Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Buildings

Habing LaViolette Law Offices

Address:2643 Portage Avenue
Use:retail
Original Use:office
Constructed:1971
Architects:Dwight Rupert Johnston

Design Characteristics

  • This building represents a relatively rare use of the Brutalist style for a small-scale commercial building
  • Worthy of attention in this regard are the deeply inset windows and the vertically-inscribed bare concrete walls, which call to mind the “corduroy concrete” of such Brutalist buildings as Paul Rudolph’s 1963 Yale Art and Architecture Building