Ralph Erskine approaches his work with care, delicacy and a love that radiates through his designs. Both passionate and thoughtful, Erskine's architecture shows a dedicated knowledge of the areas where his works are constructed. While born in London, Erskine found himself working mainly out of Sweden, becoming attached to both the country itself and the influence the area had on his career. Erskine demonstrates his deep understanding of the country by factoring elements such as climate and economy into his designs. He explains to us his desire to create in both an aesthetically unique and functionally sound manner, noting the importance of becoming familiar with the space one is working with. Inspired by his own personal experiences with the nature and culture of Sweden, Erskine observed what the country needed both practically and visually. The results of this focused attention present themselves in the form of Erskine's many community housing projects, university buildings and work ...
Michael Blackwood Productions
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When I designed these balconies, I thought of my experiences when I travel in the mountains in the winter. And you're out in the wind, and it's cold and you want to stop and drink coffee, eat lunch, and you look for a snowdrift, and it's turned toward the south and you're protected against the wind. And you go down there and you can take off your outer clothes, you can even take off your shirt, and you enjoy the pleasure of the warmth and so on. Now every huntsman in the mountains, and every ...