ONGOING: THE BOX (DOCUMENTARY)

COMPACT LIVING IN THE 1940's

This is some images from an documentary about Erskines home, also called The Box, which we are currently working on.

The Box (Lådan) was the home of architect Ralph Erskine and his family during the 1940s. In the beginning of Erskines career the family needed to reduce their costs of living and decided to build a cabin on a minimal budget. They picked rocks from the forest, bricks from a deserted kiln and used an old iron bed as reinforcement.
The result was a small modern box with a carefully planned interior that suited both family life and architectural work. The family lived and worked on the 22 square meters for several years despite the lack of modern facilities like running water and electricity.

This cabin is a replica of the original building that was situated in Lissma south of Stockholm.

Location: Lovön, Ekerö, Sweden
Architect: Ralph Erskine, 1942