Welcome to the Canadian Architecture blog!

Welcome to the first Canadian Architecture blog brought to you by the Malcolmites! We hope this blog will encourage those interested in Canadian architecture to talk (or more specifically, type) about architecture in Canada.

Featured Building

Featured Building
William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Building Stone

Above: Sandyford Place, Hamilton, 1856-64. Photo from here.

For anyone interested in building materials, be sure to check out these articles by Gerard V. Middleton on the types of stones used in Hamilton. Middleton, a retired professor of geology, explains the different qualities of various specimens of stones and how they were used in local buildings.  A good read even if you are not familiar with the architecture of Hamilton.

Find the first part of the article here and the second part here.
Or visit http://raisethehammer.org/!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gothic Summit Update

Due to some scheduling conflicts, the Gothic Summit will not be held this year. It will be held in the spring of 2012. Details to follow.

Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Suffering for our art

Just a quick update: we just crawled out from under a church in Woodstock.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back on the blog

As I hinted the other day, we are back on the blog after a number of building visits.  Last week, we took a trip to help to round out Candace's collection of photos of buildings by Henry Langley, which took us to Brantford, Hamilton and St Catharine's with several other stops along the way.  8 churches (and even 2 houses for me!) in a day!  All of the buildings on our trip were Gothic Revival in style. Here are a couple of photos from some of our stops.
Above: St John's Anglican, Port Dalhousie by Gundry and Langley
Above: Rock Castle, Hamilton of 1848
Above: Nave pier and ceiling of William Thomas's 1840s portion of Christ Church, Hamilton

Thursday, August 11, 2011

On the road again

Well after a busy couple of months we are back with our cameras exploring Southwestern Ontario. More posts to follow, but for now here is a little appetizer from Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton.