Housing development project in Sichuan
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  • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

Housing development project in Sichuan



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • approx. 489 photographic material (including approx. 196 slides)
    0.42 l.m. of textual records
    196 drawings (including 103 reprographic copies)
    2 books
    3 panels
Scope and content:
This project series documents Minimum Cost Housing Group's housing development project in Sichuan, China. The project was done in collaboration with the Chongqing Institute of Architecture and Engineering between 1993 and 1995. The two main objectives were to train Chongqing staff to develope a new use for the land and new housing planning in rural areas. The project also led to the publication "Housing a Billion," which was published in two volumes: "Housing a Billion: Volume 1- Urban Upgrading: Design Ideals for Rural China" and "Housing a Billion: Volume 2- Village Upgrading: Jianlu, China". Also includes material related to the international workshop"Rural Housing: A First Step to Market Housing" in China, to which Minimum Cost Housing Group help organized and participated to.
The material in this file was produced between 1986 and 1994. The file contains predominantly textual records documenting the collaboration between the Minimum Cost Housing Group and the Chongqing Institute of Architecture and Engineering, and also the production of the publication. The file also includes dummies, drawings, slides and other production material for the publications "Housing a Billion".
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Materiel in this project series was kept in its original order during processing.

Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Language of material:
  • English
  • Mandarin

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