Erskine, Ralph. (8 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24

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    Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.

  • Interviewees

    Erskine, Ralph, 1914-2005 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: Remarks on faults in Le Corbusier's planning. Description of the Ark building, and the considerations involved in its design; reasons for choice of ground plan and use of materials (glass and copper), problems of glass buildings; design of internal circulation and terraces, outdoor spaces for work and leisure; acoustic qualities of building; furniture design. Discussion of way buildings determine human use of them; remarks on office building by Ralph Erskine [RE] in Malmö.

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