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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

Location

Montréal 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

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: ARCH253673
    • Title: Original English Layout of the book. Ecol Operation.
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    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)

    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

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,03 l.m.

    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

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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)

    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

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    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 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:

    2 textual record(s)

    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:

    2 book(s)

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; electrostati print on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,03 l.m.

    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)

    Technique and media:

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

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,02 l.m.

    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:

    2 photograph(s)

    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)

    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:

    3 photograph(s)

    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
    • Form: works of art
    • 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:

    197 printing plate(s)

    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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    • Reference Number: ARCH253668
    • Title: L'Opération Écol: Écologie + Construction + Bon Sens
    • Dates of creation: 1972
    • Form: books

    People:

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

    Description:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication in French "L'Opération Écol: Écologie + Construction + Bon Sens" by Alvero Ortega, Witold Rybczynki, Samir Ayadm Wajid Ali and Arthur Acheson about the project of a self-sufficient habitable low-cost house untaken in 1972.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 27,7 × 21,3 × 0,9 cm (10 7/8 × 8 3/8 × 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound volume 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

    Language of material:

    This documents is in French.

    Related units of description:

    • A final bound version translated in French of the book "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" is catalogued as ARCH253673.
    • The printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH273560.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH253674
    • 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

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    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: ARCH253675
    • 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

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    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: ARCH253676
    • Title: View of the water atomizer for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Photograph of the water atomizer for the Ecol House and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the enveloppe, in brown ink, t.: "PRINTED 25th FEB. 77"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253677
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Photographs of the exterior of the Ecol House and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscrived - by an unknown hand, on the enveloppe, in black ink, t.: "PRINTED 25/2/77"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253678
    • Title: View on sink of atomized water for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Photograph of the sink of atomized water for the Ecol House and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the enveloppe, in brown ink, t.: "PRINTED 3/3"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253679
    • Title: Phases of the construction of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Negative of a plate showing the differentes phases of the construction of the Ecol House for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the enveloppe, in brown ink, t.: "PRINTED 25 FEBRUARY 77"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253680
    • Title: Negative of a press clipping on the Ecol Operation
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Reproduction of an press article entitled "McGill Enters World Housing Research" about the Ecol Operation project for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the enveloppe, in brown ink, t.: "PRINTED 25 FEB 77"

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253681
    • Title: Scheme of the toilet for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: February 25, 1977
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Negative of a scheme of the toilet for the Ecol House for the publication "Ecol Operation: Ecology + Building + Common Sense" and the enveloppe that was containing the negative.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative: 12,5 × 10 cm (4 15/16 × 3 15/16 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:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253682
    • Title: View of the Ecol House and the windmill under construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour print on paper

    Dimensions:

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

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253683
    • Title: View on the Ecol House and the windmill under construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour print on paper

    Dimensions:

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

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253684
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's windmill during installation
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 8,7 × 9 cm (3 7/16 × 3 9/16 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:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253685
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour print on paper

    Dimensions:

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

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253686
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Chromogenic colour print on paper

    Dimensions:

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

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253687
    • Title: View on the toilet block for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    View on the outside Ecol House's toilet block with solar collector for hot water.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 11,3 × 11,7 cm (4 7/16 × 4 5/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on a label affixed on the back of the photograph, in green ink, c.: "The Autonomous Bathroom / part of Ecol House, / built in 1972. Solar / stills form the roof / of the unit. Walls are / self-supporting L-shaped / asbestos cement."

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253688
    • Title: View inside the toilet block with Arthur Acheson
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 13,2 × 9 cm (5 3/16 × 3 9/16 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:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253689
    • Title: View of the studio of Ecol House with Arthur Acheson sitting at a working table
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 8,9 × 13,3 cm (3 1/2 × 5 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

    Folder Number:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253690
    • Title: View of the Ecol House's studio with Arthur Acheson and his wife
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 10,2 × 15,6 cm (4 × 6 1/8 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:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253691
    • Title: View of the Ecol House's living room with Arthur Acheson and his wife
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 9 × 13,2 cm (3 9/16 × 5 3/16 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:

    149-002-08

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253692
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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: ARCH253693
    • Title: View of the Ecol House under construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253694
    • Title: Group photographs of the Minimum Cost Housing Group members
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253695
    • Title: View of the Ecol House in construction
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253696
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's solar cooker
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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: ARCH253697
    • Title: Views on the solar panels for the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253698
    • Title: Views of the construction of wood parts of Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253699
    • Title: View of the construction of the wood parts of Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253700
    • Title: Ecol House under construction with two unidentified men
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253701
    • Title: Exterior view of Ecol House and the windmill
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 13,2 × 8,9 cm (5 3/16 × 3 1/2 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:

    149-002-17

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253702
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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: ARCH253703
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's solar cooker
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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: ARCH253704
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253705
    • Title: Views of the preparation for the roof elements for Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253706
    • Title: View on the Ecol House's exterior toilet block
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272999
    • Title: Exterior view of the Ecol House
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: photographs

    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)

    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

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