maybeedmonton
maybeedmonton:

“The Stanley A. Milner Library is one step closer to getting a much-needed facelift that will bring its drab exterior in line with more modern-looking buildings along Churchill Square.
The outdated-looking central library with concrete facade was constructed for Canada’s centennial in 1967, and while the building has a “solid” structure, it needs a makeover, according to Edmonton Public Library CEO Linda Cook.”
This is a bit of a shame - the building is currently so hideous in its Brutalism it’s almost amazing.

maybeedmonton:

The Stanley A. Milner Library is one step closer to getting a much-needed facelift that will bring its drab exterior in line with more modern-looking buildings along Churchill Square.

The outdated-looking central library with concrete facade was constructed for Canada’s centennial in 1967, and while the building has a “solid” structure, it needs a makeover, according to Edmonton Public Library CEO Linda Cook.”

This is a bit of a shame - the building is currently so hideous in its Brutalism it’s almost amazing.

postawesome

postawesome:

(Image from here: http://blogs.canoe.ca/hicksonsix/general/interesting-edmonton-architecture-the-quest-condo-tower/)

(image from here: http://www.edmonton-downtown.com/2009/11/omega-condos.html)

I’ve been trying to put my finger on it: what exactly is it about some of the new…

I miss this commentary

itsvondell

wnycradiolab:

ianbrooks:

Architecture of Density

Seven million people are sardine-canned into a mere 1,108 square kilometers of Hong Kong, comprised of 6,588 high rise buildings (several hundred more than in New York City). Hong Kong’s metoric development and population explosion produced these head-spinningly claustrophobic living conditions, photographed here by Michael Wolf. In each picture it’s hard to imagine that anything else exists besides these massive walls, it seems as if the architecture itself has somehow overtaken the world it springs from.

Artist: website (via: china smack / kotaku)


Extraordinary.  These look like woven fabrics, like bar graphs, like the insides of machines…