Uno Prii designed apartments on Jane Street, near Finch Avenue West, 1966
Wednesday’s Design Forum focused on the high-rise apartments designed by Uno Prii. Graeme Stewart, co-editor of Concrete Toronto, argued that Prii deserves to be in the same pantheon as Peter Dickinson and John Andrews. Philip Evans presented a compelling case that Prii buildings, while beautiful, are some of the least energy efficient buildings constructed in the 1960s.
E.R.A. Architects, along with Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, and Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd., were invited by Harbourfront Centre to create installations in response to the idea of building on history.
E.R.A. Architects’ installation Found Toronto can now be viewed until June 14th, 2009 at Harbourfront Centre’s architecture gallery in the exhibition titled, Building on History.
The installation is part of an ongoing project by our firm to identify the city’s oldest buildings. If you have visited the exhibition and would like to contribute information on the buildings presented or on other buildings and spaces connected to the 1858 Boulton Atlas of Toronto, please leave us your comments below.
ERA Architects along with Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects and Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd. were invited by Harbourfront Centre to create installations in response to the idea of building on history. ERA Architects’ installation Found Toronto will be presented at Harbourfront Centre’s architecture gallery for the exhibition, Building on History.
This exhibition will also feature a selection of work from the photographic series Elegy for a Stolen Land by Peter Sibbald in response to his own reflections and questions posed by this idea.
Friday, January 23, 2009 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
The exhibition runs from January 23rd to June 14th. More information can be found here:
Harbourfront Centre | Architecture Winter 2009
Photo by Chris McKie
Edwin Rowse and Jeff Hayes have been quoted
in the following Globe and Mail article: Industrial chic
Please follow the link below:
Industrial Chic – The Globe and Mail
Written by Kathy Flaxman