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|Architect||Arthur C. Erickson||
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|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia map|
|Building Type||Provincial government center, courthouse|
|Construction System||reinforced concrete, space frame|
|Notes||Overarching space frame roof, roof garden with ponds and waterfalls, grand stair with integral ramp.|
|Discussion||Robson Square Commentary
"A 3-block long complex whose concrete construction and geometric lines are softened by lots of plantingseven on roofsplus a pool, waterfalls, and intricate patterns of stairs and ramps. Included are a 7-story Law Courts Building with a tilted glass roof and exposed structural framing, a lower-rise government office building, an indoor mall, outdoor plazas, and an old courthouse transformed into the Vancouver Art Gallery."
from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. p27.
Sources on Robson Square
Howard Davis. Slides from photographer's collection. DIL PCD.2260.1012.0405.070.
Arthur Erickson. The Architecture of Arthur Erickson. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. ISBN 0-06-432978-X. LC 88-45161. NA749.E74A4 1988. plan, p120. section, p117. section, p120.
Arthur Erickson. Photos from the architect's collection. DIL PCD.2286.1012.0904.003. DIL PCD.2286.1012.0904.002. DIL PCD.2286.1012.0904.001.
William S. Saunders. Modern ArchitecturePhotographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1990. discussion, p206. aerial view photo, p 176. interior photo, under space frame, p177. A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography. Available at Amazon.com
Leon Whiteson. Modern Canadian Architecture. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers Ltd., 1983. NA 745.W46 1983. ISBN 0-88830-248-7. roof plan, p39. plan, p39.
Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989. ISBN 0-422-29190-6. LC 89-5320. NA703.W75 1989. discussion, p27.
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