Thursday, March 13, 2014
After viewing the Ron Thom show at the Gardiner Museum, I wandered over to Massey College at U of Toronto to see the real thing. Thom designed the college and it was built in 1963 in the "Medieval Oxbridge" style which consists of a central quadrangle from which the rest of the building spreads out. The building has lovely details and the quadrangle itself is beautiful but unfortunately there is no photography allowed inside since the college is a postgraduate residential college and is therefore considered private space. That wonderful detailed structure at the top of the building contains the dining room for which Thom designed all the furniture and had wonderful ceramic pieces created. I hope it is open one day for a public tour!
Posted by RedPat at Thursday, March 13, 2014
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It's one of those places that looks like it's hiding some hidden beauty inside and from your description it sounds like it is.
Wonderful contrasting architectural designs!
It's certainly a very solid looking structure!
Not sure I agree about the building being good looking but then go round Oxofrod and you see worse
If there's a tour during Doors OPen, you will definitely have to go and report back for us. Inquiring minds want to know!
The notion of a quadrangle coupled with a residential college might send me back to school if I were a year or two younger! :) Love the look of this place!
Don't listen to Lowell, he was born in 1880 (at least that's what he says! :-))
It's a really nice building but I don't really get the medieval Oxbrige reference. I've just googled it but to no avail. I thought Oxbridge was the contraction of Oxford and Cambridge...
It's something different, and stands out nicely.
Keep an eye out on the Doors Open listings when it comes up.
I'm always amazed that after all those years blogging, you still find many interesting things to show us everyday!
Hope you have a great dinner! :)
Love the architectural detail! I'd love to spend some time exploring inside, I'm sure it'd be fun.
I agree with Sharon. Sometimes you never know what's inside.
Very interesting building.
a rather stern exterior look, but sounds interesting inside!
Make sure that you're in line if they have an open day Pat :)
The new and the old together.
A public tour would be quite interesting but how sad you would not be allowed to take photos.
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