Posts Tagged ‘condo’

Ecce Vancouver

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Vancouver, is that your motto? Out with the old, in with the new? Meanwhile, this questionable object will replace The Ridge Theatre, one of Vancouver’s few historic repertory cinemas: Apparently this passed a City of Vancouver design panel. Is there no end to the mediocrity of architecture in this city? Thousands of years of human activity culminate in this weak, destined-to-be-shortlived mess? Why is any developer allowed to build housing …read more

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? I realize not everyone likes …read more