Saturday, March 10, 2007

Architecture

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This is not my favourite example of ARCHITECTURE in the City of Toronto, but it definitely is one of the most interesting! It is the Ontario College of Art & Design. I always feel like it's going to topple over whenever I walk by.... it is pretty cool though.

This one, on the other hand, I am excited about......
It is the new Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, which is not yet completed, but should be by this June. A lot of people do not like it, but I love the juxtaposition of the new shiny glass and silver, with the old stone of the original facade. It definitely beats what used to sit there. I'm also excited about it because they will finally take the dinosaurs (among other things) out of storage and place them in their new home. The architect is Daniel Libeskind, who also designed (among other things) the new World Trade Center in New York City. If you live in Toronto, the opening will be at sundown, on June 2. They will leave the space empty of exhibits until June 10 so that the public can appreciate the architectural space on its own. BTW, admission will be free on June 2-3. I've been keeping an eye on it's development and taking pictures, so you will definitely see a blog about it when it's completed.

Happy Photohunting Folks!

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27 comments:

TNChick said...

that is one really cool museum!!

chateau said...

Wow, that's some pretty interesting architecture! It took a while for me to take it all in :D I'm sure it will provide a good attraction for your city.

ghee said...

The first pic is really interesting!
and the second?what a design!ita amazing!its almost an abstract!

looking forward to see more pics of the exhibit.They have dinosaurs?the museum seems tiny,but of course huge enough to display aome dinosaurs :)

Happy weekend,Angelo! :)

GoofyJ said...

That is really cool - how interesting. :) My photo is up

Patti said...

Dinosaurs? I guess my family will be traveling to Toronto come June! Cool pictures!

Daisy said...

I too love the combination of old and new! Great choice for today's theme!

Viamarie said...

Brilliant pic, well thought of.

Enjoy your weekend!

Caylynn said...

Very interesting examples of architecture! I hadn't realized they were building an extension onto the ROM (guess I need to do a better job at keeping up with the news from home!) Glad to hear that the dinosaurs will be coming out of storage. :) I'll have to make a point of visiting when we're posted back to Canada.

Great choices for the theme. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Amazing structure. I love the modern design. I'm sure those places are worth visiting. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your visit earlier.

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

The second picture is amazing and most interesting!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, those are a couple of the most unusual buildings I've seen today!

ribbiticus said...

wow! fabulous! i love them! mine's up, too! ;)

Amanda said...

I think those things are just absolutely amazing.

Shoshana said...

This is a really cool pictures. I enjoyed it very much

Frances said...

You know your casinos - that was the Taj - yay AC!
Your photos are fantastic - would I love to see those structures in person.
Thanks for visiting.
Frances

Laurence said...

Wow... It is amazing !!! Wow... Je n'ai pas les mots en anglais... C'est impressionnant, surprenant, original, très intéressant...
Bon week-end ! :-)

meeyauw said...

I'm looking forward to your June post. New art always incites disapproval. I remember in Connecticut when they commissioned and installed work by both Alexander Calder and Carl Andre: the uproar was stupendous! But now, 20-30 years later, they are proud to have the work installed in the city.

superkimbo said...

I love the second building too!

PowersTwinB said...

ok, this is by far the strangest architecture photo I've seen...Guess I am too old fashioned to appreciate it. I agree about walking into the Arts College...it does look like it would tip over! lol My photo is up, please come and visit

tina said...

Aww i like the second picture... sooo niceee and unique... grabe one of a kind! :P

Leah said...

juxtapostion...a new word to me...i love the sound of it.

Will visit ROM in the summer for sure.

iskoo said...

kakaiba nga ang architecture ng museum na yan, wala pa nag-attemp na gumawa ng ganyan dito sa pinas. mas maganda pa siguro ang makikita sa loob ng building na yan!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow that museum is amazing! Love'd to see the inside. Great picks for The Hunt.

Rey said...

Ever since I came upon his work in FUTURARCH magazine, I became an instant Libeskind fan. His work is like a combination of Meis Van de Rohe and Michael Graves.

nona said...

wow, futuristic Architectural design.
Ang galing naman. Are you an Archi grad? just asking :)

Carol said...

Hey there,

I'm an architecture student studying at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. I am currently completing an elective – BBSC 303 Digital Craft (check out http://www.vuw.ac.nz/architecture-onlineteaching/courses/bbsc303/ and http://digital-craft.blogspot.com/) – where we students have to build a CAD model of a daylight museum, and render the model.

I would like to model the Royal Ontario Museum extension by Daniel Libeskind. However, there is minimal information on the building for CAD modeling purposes (particularly being in New Zealand and all).

I was wondering if you knew where/how I could get some plans and sections of the building (or any other additional information)?

Cheers.

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