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Vancouver: The Latest Architecture and News

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins&Will

© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux© Nic Lehoux+ 31

  • Architects: Perkins&Will
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  19483
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: StructureCraft, Bentley, Retroplate, Selux, Soprema, +12

Heatherwick Studio Unveils Pair of Curvaceous Towers for Vancouver

Heatherwick Studio has shared plans for a pair of residential towers in Vancouver, Canada. The "curvaceous" skyscrapers were designed for Kingswood Properties and Bosa Properties in the city's West End neighborhood. Inspired by tree-like forms, the towers aspire to create a "new level of global design excellence" that emerges from a ground level plaza. The two towers would rise between 30 and 34 stories tall in height, and would feature views across the city and Vancouver Harbor.

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Northwest Native: Homes of the Salish Sea

The Pacific Northwest is synonymous with rainy mountains, expansive coastlines and dense forests. Known for its majestic landscapes, the region has innate connections to the waterfront. Over time, these channels were referred to as the Salish Sea. Encompassing the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound, the intricate network of bays and inlets is bounded by British Columbia and Washington. Dotted with a number of major port cities, including Bellingham, Vancouver, and Seattle, the Salish Sea has also been home to many indigenous peoples.

© Andrew Pogue© Tim Bies© Kevin Scott© Kevin Scott+ 11

Eagle Rock House / Part Office

© Naho Kubota© Naho Kubota© Naho Kubota© Naho Kubota+ 19

Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: Part Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2185 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Collingwood House / Bla Design Group + Campos Studio

© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille© Andrew Latreille+ 25

Vancouver, Canada

AMS Nest / DIALOG + B+H Architects

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

Vancouver, Canada
  • Architects: B+H Architects, DIALOG
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  11700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: TAKTL

KPF Receives City Council Approval for 601 West Pender Street in Vancouver, Canada

The KPF-Designed 601 West Pender Street was granted approval by the Vancouver City Council. Located next to the city’s historic Rogers Building, the project generates an urban oasis within the city, replacing a six-story parking structure in the Central Business District.

Laneway House / Alex Glegg Design

© Christopher Rollett© Christopher Rollett© Christopher Rollett© Christopher Rollett+ 20

Vancouver, Canada
  • Architects: Alex Glegg Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Lindab, Accurate Roofing, EuropeanTouch Hardwood, Four Seasons Sunrooms, +2

Morphosis to Design Lululemon's Global Headquarters in Vancouver

Morphosis will design a new high-tech global headquarters for lululemon in Vancouver, Canada. Working with Francl Architecture and Clive Wilkinson Architects, the team will create the main office to serve as an extension of the core values of the brand itself. The design for the 13-story headquarters is made to create strong connections between the building and its site, landscape, and community, with exterior and interior spaces that encourage collaboration and innovation.

Squamish Nation Unveils 11 Residential Towers for Vancouver

Revery Architecture has designed a new development of 11 residential towers for the Squamish First Nation in Vancouver, Canada. Working with developer Westbank, the $3-billion project would transform the city’s Kitsilano neighborhood on the reserve lands at Sen̓áḵw. The project will be Canada’s largest development on First Nations land.

World's Tallest Passive House Skyscraper Designed for Vancouver

Canadian company Henson Developments has released plans to build the world's tallest passive house in Vancouver's West End neighborhood. The 60-story project and rezoning application is being reviewed by the City of Vancouver before it goes to city council for a public hearing. Aiming to earn Passive House certification, the tower was formed to break away from traditional Passive House design approaches.

Step House / Measured Architecture

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

Vancouver, Canada

Henriquez Partners Designs Tapered Towers for Vancouver

Canadian architecture practice Henriquez Partners has designed a series of ten towers for a new suburban development in Vancouver. The mixed-use project was made for developer Westbank to create a new 4.5 million-square-foot residential community for the city. Dubbed Oakridge, the towers will include housing, office and retail as a contemporary architecture for the Pacific Northwest.

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The Duke Housing / Acton Ostry Architects

© Michael Elkan© Michael Elkan© Michael Elkan© Michael Elkan+ 23

Vancouver, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15263
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Tremco, Basalite, Lafarge Holcim, Concorde Glazing Systems, Fero, +2

Missing Middle Infill Housing / Haeccity Studio Architecture

© Sama Jim Canzian© Sama Jim Canzian© Sama Jim Canzian© Sama Jim Canzian+ 19

Vancouver, Canada

Perkins + Will Design the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper for Vancouver

Perkins + Will have revealed a new design for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Vancouver. Called Canada Earth Tower, the mass timber project is designed along the city’s Central Broadway corridor. Bruce Langereis, president of Delta Land Development, unveiled the company’s proposal to transform a 1.3-acre lot at 1745 West 8th Avenue with a project that could rise up to 40 floors. Canada Earth Tower aims to become a new precedent and benchmark for green building construction.

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Yew House / Campos Studio + Tom Chung Studio

© Conrad Brown© Conrad Brown© Conrad Brown© Andrew Latreille+ 17

Vancouver, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2400 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Nemetschek