Revision 17 (Aug. 16, 2012, 5:42 p.m. by Lisa1)

Not just buildings..infrastructure, public space, landscape

Houses:

Kitchener "specials" our houses.. the phrase is taken from "Kitchener an Illustrated History",

http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringTheRegion/resources/booklistlocalhistory.pdf

and describes typical historic brick houses of good quality.

Glasgow Street bridges Waterloo and Kitchener and includes larger relatively

wealthy homes from 50s on. 

https://picasaweb.google.com/practice53/Westgate?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOXV_pzx_s6umwE&feat=directlink

Materials:

Brick: Like much of Ontario, yellow brick is popular and looks great against the

snow. We have red brick too.

Stone: Not so much

Asphalt: This is our most ubiquitous contemporary building material. I sure would

love to see an "Asphalt Index" for this town.

Colour:

So if you were looking for an "indigenous" colour for Kitchener, I would choose

this deep red, which has nothing to do with rust, or rustbelts.

 

Examples of unusual rustication..

These include a boulder look on Jubilee Drive and "sticky out" brick on Schneider.

Streetlamps:

We have a mix of urban and suburban arterial type lamps, that sometimes

result in interesting combinations where the "traditional" meets the modern.

Brutalism:

We have a few examples.

Modernism:

KWAG has a book -Images of Progress on the subject in this area http://www.abcartbookscanada.com/kwag.html

Groundscrapers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundscraper

Kitchener has some good ones they tend to be very low, maybe just one storey.

DavidJensenius: Loves the Duke Street Parking Garage as it is...

Cherie: Likes our old factories like The Hide House on Victoria Street. The Hide house is about 55 meters long.

Hide House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KenBrown!: Likes a small little office building on King East

 

Lisa1: Likes The End of the Roll (currently being unrolled) & Laurier Pool (Waterloo).

Jilianpopplon: Would like to draw our attention to the Clocktower in Victoria Park, ubiquitous logo & a monument to our heritage history...

Adam: Selects the School of Pharmacy an obvious highlight http://www.e-architect.co.uk/toronto/pharmacy_school.htm

Steve Lambert: Is "taken" by the jail

 

 

 

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