Erskine, Ralph. (9 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 9: Remarks on office buildings for Malmö and Gothenbeurg (Lilla Bommen). Description of internal arrangements for Ark building chosen by occupants (Seagram's), reason for projecting roofs and roof construction system; remarks on Swedish and Japanese uses of natural materials (wood, textiles); remarks on the work of Gunnar Asplund, and Ralph Erskine's [RE] opinion of it. Description of design of details within Ark building, and interior work by Marshall & Marshall; remark by Peter Smithson on British police stations; working drawings for Ark by Rock Townsend and Lars Wilson of Lennart Bergstrom.

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