Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reuse and Recycle


One of my favourite examples of recycling a building is this small structure at U of Toronto which was a nondescript 1950s office until being overhauled in 2004 by the noted Toronto firm of Moriyama and Teshima Architects. It is now the School of Continuing Studies for the university and is especially lovely in summer with the grasses blowing in front of the 2 story glass 'living room' and has a wonderful lounge and hidden garden for the part-time students to enjoy.
Unfortunately that is not my little red Porsche out front!

13 comments:

LĂșcia said...

It's a beautiful building!
You always find something red! ;-)

Sharon said...

Wow, I have to agree with you on this overhaul. This building is very attractive.
Note on your comment: I thought about the 'age' thing when I was writing the comments for my blog and then thought what the heck. :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like they did a great job of recycling this one.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Halcyon said...

I like the building and the car!

Regina K said...

Repurposed is my favorite kind of place. Reduce, reuse, recycle - wonderfully done. I like the car and it looks like it has been around for awhile also.

Jack said...

They did a good job with this building. It fits in perfectly. The building is just eye-catching enough to warrant the renovation, but still a pretty quiet neighbor for the bigger buildings nearby.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

I like the car more than the top floors of this building.
Have a nice evening!

Randy said...

What no painting! And I was all excited to see who the next artist was. I however like that redesigned the building instead of tearing it down.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It certainly has come up in the world that small building , now filled with university students. It still has that 50's look about it which I really like!

EG Wow said...

I like grasses planted in an urban setting as the soften the hardness of concrete. Hmmm. Too bad the Porsche isn't yours. :)

Mo said...

Too bad about the porsche

Dumpster Dude said...

Fabulous work by the architects who renovated the building.

JM said...

Great building! Love it.