Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CanStruction 2008Rub a Dub Dub
Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated
Best Use of LabelsCANs Ahoy!
Civil Engineering, University of Toronto Arc-CAN-ciel (Rainbow of Hope)
Cohos Evamy integratedesign

Canstruction is a yearly event that pits competing architectural and design agencies against one another to see who can come up with the best structure from cans, hence the name can-struction. They are usually quite impressive in person and the planning and assembly take weeks and weeks. All the cans of food are then donated to local charities or in the case of Toronto, the Daily Bread Food Bank. The competition started in 1992 in the US, and is now in 125 cities across the US and Canada.

There are some creative sculptures made, all for a good cause, if you didn't see them around the financial district in Toronto, you can check out the winners online at http://www.canstruction.org just click on your city of choice and it will take you to their webpage. For Torontonians visit http://www.canstructiontoronto.com/

Doesn't it make you want to head to Costco and buy cases and cases of tuna and make your own dolphin for your living room? Maybe that is an activity for Christmas day instead of going to the cinema.

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