Monday, March 8, 2010

RJ Thom in Kerrisdale

Ron Thom's 1956 George Dickie Substation, in the heart of Kerrisdale.

The building, built almost entirely of brick, has two large massings separated on one side by a low concrete entrance with clear Wrightian geometry and decorative pattern. The material palette of brick and concrete is reminiscent of Thom's residential work and Massey College in Toronto.

Despite its bulk, the building feels largely invisible, probably due to the blank brick walls as well as the general air of neglect that surrounds it.

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