The Arctic Town
The new Resolute Bay Town designed
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
Ralph Erskine 2014
- 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.