Edmonton and the Bauhaus

Our architectural survivors embraced by show that revisits an influential design aesthetic.

by Fish Griwkowsky

September 23, 2019

The stiffly linear and utilitarian Bauhaus-inspired architecture that still stands today in Edmonton practically glows with simplicity, its confidence placed in concrete, glass and brick.

Without classical flourishes or ornamentation, these are buildings we perhaps too rarely appreciate aloud because, from their philosophical core outward, we were simply meant to use them not leer at them like garage-wall pin-ups.