There are so many industrial buildings that are part of our cultural landscapes, that we ignore and eventually demolish, either consciously or by neglect. In the Netherlands, they hold adaptive reuse design competitions instead. Arons en Gelauff
I sometimes wonder how people like Catherine Nasmith keep going. She is the President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, fighting to preserve buildings around the province. Next week she is holding a
Hamilton, Ontario should be a great city; it has geography (a great location close to the border, a great big harbour that is now quite beautiful) topography (a nice "mountain" that keeps it from being boring) a major university and great transportation
So what is a City to do when the Aga Khan drops into town with $ 200 million for the Aga Kahn Museum, to be built on the site of John Parkin's classic 1965 Bata Shoe Headquarters, still full of orange Eames shell chairs and Herman Miller Desks?
If you've gotta have a traditional monster house in Vancouver, you can't let history or genius get in the way. It was Arthur Erickson's breakthrough house in 1963, a stunning multi-storey wood-and-glass house that descends in levels.
Yesterday we wrote "Nobody should be allowed to neglect a building until it falls down;. Use it or lose it." We also have complained before about demolition by neglect, and said there aughta be a law. Turns out, there is
Not every building is an architectural gem; some are background buildings and some are foreground. Preservationists usually concentrate on the foreground ones, but every building tells a story. Fans of classic American architecture, E.L. Doctorow and