Posts Tagged ‘apartment building’

Modernist apartment building #2

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

This is part 2 in a series. It’s Lost Lagoon Terrace at 845 Chilco in Vancouver, built in 1972, another example of 1960s/70s modernist apartment architecture. The undulating patterned concrete tile extends the whole way up the front face. Whatever happened to patterned concrete, and why are the 1970s the most reviled of all decades, when the 1980s are so much more deserving of dislike?

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Modernist apartment building #1

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

This series is about a style of architecture that repelled me when I was growing up but that I now find strangely attractive. These examples of brutalist modernism are all from Vancouver, but there are equivalents all over North America. The brutalist hand-etched steel front door of this building is a classic in this style.

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