After World War II, concrete became increasingly popular as a building medium around the world. Brutalism, the fashion for plain, heavy design, reigned.Toronto was particularly affected. The city has concrete buildings of all stripes international landmarks, metropolitan infrastructure and even the single family home. Hundreds of these structures were built, including Viljo Revells groundbreaking New City Hall, John Andrews seminal Scarborough College and the record-smashing CN Tower. Toronto is a city cast in concrete.However, as architectural fashion has shifted from postmodernism to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete structures have been ignored, misunderstood and, in some cases, demolished.Concrete Toronto acts as a guide to the citys extensive concrete heritage. A diverse group of experts has been assembled to re-examine the uniqueness and value of these buildings. Included are the insights of many of the original concrete architects, university faculty, local practitioners, journalists and industry experts. Together they explore the past and future of Torontos concrete buildings.Included is a wealth of new and archival photos, drawings, interviews, articles, as well as case studies of Torontos major concrete architecture.The design of concrete furniture is similar to ... Edition, Canadian Portland Cement Association Specification 03310 Architectural Concrete, Blackwell Bowick Partnship Limited Wood Design Manual 2005, Canadian Wood Council Fig. 47.
|Author||:||Michael McClelland, Graeme Stewart|
|Publisher||:||Coach House Books - 2013-09-27|