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(1980s to present day)

Civic Centre Library, entrance detail (D
Civic Centre Library (Deconstructivism).

Civic Centre Library

designed by ZAS Architects, 2016

(2191 Major MacKenzie Drive)

Deconstructivism is a movement of postmodern architecture which appeared in the 1980s. ... Besides fragmentation, deconstructivism often manipulates the structure's surface skin and deploys non-rectilinear shapes which appear to distort and dislocate established elements of architecture.  The finished visual appearance is characterized by unpredictability and controlled chaos. 


Wikipedia contributors, "Deconstructivism," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (accessed June 30, 2021).



The Royal Ontario Museum designed by Daniel Leibeskind in 2007 is a famous example of this style.

Photo by Sarbjit Bahga (,_Toronto.jpg)

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