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Ep. 3: A field of extruded Jenga towers

Condo buildings on Charles St. E. and Macy DuBois Ln., September 20, 2016.
Condo buildings on Charles St. E. and Macy DuBois Ln., September 20, 2016.

Luke, Vass and Matt welcome their first-ever guest this week as they’re joined by Alex Josephson, one of the founders of Toronto-based architecture firm PARTISANS and the co-author of a new book called “Rise and Sprawl.”

Toronto's most eligible architect Alex Josephson, of PARTISANS.
Richard Lautens Toronto's most eligible architect Alex Josephson, of PARTISANS.

The gang asks Alex why so many condo towers in our cities are so darn ugly. In a wide-ranging discussion, he tells us how politics, outdated bylaws and a lack of vision have led to a bunch of poorly-constructed buildings that all look the same.

This post was originally published at http://www.metronews.ca/features/metropolis/2016/10/15/metropolis-podcast-matt-elliott-luke-simcoe-ep3.html on 2016-10-15T00:00:00.000Z

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