Why Ottawa Past & Present?
A few decades ago, Ottawa was drastically different: Sparks Street was thriving, people were actually living downtown and at LeBreton Flats and a train could bring you to the heart of the city. The narrow and institutionalized vision of bureaucrats, the rapid expansion of car use, and a generalized neglect of architectural heritage changed the urban fabric of the Capital.
The Gréber Plan and the NCC transformed Ottawa for the worse.
One building at a time.
We promote intensification and discourage sprawl. We are not against tall buildings, but we have a lot to say about bad design.
We have designed a few poster related to Ottawa (and some about Montreal & Quebec City). We started to do silkscreening at home and this is the end result.
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Dey's Arena on Laurier Avenue
The landscape around Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa considerably changed since 100 years.The north side (right side) of Laurier Avenue (formely Maria Street) was demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.The only element still standing today is the First...>> View Comparison
Elgin Street Public School
The Elgin Street Public School at the corner of Gilmour Street in Ottawa has considerably changed.On top of the main door, a sign said: 1840 Public School....>> View Comparison