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The Arctic Town

 

c. 1973

 

The new Resolute Bay Town designed

by Ralph Erskine

(1914-2015)

 

 

 

 

"Ralph Erskine" excerpt,

by Michael Blackwood Production

 

Ralph Erskine,

by D. Mossman, C. Rowan, V. Peacock, H. Welch

 

Ralph Erskine: Architects on Architecture

"It's a matter of some concern that the architecture that seems to interest us a good deal doesn't seem to me to be involved in people'. Ralph Erskine discusses his recent work, including the redevelopment of the Byker area of Newcastle. For most of his career Erskine was based in Sweden where he designed numerous office buildings and housing developments. Concerned that the expression of buildings should engage the general public interest, generate a sense of ownership, and appeal to genuine participation, Erskine's philosophy of work accommodates the climate and the context together with the social and humanistic needs of people." AA School of Architecture

 

Erskine

 

Ralph Erskine 2014

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Peter Collymore: "The Architecture of Ralph Erskine", Academy Edition, 1994.

First published in 1981, this edition has been extensively updated and expanded. It features many new projects and includes over 140 new projects, 60 of which are complete, including: Clare College, Cambridge (new housing, 1968); the Ark, Hammersmith (offices, 1990); Byker Housing, Newcastle (1968-82) and new projects in Italy and the Netherlands. Much of Erskine's work has taken place in Scandinavia where his office in Drottningholm, Stockholm, is famous for unconventional methods of work. He is known for his ecological projects, which range from Scandinavia to Arctic Canada.

 

  • Peter Collymore: "Ralph Erskine", Spanish Edition, Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2001.

 

  • Peter Collymore: Ralph Erskine Planen Mit Dem Bewohner", German Edition.

 

  • Mats Egelius: Ralph Erskine, architect", Coronet Books, 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is online since the 18th of May, 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism; later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect very important contribution to the realisation of this website, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Fracalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, all the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, and last but not least the kind Staff of 1&1. M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

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