17 March 2008

Pretty Organic for Brick

The organic forms of both these projects (Canadian Museum of Civilization, top and St. Mary's Church, bottom) by Douglas Cardinal Architect both make wonderful use of a modular building material like brick. While many people don't expect such sensual curves to be created with bricks, DCA proves adept at pushing the usual material expectations while designing monumental structures. In practice since the 60s, this Canadian firm has got a bit of a mod look to it... and I really like it!


Josh said...

Check out Office dA's brick and masonry work.

Bradley said...

Reminds me a lot of the National Museum of the American Indian by GBQC Architects.

rnork said...

Two other unique buildings Douglas Cardinal designed are the Space Sciences Center of Edmonton and city hall of the beautiful city of St. Albert, Alberta.