Monday, April 12, 2010

Graduate House - U of Toronto

The Graduate House residence was completed in 2000 after much debate and resistance from local neighbours some of whom still complain about the look of it. Its strong deconstructionist style, and particularly the sign ending in the hanging O, forms the western entrance to the University of Toronto downtown campus. Designed by American Thom Mayne working in conjunction with TO architect Stephen Teeple, it gets a lot of attention.


Linda said...

This is probably THE most modern building I've seen. Puts ordinary skyscrapers and blocks of glass in the shade.

slippy said...

That extension reminds me of some space launch tunnel!