Friday, January 06, 2006

On the Metroblog

I wrote a post for the Metroblog a couple days ago about a new building in downtown Montreal. Here's the link.


Unknown said...

I don't see it as that literal of a comparison. Have you seen it in person? I'm guilty of reporting on it without critically looking at it in person.

I wonder if Lamar Burton spent his day acting with the smell of a little girls head following him around.

Unknown said...

Umm... Wait til you see the next post. I'd be very interested to hear your honest opinion on that. Disregard my pride, I've heard greatly varying opinions.

I'm a fan of the new modern or as Wikipedia calls it critical regionalism. At least when it is done correctly and in correct relation to it's context. Many times it is very subjective whether a building is in harmony with the surroundings. The pyramid at the Louvre is an excellent example. Some people thinks it works great, others think it's a 'scar on the face of Paris'.