Ravi Shanghavi Ottawa Architecture

A blog by Ravi Shanghavi dedicated to architecture in Ottawa

3 Striking Public Buildings in Ottawa

1. Canadian War Museum The national museum of military history was relocated to its current site in the 1990s, opening on the 8th of May 2005: the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The design is striking. The concrete walls and roof somewhat resemble a bunker, and the moss and grass-covered top hint to themes of regeneration and renewal. The prominent fin that emanates from the east.. Read More

2 Modern Architecture Curiosities in Ontario

1. The Architect’s Studio Shed This one can be found in Toronto, and belongs to the founder of architecture firm Six Four Five. Perhaps ‘shed’ is a bit of an understatement, as the timber husk conceals a fully-functioning workspace that lies within. And, the timber really is stunning; as is the minimalist birch plywood finish. Take a look for yourself…     2. Monochrome Ski Lodge   This curious structure.. Read More

Modern Home Architecture in Ottawa

Here are a couple of beautiful modern homes in Ottawa… Dunrobin Shores This beautiful modern home was designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect, and completed in 2014. A continuous wall of glass spans the dining, kitchen, and living spaces offering a full panorama of the river and hills. The interior is defined by a combination of natural and industrial materials, such as bamboo stair treads and polished concrete floors. Glebe Residence.. Read More

Architecture I Like #1

Ravi Shanghavi, Ottawa, here. I’m going to start sharing some examples of intriguing architecture, from around the world. I’ll try to make it interesting, however I’ll usually let the photographs/designs speak for themselves (at bottom of post!) in the main. This week’s development is designed by I/O Architects, and is situated in¬†Bulgaria,¬†and is crafted from local stone – the exterior is quite striking. The ‘slight slope’ of the building utilises.. Read More