Pioneer of computer-aided architecture

Canadian Museum of Civilization

049-365 Canadian Museum Of Civilization

St Mary's Catholic Church, Red Deer Alberta #1

THE GLASS TIPI

National Museum of the American Indian_1

Distinctive Architecture, St. Albert Place, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

In 1968, the opening of St. Mary’s Church, Red Deer, Alberta, initiated the early beginning of projects designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal that used the assistance of computer technology to bring organically shaped concepts into structurally sound constructions. Curved and flowing forms have become his signature style, and you’ll most notably find them in the exteriors of the National Museum of the American Indian and Canadian Museum of Civilization.

See more photos of Cardinal’s works in the Flowing Architecture gallery.

Photos from Eunice Gibb, bcymet, benlarhome, Joan-Marie E, bbmcder94, and Bencito the Traveller.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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