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Where Architects Play

4 October 2018

MAKE Coffee + Stuff, 751 Corydon Avenue


For over a century, Winnipeggers have been escaping city life and retreating to their summer vacation homes. The practice is so wide-spread that it has become 1ngrained into the Winnipeg psyche. These cottages, cabins, and camps are more than just a second home; they act as a refuge for their inhabitants. As cottaging became increasingly popular, one could order a prefab cottage or blueprints from a catalogue, many of which were designed by an architect. Now, many of these dwellings are built by their owners, sometimes using scrap and recycled materials. This results in a structure that is both resourceful and unique to the individuality of the owner, offering a humble contrast to typical suburban homes.

Where Architects Play explores the cottage phenomenon from the perspective of the architect. A selection of cottages designed by Winnipeg architects for themselves are showcased, with examples from the 1960s to the present day.

Opening: Thursday, October 4, 2018
19:00 – 21:00

Exhibit runs: October 4 - 31, 2018
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 22:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 22:00

With support from the Manitoba Association of Architects and Canada Council for the Arts

Pictured: Cibinel Cottage, photographed by Jerry Grajewski