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    Briarcliffe

    Briarcliffe, Ottawa, ON.
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    constructed: 1961-1969
    heritage recognition:

    “The creation of the Briarcliffe Heritage Conservation District is an important milestone in heritage conservation in Canada. This unique environment, created by bold and forward- thinking architects and their clients, is well known in the Canadian architectural community as a rare, intact example of innovative mid-century planning and residential architecture that is an important part of our collective cultural heritage.  The district, characterized by the juxtaposition of uncompromisingly modernist homes and the wild Canadian landscape was at the forefront of design thinking in its time, and represents an ideal that remains current among many influential architects today.  In fact, it is not unreasonable to say that homes such as those found in Briarcliffe represent what the international architectural community thinks of when contemporary design in Canada is discussed.”

    Alan Teramura, Janine Debanné, Toon Dreessen, Robert Webster, Correspondence from Royal Architecture Institute of Canada to Ottawa Built Heritage Advisory Committee, January 15, 2013.

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    16
    March
    2013

    A lesson in zoned architectural protection from Ottawa

    Pop the cork and grab a cigar: Two weeks ago, Canada’s first protected mid-century modern neighbourhood was born. Weighing in at 23 homes on two curving streets, this bouncing architectural wonder from the 1960s, Briarcliffe, is now a Heritage Conservation District and, fittingly, it’s in our nation’s capital, Ottawa. By all accounts, it was a […]

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