Central parking garage, former Terminal One, Pearson International
It's not Canadian Mounties with nightsticks, it's Concrete Toronto that's hitting pinkcomma hard on May 15. That's when fave Boston gallery mounts (groan) an exhibition of the Toronto's hunky Brutalism based on the book edited by Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart. They write:
The city has concrete buildings of all stripes – international landmarks, metropolitan infrastructure and even the single family home. Hundreds of these structures were built, including Viljo Revell’s groundbreaking New City Hall, John Andrew’s seminal Scarborough College and the record-smashing CN Tower. Toronto is a city cast in concrete
Celebrate all things concrete, which will melt into air after a couple Newcastles. Opening reception, Friday, 15 May 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The show runs through June 12.
If you have an affinity for drink and snacks and happen to be in the Buffalo area (which stretches from Greenland to Princeton, NJ) do drop by the Hayes Hall Lobby gallery at 11am (early, since the bars are open until 4am) at the University at Buffalo, where Michael Kubo will be heading up a panel on architecture and publishing.
The exhibition features the work
developed this semester under the Banham Fellowship through a seminar
(Publishing as Practice) on publishing as a critical form of
architectural practice, and a studio (Strategic Organizations) to
design a contemporary headquarters for the RAND Corporation, the
world's first think tank.
A panel of invited faculty will
discuss publishing and the book as a form of architectural practice;
the discussion will also serve as a public review of the final book
projects published by students in the seminar. Drinks and snacks will