Comment 2886

By highwater (registered) | Posted January 10, 2007 at 15:51:22

Ted,

I don't think Trevor was suggesting that the HCC is Brutalist, rather that it is Post-Modernist with a distressing Brutalist 'blank wall' hangover. Also, I'm a bit confused about your reference to the GO station. It sounded like you were referring to it as Brutalist, but I'm sure you know that it comes from the earlier, Art Deco/Art Moderne period.

Ryan, "cartoonalism" is a very apt description for Post-Modernism- a perfect architectural style for the '80's which has left a blight of Disneyfied public and commercial architecture across North America. It was all supposed to be very ironic and self-referential, but out of it's narrow '80's context, just ended up looking fake. Good riddance.

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