajid Ali and Arthur Acheson, about the project of a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house untaken in 1972.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.03 l.m. of textual records

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; gelatine silver print on paper mounted on paper; typescript on paper and gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper; felt-tip pen on paper

    Document Type:

    • dummy (printed matter)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • A bound final version translated in French of this book is catalogued as ARCH253668.

    Folder Number:

    149-001-01

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272996
    • Title: Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense
    • Dates of creation: 1972 or before
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of a dummy for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" about the project of a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; typescript on paper mounted on paper; electrophotographic print on paper; ink on paper; ink on paper mounted on typescript on paper

    Document Type:

    • dummy (printed matter)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • The final and published version of this dummy is catalogued as ARCH253668.
    • Another original layout of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" is catalogued as ARCH253673.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272997
    • Title: A letter, and its enveloppe, to Maureen Anderson of the Minimum Cost Housing Group from Philippa Thomson
    • Dates of creation: October 21, 1981
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group of 2 documents that consists of a letter, and its enveloppe, to Maureen Anderson of the Minimum Cost Housing Group from Philippa Thomson from Thames & Hudson Ltd. about a loan of documents for a publication entitled "Green Architecture".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Technique and media:

    Typescript and ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21,6 × 26,2 cm (8 1/2 × 10 5/16 in.) sheet (largest): 30 × 21,1 cm (11 13/16 × 8 5/16 in.)

    Document Type:

    • correspondence
    • letters (correspondence)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-003-05

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272998
    • Title: Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of two copies of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" by the Mininum Cost Housing Group.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 books

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 27,7 × 21,5 × 1 cm (10 7/8 × 8 7/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    Bound volumes of 128 pages.

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Another copy of this book is catalogued as ARCH253673.
    • Two dummies of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" are catalogued as ARCH253668 and ARCH272996. A dummy of the French translatation is catalogued as ARCH273000.
    • The printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH273560.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-06

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273000
    • Title: The Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense
    • Dates of creation: 1971 or before
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of a dummy for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" about the project of a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house. The group includes a dummy of the french translation of the book.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.03 l.m. of textual records

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; electrostati print on paper

    Document Type:

    • dummy (printed matter)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Language of material:

    The documents are in English and in French.

    Related units of description:

    • Two dummies of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" are catalogued as ARCH253668 and ARCH272996.
    • Copies of the final and published version of this book are catalogued as ARCH253673 and ARCH272998.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273313
    • Title: ECOL OPERATION
    • Dates of creation: 1972 of before
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of photographs of the Ecol House for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol House: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" including photographs of the construction of the house, photographs of Arthur Echeson and his wife living in the house during the demonstration phase and photographs of various devices and modular components of Ecol House development by the Mininum Cost Housing Group.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • approximately 100 photographic materials

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper (photographs and contact sheets); negatives

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" book are catalogued as ARCH253668 et ARCH272998.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273314
    • Title: Photographs for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense"
    • Dates of creation: 1972 or before
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of photographs for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense", including a photograph of a group of man building the base of the wall and a photograph of three man installing a window on Ecol House. The group also includes an enveloppe that was containing the photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 9 × 9 cm (3 9/16 × 3 9/16 in.) sheet (largest): 20,4 × 26 cm (8 1/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" book are catalogued as ARCH253668 et ARCH272998.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-02

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273321
    • Title: Photographs of Ecol House, including a photograph of Buckminster Fuller
    • Dates of creation: 1972 or before
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • R. Buckminster Fuller (subject)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of photographs of Ecol House, including a photograph of Buckminster Fuller during a visit of the Ecol House, a photograph of the interlocking sulphur concrete wall of the house, and photographs of Arthur Acheson and his wife living in Ecol House.

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper; chromogenic colour print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 8,9 × 13,2 cm (3 1/2 × 5 3/16 in.) sheet (largest): 20,6 × 25,6 cm (8 1/8 × 10 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-005-03

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273322
    • Title: Centre Publication / Photographs
    • Dates of creation: 1972 or before
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Alvaro Ortega (photographer)
    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of photographs of the Ecol House, including a photograph of solar still for producing drinking water from saline and polluted water, a photograph of the Ecol House in construction and once completed.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20,6 × 20,4 cm (8 1/8 × 8 1/16 in.) sheet (largest): 20,4 × 25,5 cm (8 1/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-005-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273560
    • Title: Aluminium offset plates for the offset printing of the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense"
    • Dates of creation: 1976 or before
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of two sets of aluminium offset plates for the offset printing of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense", including a French translation, about the project of a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house untaken in 1972.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printing plate(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 197 artefacts

    Technique and media:

    Ink on aluminium sheet

    Dimensions:

    plate: 39,4 × 25,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Final and published versions of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" are catalogued as ARCH253668 et ARCH272998.

    Folder Number:

    149-009-01

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