Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Farewell Arthur Erickson, maverick Cascadian architect, designer of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Smith House (above), the less than perfectly temperature-controlled Law Courts and many others. "Native materials," "the topography of the site," "leaky," etc. I delivered copies of the Vancouver Sun to many Erickson-designed seaside homes in my youth, and still aspire to live in one, surrounded by rocks, trees, sky, ocean and gestural modernist abstractions, c. 1956 or thereabouts.

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