Friday, May 2, 2014

Concrete Details

Just a quick shot of one small section of the Medical Science Building at U of Toronto which was the location of yesterday's "Squares" sculpture. The facade of the whole building is covered in wonderful 3-dimensional concrete patterns that vary throughout the structure. It is a super example of Brutalist design that is friendly to the eye and really works well unlike some that are just brutal!

18 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

I have to agree with you on that one

Mike Biles said...

Hmm. Not sure about that. But it's certainly impressive.

Luis Gomez said...

I really like this one Pat. And I agree with you.

Taken For Granted said...

Certainly is a unique texture on this concrete wall. Makes for a strong photo.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! i'm guessing you don't get a lot of mold and moss growing there - that would be a lot of power-washing involved! :)

Revrunner said...

Hmm . . . brutalist architecture for a medical science building. Not the kind of combination I instinctively would have looked for. :-)

Sharon Anck said...

I can now see how yesterday's work with the squares sort of blends right in with the building. Interesting.

José Mendonça said...

Fantastic façade!

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive, I like all the different lengths and shapes!

Marleen said...

Quite unique!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Have never seen anything quite like this and I really like it. Not usually a fan of concrete buildings, but this one changes my mind!

William Kendall said...

It's quite different!

Jack said...

Wow! Simply amazing. I would love to see this in person. This might even be an example of brutalism that I like. That would be a first!

Karen said...

It's quite striking, but I can't say I like it.

Laura. M said...

Strange and both original. Great contrapicadol!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing, really! I would love to see this myself.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness Pat, just the name of the style is a little frightening :) Very unique but I think something a little softer for moi :)

Randy said...

Interesting design.