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Herzog & de Meuron reveals second Vancouver Art Gallery redesign with woven copper-effect facade

November 16, 2021 Nat Barker 0
Vancouver Art Gallery copper

Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its second redesign for a new building at the Vancouver Art Gallery after the project was pledged a nine-figure donation from a property developer. The architecture firm has revised the massing and facade of the proposed building, opting for a copper-coloured woven metal covering the wooden soffits

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Ole Scheeren’s Fifteen Fifteen skyscraper in Vancouver moves forward

October 22, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Fifteen Fifteen tower proposed for Vancouver

Büro Ole Scheeren’s residential Fifteen Fifteen skyscraper in Vancouver, which will have a distinctive form with numerous stacked boxy volumes, has taken a step closer to reality as apartment pre-sales begin. Sales will open in November 2021 for apartments in the proposed 42-storey Fifteen Fifteen residential tower at 1515 Alberni Street in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Developers Bosa Properties and

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Untitled combines clean lines and time-honoured materials in calming beachside home

October 1, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Still Life house by untitled [design agency]

Canadian design studio Untitled [design agency] has used materials that will age gracefully, such as limestone and fir woods, to create a calm ambiance within its renovation of this Vancouver home, which has been shortlisted for a Dezeen Award. The 223-square-metre duplex residence, called the Still Life house, is located in the beachside neighbourhood of

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KPF unveils Burrard Exchange in Vancouver as its first mass-timber building

September 29, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Burrard Exchange timber office tower interior

A hybrid mass-timber office building slated for Vancouver will become architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox’s first timber project, and one of the tallest of its type in North America. The Burrard Exchange will be developed as part of the Bentall Centre, a 1.5 million-square-foot (140,000-square-metre) business campus in Downtown Vancouver owned by Hudson Pacific Properties.

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Olson Kundig perches Canadian beach home on stilts among the forest

July 27, 2021 James Brillon 0

US firm Olson Kundig has raised this oceanfront home on Canada’s Vancouver Island on stilts, providing panoramic views of the surrounding forest and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The 2,500-square-foot (232-square-metre) home is located in Tofino, a remote town on the island’s west coast known for its breathtaking scenery, laid-back surfing culture, and harsh weather. A

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Leckie Studio designs penthouse inside BIG’s Vancouver skyscraper

June 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Penthouse by Leckie Studio

A rainforest-style atrium with a cedar tree lies within a two-storey unit designed by Leckie Studio, located inside the new Vancouver House tower. The penthouse is found within the sculptural, 59-storey tower that rises up from a triangular site in downtown Vancouver, near Granville Bridge. The building was designed by architecture firm BIG and was

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RSAAW adds double-height library during Vancouver home renovation

May 14, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Berkley House by RSAAW

Canadian studio RSAAW has renovated a mid-century house in Vancouver to include a double-height library, all-white interiors and a treehouse in the garden. The project, called Berkley House, is a two-storey house with a dark facade surrounded by trees in North Vancouver. Local firm RSAAW transformed the family home into a bright and airy space by

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Concrete counter curves through ShuckShuck oyster bar in Vancouver

April 14, 2021 India Block 0
ShuckShuck oyster bar by B-CA

Canadian office Batay-Csorba Architects has created a greyscale interior for the ShuckShuck oyster restaurant in Vancouver complete with a snaking concrete bar. ShuckShuck’s interior is designed to evoke the colour and texture of oyster shells, with rough pre-cast concrete surfaces and textured painted walls. Batay-Csorba Architects designed the eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown district for owners

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Qali hair salon by Studio Roslyn is “the lovechild of art deco and Cyndi Lauper”

March 24, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Qali by Studio Roslyn has a lounge

Canadian interiors office Studio Roslyn has created a Vancouver hair salon designed to invoke the mood of 1980s Miami, complete with candy-coloured furniture and nostalgic art deco features. Named Qali, the salon and hair extensions studio is located in Vancouver ‘s Chinatown neighbourhood. The open-plan salon includes a reception area, lounge and communal work table,

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Heatherwick Studio reveals visuals of skyscrapers for Vancouver

January 25, 2021 India Block 0
Skyscrapers in Vancouver by Heatherwick Studio

British architecture and design firm Heatherwick Studio has unveiled visuals of a pair of residential skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, Canada. The high-rise buildings will be located on Alberni Street in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. Renderings show two irregular-shaped towers studded with angled balconies that form a bottleneck towards the base and then open up to

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