Architect Bruno Freschi set to show the drawings and paintings that have driven his work

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      An upcoming show at the Waterfall Gallery offers an inside look at the inspiration that drives local architect Bruno Freschi.

      The exhibit, called Flesh and Flags, will span half a century of conceptual architectural drawings and paintings.

      Freschi is best known as chief architect for Expo 86 and designer of both the Agha Khan mosque in Burnaby and the dome we now know as Telus World of Science. He also created such iconic modern buildings as West Vancouver's Staples House while working at Erickson Massey in the mid-1960s, and radically reimagined the 500 block of Beatty Street in the early 1980s.

      The drawings reveal Freschi's questioning of space, form, and urbanism—what Freschi likes to call " the rooms in which we live." The title refers to his refrences to body images and universal graphic symbols and flag assemblages.

      Born in Trail, B.C., Freschi graduated from UBC and was dean of the school of architecture and planning at the State University of New York until 2002. 



      Janet Robb

      Jun 1, 2015 at 7:04pm

      Delighted to hear of this upcoming showing. His work is inspired and he is inspiring.