Architect: Eric Parry

Take One: Colin St John Wilson, MJ Long and Eric Parry on the British Library

Take One: Colin St John Wilson, MJ Long and Eric Parry on the British Library

Take One is a collaboration between Drawing Matter and the Architects’ Lives oral history project run by National Life Stories. Each episode pairs a drawing or visual element with a short audio extract, showing the image alongside the voice of its creator or an informed commentator. The audio extracts are taken from life… Read More

Eric Parry on Informal Housing in Fars (Iran) and Kuwait, 1974

Eric Parry on Informal Housing in Fars (Iran) and Kuwait, 1974

By Eric Parry

This is another world – Yazd, a desert town really. It is troglodytic – a response to a hot, dry climate, so it is cut into the ground using mud brick, the wind catchers and domes create the silhouettes. So these pages are about the visit to Yazd – getting… Read More

Eric Parry: Iran, 1974

Eric Parry: Iran, 1974

By Eric Parry

If I now open the page – this sketchbook is different to rest because at that time, one had time. There was no planning to any of these. No A to Z or intention of a grand plan. For the months involved there is not much evidence, only a hint… Read More

Eric Parry: India, 1975

Eric Parry: India, 1975

By Eric Parry

This sketchbook results from a journey through west and northwest India focussed on the study of low-cost settlements in Bombay and Ahmedabad. It followed a seven-month period of research around nomadic environments in Iran and Kuwait. This mind- and eye-opening time was spent with colleague Andrew Thorne. Going back to… Read More