Erskine, Ralph. (11 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 11: Description of ER's plan for Byker and location of shops and other facilities; opening of project office in Byker; provision of play facilities and planting; obtaining finance for the Wall; remarks on variety of skills required in architecture; description of ventilation, interior decoration, acoustic and climatic qualities of the Wall; description of some residents' responses to living there; use of colour in the scheme. Description of housing scheme at Tappstrom, using concrete panels of varying patterns, some colour, various patterns of tiles, and accommodation for birds.

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