יום שישי, 15 ביולי 2016

Quote #11 – Ralph Erskine




Erskine was a British-Swedish architect who was born February 24, 1914  
 in London and died March 16, 2005 in Ekerö.
 Ralph Erskine's efforts in Scandinavia recognized internationally and was a prominent figure in Swedish architecture during much of the 1900s. Erskine struderade at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London and came 1939 cyklandes via Denmark to Sweden with only a backpack and sleeping bag. Erskine wanted to learn more about the Swedish functionalism in design and architecture.Erskine was captured by the Swedish Society of thought and of the close relationship between architecture and social responsibility.

Erskine stayed in Sweden when World War II broke out

1939 World War II broke out and it was certainly a contributing factor to the pacifist Erskine came to stay in neutral Sweden. The same year, Ralph Erskine, his own architectural office with the name Ralph Erskine Architect and Planner. So he remained in the country and started a family. Erskine redecorating an architectural office in Themseskutan "Verona" which he had bought in 1955 and during more than twenty years sailed the entire office in the summers to Rågö untanför Nyköping. When new residential building "Villa Erskine" in Drottningholm was completed in 1963 was held where even the entire office and the sailing boat "Verona" was used more sporadically. In 1981 was awarded architect at Drottningholm up and most of the employees moved and formed the Ark-Erskine architects. In 2000 he offered his longtime colleagues John Tovatt a partnership in the firm. The joint venture was named Erskine Tovatt Architects AB. Erskine had, however, require that his name should be removed from the firm after his death; therefore called the office now Tovatt Architects and Planners in Drottningholm.

Utilized often Swedish climate in his works

As nature-loving man saw Erskine climate and nature's great impact on building design.Erskine used mainly sunlight in its creation of buildings and urban plans. Erskine overall had a great influence on the Swedish and international architecture debate.

Some selection of Ralph Erskine works

Examples of buildings that Erskine has created in Sweden's Stockholm University's buildings, hotels Borgafjäll (Dorotea) and Gyttorp in Västmanland. In Stockholm include Lida recreation area, Ekerö center and Myrstuguberget in Huddinge. In Gothenburg Erskine designed the tower Skanskaskrapan at Little Boom.
לקריאה נוספת : http://www.erskine.se/



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