Architecture

Erskine, Ralph. (5 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:31:39

  • Shelf mark

    C467/08

  • Subjects

    Architecture

  • 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 5: Discussion of modern developments in office systems and shopping which cut off human communication, and comparison with everyday interactions of traditional Italian towns; remarks on Frank Gehry in this respect; discussion of new towns and social housing in Sweden and United Kingdom; remarks on the need to accommodate human fallibility in planning and design, and on the difficulty of combining teaching and architectural practice. Discussion of ideas behind the design of Ralph Erskine's [RE] Ark building, Hammersmith, especially with respect to interaction between different groups amongst the occupants; discussion of similar considerations in design of Frescati University, Stockholm.

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item