Sturdy Stone Centre in Saskatoon is a Brutalist style building completed in 1977. Floors 3 to 7 are used as a parkade, with the remainder of the building being office space. It was designed by the architecture firm of Forrester, Scott, Bowers, Cooper and Walls.

This was formerly the site of the Standard Trust Building, a seven-storey office building from1912-1913 and demolished in 1976 to make way for the Sturdy Stone Centre. Public concern raised about the demolition of that building caused the Saskatoon Heritage Society to be formed.

lapetitecole:

This is one of the most interesting photographs I’ve ever seen: Norilsk, Russia
Photo: Stepanov Slava

lapetitecole:

This is one of the most interesting photographs I’ve ever seen: Norilsk, Russia

Photo: Stepanov Slava

(Source: grofjardanhazy, via arquitecturb)

Tags: Russia

titularhumour:

A shady parkette carved out of a dead end in the Annex. (Avenue Road is right behind me.)

titularhumour:

A shady parkette carved out of a dead end in the Annex. (Avenue Road is right behind me.)

fuckyeahtoronto:

Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West, 1965

fuckyeahtoronto:

Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West, 1965

Tags: toronto sprawl

subtilitas:

Rodrigo Duque Motta, Rafael Hevia, Gabriela Manzi - Diego Portales University School of Economics, Santa Clara 2010. Via, photos (C) Fernando Guerra

fuckyeahtoronto:

looking s. from Ontario Hydro Building, University Ave., s.w. corner Orde St.; showing Elm St. in right foreground, 1944

fuckyeahtoronto:

looking s. from Ontario Hydro Building, University Ave., s.w. corner Orde St.; showing Elm St. in right foreground, 1944

Tags: toronto

photos91:

The Makedonium in Krusevo which looks like a maze! More info about this amazing building via the link.

photos91:

The Makedonium in Krusevo which looks like a maze! More info about this amazing building via the link.

papress:

Farming Cuba — A new model for cities and countries facing threats to food security brought on by the end of cheap oil

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. Citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space, on rooftops, balconies, vacant lots, and even school playgrounds. By 1998 there were more than 8,000 urban farms in Havana producing nearly half of the country’s vegetables. What began as a grassroots initiative had, in less than a decade, grown into the largest sustainable agriculture initiative ever undertaken, making Cuba the world leader in urban farming. Learn more in Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up, by Carey Clouse, available now from PAPress.

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Street Art was yesterday’s fad. It’s all about track art now.
laughingsquid:

Clever Street Art on Railroad Tracks by Bordalo II

Street Art was yesterday’s fad. It’s all about track art now.

laughingsquid:

Clever Street Art on Railroad Tracks by Bordalo II

Tags: edmonton yeg

beardbrand:

Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Amila Omerika, posted by wnderlst

beardbrand:

Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Amila Omerika, posted by wnderlst

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ryanpanos:

Residential Tower | Gigon / Guyer | Atelier Ww | Via

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ddotdc:

Image 1A Capital Transit guide map dated June 1, 1942, featuring both streetcar and bus lines. According to this map, there were 10 streetcar lines and more than 40 bus lines. The map also contains various points of interest across the city, as well as fare information: cash fares were 10 cents, tokens were 6 for 50 cents and weekly passes were sold for $1.25.

In a sidebar column on the top right, Capital Transit asks wives who do not work to avoid taking transit during rush hour, as people traveling during those hours are commuting to and from work, the majority of whom are “engaged in work contributing to our Nation’s War Effort.”

For more information, please view a full-size, searchable version of the map

Image 2: The back page of the map contains an index to the streets of Washington, DC and lists the streetcar and bus routes by street and the details of where each line goes and when they operate. 

For more information, please view a full-size, searchable version of the index.