You are mental! The OCAD building is completely hideous. I mean, it's not the worst concept in the world, but the colours. People are trying to make art in there but their poor little artist eyes are watering. And the bloody think looks like it's going to topple over.
Okay, rant done. I love the kittycats. They look like they're really getting along.
think=thing, and I'm actually not drunk.
Me neither. Christ, it's been a whole week now and I'm really not missing it. This is kind of cool ...
Granted, I have never been inside, so have no opinion as to how it works as a functioning building. As a work of artitechturetm though, I really do love it.
Look, you're walking along, minding your own business among the the old houses, maybe noticing the uninteresting architecture that is the Art Gallery of Ontario, or the dated Village by the Grange, and suddenly - wham! - this marvellous, playful ... thing leaps out at you, without being ostentatious about it.
Despite its arguably garish exterior, it manages to blend into its surroundings, manages to be bright and flashy without being tacky.
20 years from now, you'll agree with me - it's a masterpiece.
I love the OCAD building, slap some "Crayola" stickers on those giant colourful things holding it up and they'd be giant crayons. However, I don't like the graduate building for U of T. It's that giant brown thing. It looks terible from the exterior but the inside is sort of nice... It doesn't quite make up for it though.
Have a good night, my aspiring photographer :)
...that really is a wicked picture of my (our) cats, by the way....
Do you mean Fort Grad with the big O? That really looks like it's going to fall off and cause a fatal traffic accident.
big O? I don't think so, Im talking about the one near spadina and college-ish.
That's the one. It's supposed to say University of Toronto but the O is the only letter that's really visible. And it hangs right over Spadina.
Ohhh! Right on. Yeah, -that- is fucking ugly. I swear architects just make a point to spend as much money as possible and create something to piss people off....
...hell, that's what I'd do as an architect.
Have a good night :)
Jeez, you people.
It's at College and Harbord. The "O" hangs over Harbord.
But yes, it's a hideous building - one can't help but wonder if bribery and/or nepotism(1) was involved in the decision to build it, rather than soak the blueprints in oil and set them afire, as should have been done - and would have, if we lived in a world not entirely bereft of Justice.
(1) For the lawyers: that was sarcasm. I am not implying in any way shape or form that I really believe that structure was erected due to bribery or nepotism, as I have only the building itself as evidence for the idea. Most likely, stupidity alone will suffice to explain it.
Err ... SPADINA and Harbord.
(What a fuckwit.)
Yes, they seem to have grown more than accustomed to one another. It's nice.
I love the photo of Queen & Spadina withthe red station wagon! Woot.
Ummm....Geoffrey? Your cats are stoners. Just though I'd let you know.
They do look content, don't they?
(Thanks about the photo, by the way.)
*gives the kitties squishy hugs*
I..I.. I just don't get that building. I mean, I'm all for standing out and being creative.. but it looks like something out of the 70s, honestly.. and we all know how much bad architecture the 1970s created. (take a walk around Ryerson's campus to see what I mean).
I disagree (that it looks like something out of the 70s). Maybe it looks like something people imagined during the 70s, but I, at least, have never seen anything quite like it. And I don't see any resemblance at all to Ryerson's campus.
Like it or not, though, you have to admit that it gets people talking and thinking about architecture like few other structures in this town - which in itself is kind of a good thing.