Friday, July 13, 2018

A Favourite

This house located just around the corner from Casa Loma is one of my favourites of all of the houses in the city. It was designed by architect Yaivo Kapsi and finished in 1968 but unfortunately he had died before the house was completed. It is a beautiful example of Brutalist architecture with the concrete being cast-in-place in wood lined forms so that the whole structure has a fabulous texture. The back overlooks one of the nicest ravines in the city.

15 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I love it! I can see why it would be a favorite.

William Kendall said...

A very modern look, but it appeals to me.

Taken For Granted said...

I have never liked Brutalist architecture, but this house also has lines similar to Prairie style.

Tom said...

...neat, there is a Unitarian church here that was built in this style at about the same time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks strong Pat, strong enough to stand up to whatever nature brings! I can why it appeals to you. Happy weekend ✨

Andy said...

Underground parking and all. Reminds of a a very mini apartment building.

Mike said...

I think you may be seeing more concrete house in the western USA soon. As soon as the fires go out.

Karen S. said...

Nice style reminds me a bit of Frank Lloyd Wright!

bill burke said...

I agree with Karen's comment, I thought it was FLW. Nice house and a very pretty location with all those trees.

Catalyst said...

Nice windows, great view.

Kay said...

This is much more streamlined and attractive than the typical brutalist architecture I've seen. It's quite nice. I can easily see why it's a favorite.

s.c said...

A real exponent of its time. Nice too.

Agnieszka Krawczyk said...

Fabulous photo. The house is very interesting.

Jack said...

Though I am no fan of brutalism, this seems to be quite lovely. It has an Internationalist flair, like something that Walter Gropius might have done.

GreenComotion said...

A beautiful structure in a verdant setting!
Love it.
Happy WE to you.
Peace :)