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Showing posts from January, 2013

Beaverbrook Condo

On various occasions I have posted on the Beaverbrook area of Kanata, as it has some of my favourite mid-century modern architecture. Below is a link to a post by a colleague of mine regarding a proposed condo project in the area, which has caused quite a buzz:   Feel free to comment here or there on what you think about the project.  

A snapshot in time - Campeau in the early 1970s: origins and legacy

Below are a series of floor plans which Campeau built in the early 1970s in various communities including Rothwell Village and Arlington Woods. These plans were sometimes based on earlier designs, while many of them were adapted in later years. I have included the designs from the early 1970s (always as the first plan shown), followed by the plans which they were based on and/or those which were adapted in subsequent years. Designed for a corner lot, this plan has a sprawling L-shaped layout. I am partial the the bottom elevation option - a modern interpretation of traditional design. The design was built sparingly, and I am unaware of any before/after plans for this. There are a few also built in Hunt Club Chase.  Here is an earlier version of the Rochelle from 1967. The most noticeable change in the newer plan is the addition of a powder room next to the back entry. The Windsor plan was built in various other communities, but the plan did n