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.