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Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

17 Sep 2018
University of British Columbia Gateway Student Residence
Design: Hotson Architecture & Ryder Architecture
University of British Columbia Gateway Student Residence Vancouver
image Courtesy architecture office

University of British Columbia Gateway Student Residence
The new $108m residence building will provide 1,000 beds for upper year students, and contribute to the rejuvenation of the intersection at the northwest corner of Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Boulevard that includes existing student service areas, student residences and a large mixed used academic and student housing hub.

15 Aug 2018
Saint George House
Design: Falken Reynolds Interiors and Randy Bens
Saint George House in Vancouver Saint George House in Vancouver
photograph : Ema Peter

Saint George House
Can a home feel spacious through innovative design? Vancouver Interior Design firm Falken Reynolds Interiors opens the doors to their latest modern-home interior design project, the Saint George House, which highlights innovative design strategies to create space and serenity.

31 Jul 2018
Coal Harbour Apartment
Design: Haeccity Studio Architecture
Coal Harbour Apartment in Vancouver
photograph : Andrew Latreille

Coal Harbour Apartment
This spacious apartment in downtown Vancouver’s picturesque Coal Harbour was customized to serve as a multi-generational gathering space.

11 Jul 2018
Adler University Campus
Design: PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication
Adler University Campus in Vancouver
photograph : Martin Tessler

Adler University Campus Building
Universities are becoming increasing expansive, held across multiple platforms, locations, and cities. These extensions have increased the importance of a school’s storytelling, identity, and branding.

2 Jul 2018
Aperture Housing, 5688 Willow Street
Design: Arno Matis Architecture
Aperture Housing in Vancouver
photograph : Michael Elkan

Willow Street Housing
Façade openings are programmed to provide passive shading, and act like an Aperture: opening and closing in response to the unique solar exposure of each façade. Apertures are deeper on the south elevation to provide increased sun shading, and more shallow and open to the North, to allow for additional light.

8 Jun 2018
The Dock Building

28 May 2018
Sunset House
Architects: McLeod Bovell Modern Houses
New House in West Vancouver
photos : Martin Tessler and Ema Peter

New House in West Vancouver
Located on a steep and technically challenging site in West Vancouver, the Sunset House is designed to capture immediate views of heavy marine traffic and the open sea to the west.

24 May 2018
G’day House
Architects: McLeod Bovell Modern Houses
Contemporary Vancouver Residence
photograph © Ema Peter

Contemporary Vancouver Residence
This property resuloted from a commission for an Australian ex-patriate family, who requested a home that would support a relaxed attitude toward daily life and would help them re-connect with a warm-weather lifestyle.

16 May 2018
Gulf Islands Residence
Architects: RUFproject
Gulf Islands Residence on Salt Spring Island British Columbia
photograph : Ivan Hunter

Gulf Islands Residence
The design of this Gulf Islands’ private residence responds to the Client’s brief for the creation of a ‘modern log cabin’ on a precious piece of ocean-front property.

10 Mar 2018
Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station, Richmond, BC, Canada
Architects: Assembly Architecture and S2 Architecture
Cambie Fire Hall No 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station in Richmond
photo © Sunny Jhooty

Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station
This new 2,425 sqm building provides the City of Richmond with a state-of-the-art facility for some of Canada’s bravest first responders. This health + public safety building sets a new precedent in the province by integrating fire-rescue and ambulance services into one facility in a major urban
centre.

6 Mar 2018
Swallowfield Barn, Langley, BC
Design: MOTIV Architects
Swallowfield Barn in Langley
photo © Ema Peter

Swallowfield Barn in Langley
The goal of the Swallowfield barn was to use the very process of design and construction to strengthen the bond amongst a tight-knit family and to build community within their rural neighbourhood. Designed by the architect for his parents on their farm in rural Langley, BC, Canada, known affectionately as Swallowfield, it was conceived of in two parts.

7 Dec 2017
The Exchange, 475 Howe Street
Architects: Harry Gugger Studio
The Exchange in Vancouver
photo © HarryGuggerStudio

The Exchange in Vancouver
Surrounded by water and framed by mountains, the unique urban cityscape of Vancouver’s downtown is defined by its spectacular natural setting. ‘The Exchange’ is located in the heart of this downtown area.

23 Oct 2017
Capcom’s Vancouver Headquarters
Architects: DIALOG
CapCalm Office Space
photo : Ema Peter Photography

CapCalm Office Space in Vancouver
DIALOG’s Vancouver interior design team turned video game office design on its head with Capcom’s new location for its Canadian Headquarters. Capcom wanted to relocate to a more urban, transit-oriented building that would ease employees’ commutes. DIALOG and Capcom selected a 52,000 sq. ft. of raw shell space in a new mixed-use development quietly nestled in a peaceful business park along Greater Vancouver’s Sky train line in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Sep 22, 2017
Cha Le Teahouse in Vancouver, 1207 Hamilton Street
Design: Leckie Studio Architecture + Design Inc.
Cha Le Teahouse in Vancouver
photo : Ema Peter Photography

Cha Le Teahouse in Vancouver
Cha Le Teahouse provides a modernist interpretation of the traditional Chinese tea ritual. The space is defined by a minimalist character that relies on an interplay of geometry and material uniformity. A meticulously coordinated plywood matrix operates as an ordering system for the casework and retail display – this motif is replicated throughout the space to create a sense of rhythm, depth and shadow.

Sep 6, 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building, east side of downtown
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Wilson Arts Plaza, SE entrance, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver
photo courtesy Emily Carr University

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building
This 26,700-square-metre (290,000 sf) landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone and is a catalyst for its redevelopment and connection with the city. To engage the community of this emerging cultural and academic precinct, the campus has an open and accessible design that welcomes the public into the creative processes on display.

Apr 29, 2017
Martin’s Lane Winery Building, Okanagan Valley, southern British Columbia, Canada
Design: Olson Kundig, Architects
Martin's Lane Winery in Kelowna
photo courtesy of Vik Retreats

Martin’s Lane Winery Building
Tucked into a hillside in Kelowna, British Columbia, the design of the newest winery in the von Mandl Family Estates creates an intimate relationship between the topography of the land and a new gravity-flow winery.

3 Dec 2016
Backcountry Hut, British Columbia
Architect: Leckie Studio Architecture + Design
Backcountry Hut
image Courtesy architecture office

Backcountry Hut in Vancouver
The Backcountry Hut Company has been honoured with a 2016 Canadian Architect Award of Merit. “For over 40 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage.

13 Nov 2016
Metamorphous – A Corten Steel Seawall Sculpture, BC Coastline, Vancouver
Design: Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture
Metamorphous Seawall
image Courtesy architecture office

Metamorphous Seawall on the BC Coastline
This project began with the King Tides, which struck the B.C. Coastline on December 2012. Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture was approached by a couple to provide a solution to their Vancouver property where the King Tides had carved out the entire bank, leaving the deck completely suspended.

19 Oct 2016
UYU Ice Cream Shop, Abbott Street
Design: Leckie Studio Architecture + Design
UYU Ice Cream Shop in Vancouver
photograph : Ema Peter

UYU Ice Cream Shop
UYU, translating to milk in Korean, is a soft serve ice cream parlour that uses organic milk as a base ingredient in all of its products.

30 Sep 2016
Cadence, Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC
Design: Keith Baker Design Inc.
Residence on Vancouver Island
photograph : Mia Dominguez, Artez Photography, Nanaimo, BC

New Residence on Vancouver Island
This property was designed as a series of pavilions, nestled along the sunny shoreline of Lantzville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This stunning home was an award-winner even while it was on the ‘drawing board’.

19 Aug 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Design: James K Cheng, architect
Fairmont Hotel
image from architects

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
A bold reinterpretation of luxury has arrived at Fairmont Pacific Rim –‘The Owner’s Suite Collection.’ Designed for the elite, in-the-know traveller, the new collection of 10 suites are more than a place to stay, they’re a place to be inspired by the city’s DNA with elements of fashion, art and music.

28 Apr 2016
Alberni by Kuma Tower in Vancouver, Alberni and Cardero Street
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates, architects
Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver
image from architects

Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver
Alberni by Kuma is a 43-storey residential tower at Alberni and Cardero designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for Westbank Projects Corp in Vancouver.

27 Apr 2016
TELUS Garden
Design: Henriquez Partners Architects
Telus Garden Vancouver Building
image from architects

TELUS Garden Building Vancouver

30 Sep 2015
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, architects
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum
image © Herzog & de Meuron

Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building

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