Posts Tagged ‘hell in a handbasket’

They can’t seriously be closing Vancouver’s geodesic dome

Friday, November 27th, 2009

City of Vancouver, why not just demolish the Planetarium, too, and all our other iconic, distinctive buildings while you’re at it? Do we even deserve architecture in this town? See news story here. In short, last night it was decided in a 4-3 vote amidst raucous public opposition that the dome should be closed.

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Rio Vista, California, sans rio or vista

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Rio Vista housing development, California. From

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

You could almost call these buildings archeotecture, or perhaps archeolitecture, because though all three were built recently, they look and feel profoundly archeological. All of them have the mute, mysterious quality of monumental ancient ruins and they produce – for me, anyway – that weird, quiet, prickling-the-back-of-the-neck sensation you sometimes get when viewing something impossibly old. 

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Canadian Coconut chair, the election, and Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

“Electoral reform.” That’s our comment on yesterday’s Canadian federal election. On this dark day in Canadian politics, when a majority of Canadians couldn’t put a stop to the tyranny of a minority, here’s a nice photo of a famous piece of Canadian design. This is the Donahue Chair, shown here in the house of Suzanne Dimma, the new editor of Canadian House & Home magazine.

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