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Elm Street Residence / James K.M. Cheng Architects

13:00 - 13 October, 2016
Elm Street Residence / James K.M. Cheng Architects, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +25

Pink House / Scott Posno

13:00 - 20 September, 2016
Pink House / Scott Posno, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +21

Timelapse: The Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower

16:00 - 18 September, 2016

Topping out two weeks ago, the structure of Brock Commons, currently the tallest timber structure in the world, is now complete. Measuring in at 18 stories and 174 feet (53 meters) tall, the building was completed nearly four months ahead of schedule, displaying one of the advantages of building tall buildings with wood.

2996 West 11th / Randy Bens Architect

09:00 - 13 June, 2016
2996 West 11th / Randy Bens Architect, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +18

Telus Garden / Office Of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc.

09:00 - 9 June, 2016
Telus Garden  / Office Of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc., © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Ema Peter © Andrew Latreille © Ema Peter © Andrew Latreille +26

Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower is Underway in Vancouver

16:00 - 17 May, 2016
Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower is Underway in Vancouver, Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia
Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia

Construction is underway in Vancouver for the world’s tallest timber tower by Acton Ostry Architects. The 18-story Brock Commons Student Residence at the University of British Columbia, which began construction in November 2015, will be completed in the summer of 2017. At 53 meters tall, with housing for 404 students, it will be the tallest mass wood hybrid building in the world. The structure’s two freestanding concrete cores will be completed by the end of May, after which, the erection of the mass wood structure will take place.

Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia +17

Kengo Kuma Unveils Mixed-Use Skyscraper in Vancouver

16:00 - 27 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Unveils Mixed-Use Skyscraper in Vancouver, Courtesy of v2com
Courtesy of v2com

Kengo Kuma and Associates has revealed plans for the office’s first North American skyscraper, a mixed-use luxury tower on a site adjacent to Stanley Park in Vancouver. Known as ‘Alberni by Kuma,’ the 43-story tower combines 181 residences with retail space and a restaurant in a rectilinear volume accented by "scoops" on two sides. These curvatures are the building’s most important formal attribute, while a moss garden at the tower's base is its most important spatial feature. The project is being organized by Westbank and Peterson, and is part of a group of architecturally significant projects being developed by the pair in the west coast city.

Courtesy of v2com Courtesy of v2com Courtesy of v2com Courtesy of v2com +10

New UBC Library PARC Facility / DGBK Architects

13:00 - 21 April, 2016
New UBC Library PARC Facility / DGBK Architects, © Ema Peter Photography
© Ema Peter Photography

© Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    It’s located at 6049 Nurseries Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
  • Design Team

    Robert Lange, Amy Cheung,Peter Sickert
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre / KPMB Architects + Hughes Condon Marler Architects

13:01 - 14 April, 2016
© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T, Canada
  • Architect in KPMB Architects Project team

    Shirley Blumberg (Partner-in-Charge and Design Partner), Bruno Weber (Associate-in-Charge, Construction), Andrew Dyke (Associate-in-Charge, Design), Sanaz Shirshekar (Project Architect, Design), Matt Krivosudsky (Project Architect, Contract Documents), Bryn Marler (Project Architect Contract Administration), Lily Huang, David Poloway, Marcus Colonna, Coben Christiansen, Alejandro Lopez Hernandez
  • HCMA Architecture + Design Project team

    Karen Marler (Partner-in-Charge), Daniel Philippot (Associate-in-Charge), Elena Chernyshov (Architect), Craig West (Architect), Steve DiPasquale (Intern Architect), Rachel Wilson (Technologist), Karen Nolan (Technologist), James Woodall (LEED Coordinator) Client: UBC Properties Trust
  • Area

    40000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +17

London Architectural Debate Society “Turncoats” Goes Global

12:00 - 12 March, 2016
London Architectural Debate Society “Turncoats” Goes Global, The Burning Envelope - The Universal Emblem of the Turncoats. Image Courtesy of Turncoats
The Burning Envelope - The Universal Emblem of the Turncoats. Image Courtesy of Turncoats

Turncoats, the irreverent architectural debate society from London, is launching an international series, starting chapters in Canada, Scotland, Serbia and the US. Originally created by Phineas Harper, Maria Smith and Robert Mull, Turncoats has “electrified London’s architectural scene” since its inception.

Combining architectural debate with unique settings, alcohol, and an absence of recordings or wireless devices, Turncoats has gathered significant attention, their signature flaming envelope emblem appearing on lapels across the city, and soon all over the world.

GBL Architects' 8X Tower Approved to be Built in Vancouver

08:00 - 11 March, 2016
GBL Architects' 8X Tower Approved to be Built in Vancouver, Courtesy of Beauty & The Bit
Courtesy of Beauty & The Bit

GBL Architects' 8X Tower in Vancouver has won approval to be built, with construction set to begin in the fall. The site is located at the western corner of Richards and Helmcken Street in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighborhood. The building’s conceptual design combines the context of three surrounding areas: Emery Barnes Park, which flanks the western edge of the site; the grid of the nearby streets; and the Yaletown skyline which displays a wide range of architectural styles.

Vancouver to Buy Old Rail Corridor for Future Public Greenway

12:00 - 9 March, 2016
Vancouver to Buy Old Rail Corridor for Future Public Greenway, © City of Vancouver
© City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has agreed to purchase the Arbutus Corridor from Canadian Pacific Railway for $55 million to make way for a future public greenway. According to a report by CBC, this ends a long-standing dispute between the city and CP Rail over the worth of the nine kilometer stretch of land, which hasn't been used for nearly 15 years.

AIPH International Green City Conference

18:00 - 2 March, 2016
AIPH International Green City Conference

AIPH and Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) invites all those with an interest in making our cities healthier and happier to join them in Vancouver, Canada on 16-18 March 2016 for the AIPH International Green City Conference, sponsored by TD Canada. The event will be held in conjunction with the AIPH Spring Meetings, the ELCA Board Meetings and the Landscape Canada Summit. The conference will give delegates a chance to see innovations in urban green infrastructure and planning on a global scale. 

Osteria Savio Volpe / Ste Marie Art Design

11:00 - 10 February, 2016
Osteria Savio Volpe / Ste Marie Art Design, © Knauf and Brown
© Knauf and Brown

© Knauf and Brown © Knauf and Brown © Knauf and Brown +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3K5, Canada
  • Principal

    Craig Stanghetta
  • Partners

    Paul Grunberg and chef Mark Perrier
  • Area

    2450.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Exhibition: Dutch Design Supermodels

17:11 - 6 December, 2015
Exhibition: Dutch Design Supermodels

Dudoc (Dutch Urban Design Centre) Vancouver in co-operation with the Consulate General of the Netherlands is excited to present the Dutch Design Supermodels travelling exhibit that showcases the ingenuity of design and architecture from the Netherlands. View 3-D printed scale models of a century’s worth of iconic buildings & chairs designed by great Dutch architects.

UBC Bookstore / office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers

17:00 - 26 October, 2015
UBC Bookstore / office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers, © Ed White
© Ed White

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +24

St. Georges / Randy Bens Architect

13:00 - 6 October, 2015
St. Georges / Randy Bens Architect, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +15

Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Vancouver Art Gallery

12:10 - 30 September, 2015
Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Vancouver Art Gallery, View across Queen Elizabeth Plaza. Image © Herzog & de Meuron
View across Queen Elizabeth Plaza. Image © Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled plans for a new Vancouver Art Gallery. Aiming to become a "vibrant new cultural destination" that utilizes the last vacant lot in the City's downtown, the new 230-foot-tall facility will serve the Gallery's expanding collection, featuring work from local and international contemporary artists. 

Designed as a stacked wooden structure whose bulk is lifted high above the street, the building is comprised of seven public levels that offer a range of uniquely sized galleries. Setbacks and overhangs respond directly to the context, framing views of the city and North Shore Mountains, while allowing light to filter down to the open-air courtyard below.