Friday, October 6, 2017

Better Living At The EX

Not all of the buildings on the Exhibition Place grounds are vintage. This is the Better Living Centre which was opened in 1962 and is one of several Modernist buildings found there. It was originally used to showcase cutting edge consumer goods during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) but like most of the other buildings on the grounds it is now used primarily as an event space.

16 comments:

Lowell said...

I like those clean, modernistic, curving lines. It's a beautiful structure.

Tom said...

...I may have seen this one when it was new.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh this couldn't be more different from the Horse Palace Pat.. I quite like the curves 😊

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful modern building. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Adam said...

It sure does look modern

Lea said...

I like the building's rounded edges
Have a great day!

Lois said...

What a contrast! This is nice, but I am a little partial to the vintage buildings.

Sharon said...

I'm not sure why but, that "House of the Future" that used to be at Disneyland years and years ago popped into my head. I guess I was expecting that futuristic devices would be on display inside.

William Kendall said...

It certainly looks a lot more contemporary.

Christine said...

As soon as I saw this building I thought you were at a church in my home town!

Revrunner said...

Vintage, to be sure.

Cloudia said...

Mid Century modern!

bill burke said...

I like it, it definitely looks futuristic from a 60s perspective.

Taken For Granted said...

This building looks like it was heavily influenced by the Prairie Style architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. But this is obviously not a Wright building.

Maria Glória said...

Muito bonito e elegante, formando juntamente com a natureza, uma bela paisagem.

Jack said...

It is a nice looking building. Too many buildings from the 1960s are Brutalist, which is my least favorite style. The architects were wise not to try to be too trendy.