Erskine, Ralph. (10 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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    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 10: Description of Ralph Erskine's [RE] method of collaborating with other practices, including work on Lilla Bommen, Gothenburg, 1987, for Skanska; discussion of problems of site for Lilla Bommen; work on the building with White Architects; explanation of division of responsibility in the collaboration, and RE's use of drawings and models. Description of RE's work on design of Byker Wall, Newcastle-on-Tyne; RE's early contacts with contractors and local authority in Newcastle; consultation with residents of Byker on preferences for flats or houses; remarks of sense of locality in Newcastle; organisation of movement of residents from old accommodation into new buildings.

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