Erskine, Ralph. (13 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.

  • Interviewees

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

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: Design competition for Frescati University Library (continued); description of site, planning of library, and relation to other existing buildings; remarks on designs of universities in general, and Ralph Erskine's [RE] opinion of Basil Spence's design for Sussex University. Description of RE's design for his own house in Drottningholm, 1963, including the site and history of the nearby royal palace; description of layout of rooms and construction methods, including use of Siporex; remarks on RE's financial position during building of house.

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