HANGING ON BY A REBAR

63 Belshaw Place

Regent Park South, one of the five fourteen story Maisonette Towers, by Peter Dickinson is almost demolished.

Appropriating ideas from Le Corbusier’s Unite d’habitation in Marseilles, Dickinson , then with Page and  Steele Architects won the Massey Silver Medal in 1958 for these towers. His design fulfilled the Corbusian ideal of  modernist towers in a park like setting.

The document of this spectacle captures the strength of the structure as it is torn apart.

Advertisements
Gallery | This entry was posted in Toronto, Architecture, Modernism, Design, Photography. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s