Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral: CBC interview with HTA Professor Peter Coffman
One of the most iconic buildings in the world, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, was heavily damaged by fire on April 15. Peter Coffman, supervisor of the History and Theory of Architecture program, spoke to the CBC’s Robyn Bresnahan about it the day after....
Monday, April 1, 2019
Update: ‘Dis/Order in Paris,’ Winter term 2020
Update: Deposit required by 4:00 p.m., April 12 to enrol. ARTH 3701 A & B, Winter 2020 If this interests you, email: email@example.com Two courses (one Art History, one HTA) that examine the importance of order and disorder in modern art, architecture and design, taught by Profs Jill Carrick and Michael Windover. Includes 5...
Friday, February 15, 2019
RENDER – Call for Papers
The Art History Graduate Student’s Society (AHGSS) is pleased to announce the seventh edition of RENDER, a graduate journal centred around the study of art and visual culture. This year’s edition is focused on fulfilling RENDER’s mission to showcase quality graduate work of Carleton students working in the fields of the history and...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Home at Last from Venice: Ruminations of a Weary Traveller
After 12 weeks and 16 hours of travel, it is good to be back on Canadian soil. I would not have traded this incredible experience for anything and it is also great to be back in Canada. One thing that Venice lacks is open space and Canada has it in abundance. It was that...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Last Word (of 2018)
Heritage Ottawa’s exhibition of student designs for an addition to the Château Laurier was a memorable event. People came, saw, asked questions, gave their views… this is what public consultation looks like. You can read some of...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Re-Framing the Question
I’ve believed for a long time that the proposed addition to the Château Laurier was based on faulty premises that need to be re-thought. So, just what are the ‘premises’ that inform what a building might look like? First,...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time to Think Outside the Box
https://vimeo.com/301929976 Remember the first proposal for an addition to the romantic, picturesque Château Laurier? It was two boxes. Remember the second version? It was one long, low box. Remember the third? It was a long, low box...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Demolition by Neglect
You may have heard the phrase “demolition by neglect”. It’s what happens when a building’s maintenance is neglected so egregiously that it falls down on its own, or becomes a public menace that has to be removed. This is what...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Anyone who wrote to the mayor recently expressing concerns about the proposed addition to the Château Laurier received exactly the same boilerplate reply, regardless of the specific nature of their concerns. It began with a stern...