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Building components from secondary use

Building components from secondary use

Part of

People

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

Title

Building components from secondary use

Dates of creation

1972-1977

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 234 negatives
  • 131 photographs
  • 0.03 l.m. of textual records
  • 73 printing plate(s)
  • 8 books
  • 3 contact sheets

Scope and Content

File related to the projects of the Minimum Cost Housing Group about building components made from consumers waste between 1972 and 1975, including the Maison Lessard project, in 1975, and the publication "Use it Again, Sam" based on these projects. The material in this file was produced between 1972 and 1977. The file contains textual records, predominantly dummies for the publications, photographs of the construction of the Maison Lessard and photographs of consumer waste transformed into building components. The file also includes copies of the publication "Use it Again, Sam" and printing plates.

Reference Number

AP149.S1.1972.PR03

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.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH252788
    • Title: Use it again, Sam
    • Dates of creation: July 1977
    • Form: books
    • 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 two copies of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again, Sam" about building components from secondary use.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 21,5 × 16,6 × 0,4 cm (8 7/16 × 6 9/16 × 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound (stapled) volume of 60 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:

    • The printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH273591.
    • Other copies of this book are catalogued as ARCH253670 and ARCH273012.
    • Dummies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273013 and ARCH273557.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-21

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273012
    • Title: Use it Again, Sam
    • Dates of creation: May 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 four copies of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again, Sam" about building components from secondary use.

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28 × 22,3 × 0,4 cm (11 × 8 3/4 × 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound volumes of 60 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:

    • The printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH273591.
    • Other copies of this book are catalogued as ARCH252788 and ARCH253670.
    • Dummies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273013 and ARCH273557.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-20

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273013
    • Title: Use it Again, Sam
    • Dates of creation: 1977 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 Mininum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again, Sam" about building components from secondary use.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper mounted on paper; typescript on paper mounted on paper; ink on paper mounted on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 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:

    • Final and published version of this dummy are catalogued as ARCH252788, ARCH253670 and ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-22

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273014
    • Title: Pages for the dummy of the Mininum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again
    • Dates of creation: 1977 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 pages for the dummy of the Mininum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again, Sam" with photographs and schemes.

    Quantity / Object type:

    17 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper; gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 × 21,7 cm (11 × 8 9/16 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 "Use it Again, Sam" is catalogued as ARCH273013.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-23

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273317
    • Title: Photographs for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1972
    • 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 "Use it Again, Sam" including a photograph of the "Summer House" project of a house built with reused bottles and a photograph of two bottles. The group also includes an eveloppe that was containing the photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 12,7 × 17,7 cm (5 × 6 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

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the "Use It Again, Sam" book are catalogued as ARCH252758, ARCH253670 et ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-13

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273318
    • Title: Photographs for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it Again
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1975
    • 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 "Use it Again, Sam", including a photograph of a fiber glass mold used for making the interlocking gallon bottles and a photograph of an gallon bottle and a gallon built-a-bottle, bottle made with reused material. The group includes also the enveloppe that was containing the photographs.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 8,1 × 12,9 cm (3 3/16 × 5 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

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the "Use It Again, Sam" book are catalogued as ARCH252758, ARCH253670 et ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-14

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273319
    • Title: Centre Publication / Photographs
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1975
    • 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 "Use it Again, Sam" including a photograph of hands holding two bottles of reused materials and a view of Middle East housing built from recycled doors, windows and other urban scrap.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper; gelatin silver print on paper mounted on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 8,5 × 12,7 cm (3 3/8 × 5 in.) sheet (largest): 21,6 × 28,2 cm (8 1/2 × 11 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

    Related units of description:

    • Copies of the "Use It Again, Sam" book are catalogued as ARCH252758, ARCH253670 et ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-15

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273329
    • Title: ALBERTA "Project / Maison Lessard"
    • Dates of creation: 1975 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 Maison Lessard project during the construction of the house, including some used for the publication "Use it Again, Sam".

    Quantity / Object type:

    72 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 9 × 12,7 cm (3 9/16 × 5 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

    Related units of description:

    • Another photograph related to this project is catalogued as ARCH273316.
    • Some of the photographs of this group were used for the publication "Use it Again, Sam" of which copies are catalogued as ARCH252788, ARCH253670 and ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-17

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273330
    • Title: BOTTLE
    • Dates of creation: 1975 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 "Use it Again, Sam" about building components made from secondary use, including photographs of bottles made from recycled materials and photographs of the fabrication process for the bottles.

    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 book "Use it Again, Sam" are catalogued as ARCH252788, ARCH253670 and ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-18

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273557
    • Title: Use it Again, Sam
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • 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 "Use it Again, Sam" about building components from secondary use.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper mounted on paper; electrophotographic print 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 "Use it Again, Sam" are catalogued as ARCH252788 and ARCH253670 and ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-007-02

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273591
    • Title: Aluminium offset plates for the offset printing of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Use it again, Sam"
    • Dates of creation: 1975 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 "Use it again, Sam" about building components from secondary use.

    Quantity / Object type:

    73 printing plate(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on aluminium sheet

    Dimensions:

    plate: 40 × 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 "Use it Again, Sam" are catalogued as ARCH252788, ARCG253670 and ARCH273012.

    Folder Number:

    149-008-03

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253670
    • Title: Use It Again, Sam
    • Dates of creation: May 1975
    • 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 "Use It Again, Sam!" about an investigation into the re-design of consumer containers for re-use as building components untaken in 1974.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28,2 × 21,8 × 0,5 cm (11 1/8 × 8 9/16 × 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound volume of 60 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:

    • Dummies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273013 and ARCH273557.
    • Other copies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273012.
    • The printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH273591.

    Folder Number:

    149-002-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273316
    • Title: Photograph of the Maison Lessard project for the publication "Use it Again, Sam"
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1974
    • 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 × 25,5 cm (8 1/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    labelled - on the back, c.: "Finishing touches being given to the completed structure of Maison Lessard" inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in graphite, c.: "76%"

    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 "Use It Again, Sam" book are catalogued as ARCH252758, ARCH253670 et ARCH273012.
    • Other photographs related to this project are catalogued as ARCH272329.

    Folder Number:

    149-005-12

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273320
    • Title: Man holding a modified garbage bag
    • Dates of creation: 1979
    • Form: photographs

    People:

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

    Description:

    Photograph and an eveloppe that was containing the photograph.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28,2 × 21,6 cm (11 1/8 × 8 1/2 in.)

    Inscription:

    labelle - on the back, c.: "A LOW COST GARBAGE BAG SOLAR WATER HEATER"

    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:

    149-005-16

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