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Rooftop gardens

Rooftop gardens

Part of

People

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

Title

Rooftop gardens

Dates of creation

between 1974 and 1976

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.07 l.m. of textual records
  • 39 negatives
  • 32 printing plate(s)
  • 7 photographs
  • 3 books
  • 2 drawings
  • 1 contact sheet
  • 1 CD-R

Scope and Content

File related to the project of the Minimum Cost Housing Group about rooftop gardens at the McGill University Settlement Community Centre in the St-Louis district of Montréal, in 1976, and the related publication "Rooftop Wastelands". The material in this file was produced between 1974 and 1976. The file contains textual records, including dummies for the publication, photographs of the rooftop gardens, reprographic copies of plans for the rooftop gardens and copies of the publication "Rooftop Wastelands". The file also includes printing plates.

Reference Number

AP149.S1.1976.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 in English.

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1976.PR01.001
    • Title: Report on the Rooftop Wastelands project
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual record

    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:

    149-012-016

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1976.PR01.002
    • Title: Proposal and reporting for the Rooftop Wasterlands project
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1977
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,02 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:

    149-012-017

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1976.PR01.003
    • Title: Drafts of report on the Rooftop Wastelands project
    • 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 also includes photographs of the rooftop installations, some of which in the mock-up version of a report.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,02 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:

    149-012-018

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1976.PR01.004
    • Title: Financial statements for the Rooftop Wasterlands project
    • Dates of creation: 1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,01 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:

    149-012-019

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1976.PR01.005
    • Title: Temperature follow-up research text and results diagrams for the Rooftop Wastelands project
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,01 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:

    149-012-020

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273015
    • Title: Rooftop Wastelands
    • Dates of creation: October 1976
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    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 Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Rooftop Wasterlands" about the project of an allotment garden on a city roof.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28 × 21,8 cm (11 × 8 9/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound (stapled) volumes of 32 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 ARCH253669.
    • A dummy of this book is catalogued as ARCH273144.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-24

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273016
    • Title: Two plans of the rooftop garden for the project of an allotment garden on a city roof
    • Dates of creation: 1976 or before
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 25,4 × 20,3 cm (10 × 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:

    149-003-25

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273144
    • Title: Rooftop Wasterlands
    • Dates of creation: 1976 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 "Rooftop Wastelands" about the project of an allotment garden on a city roof.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper; typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 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:

    • Final and published version of the book "Rooftop Wastelands" are catalogued as ARCH253669 and ARCH273015.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-27

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273331
    • Title: Photographs for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Rooftop Wastelands"
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1976
    • 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 "Rooftop Wastelands" about the project of two years of work on rooftop gardens, including photographs of the rooftop garden installations. The group also includes the enveloppe that was containing the photographs

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 20,5 × 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

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the book "Rooftop Wasterlands" are catalogued as ARCH253669 and ARCH273015.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-19

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273333
    • Title: ROOFTOPS
    • Dates of creation: 1976 or before
    • Form: textual records
    • 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 part of a dummy for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Rooftop Wastelands" about the project of two years of work on rooftop gardens, including photographs of the rooftop garden installations.

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper with typescript and ink; gelatin silver print on paper with ink and graphite; gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 11,6 × 17 cm (4 9/16 × 6 11/16 in.) sheet (largest): 22,9 × 21,1 cm (9 × 8 5/16 in.)

    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 complete dummy of the book "Rooftop Wastelands" is catalogued as ARCH273144.
    • Final and published version of the book "Rooftop Wastelands" are catalogued as ARCH253669 and ARCH273015.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-21

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273334
    • Title: ROOFTOPS
    • Dates of creation: 1976 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 of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Rooftop Wastelands" about the project of two years of work on rooftop gardens, including photographs of the rooftop garden installations and photographs of people gardening.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

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

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 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 book "Rooftop Wasterlands" are catalogued as ARCH253669 and ARCH273015.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-22

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253669
    • Title: Rooftop Wastelands
    • Dates of creation: October 1976
    • 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 "Rooftop Wasterlands" about the project of two years of work on rooftop gardens.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28,1 × 21,9 × 0,3 cm (11 1/16 × 8 5/8 × 1/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound volume of 32 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:

    • A dummy for this book is catalogued as ARCH273144.
    • Other copies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273015.

    Folder Number:

    149-002-03

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273017
    • Title: Compact-disk of pictures for the "Rooftop Wastelands" publication
    • Dates of creation: 1976 or before
    • Form: born digital

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 optical disk(s)

    Technique and media:

    Cd-r

    Dimensions:

    case: 12,5 × 14 cm

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the disk, in blue felt-tip pen: "Rooftop wastelands pictures"

    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:

    149-003-26

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273332
    • Title: Young boy at the rooftop garden installations
    • Dates of creation: 1976 or before
    • 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: 20,5 × 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:

    149-005-20

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