Architectural Facadism

Canadian Architect recently published a thought-provoking article by Brad Done on “Architectural Facadism and Urban Intensification”.  It is an insight into the growing trends of cities like Toronto and the need to provide modern living and work spaces while protecting heritage designations.  The challenges ensue as building facades are restored while the building behind is completely rebuilt to suit modern needs.  Opponents argue that culture and vitality are lost when older buildings are transformed in this matter, and can result in negative impacts to the neighbourhood.  Read the article by clicking  HERE.

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