Sunday, July 15, 2012

Love me some Mies.

all photos by ©J. Dias

My favourite building development in Toronto is hands down the Toronto-Dominion Centre. It was designed by the great modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.  I love it when architecture (or art for that matter) can speak for itself. What we see as ordinary office buildings did not exist 100 years ago. Pioneers in modern design like Mies conceived and developed the aesthetic that we take for granted today. However I'm not sure how we went from buildings of such minimalist detail, constraint, and elegant design to many of the ugly condo developments that have been popping up all over this city of mine. C'mon already Toronto! put a little thought into it. It's time to get back to good design practice again.

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