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UBC Quantum Matter Institute / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication

19:00 - 19 September, 2018
UBC Quantum Matter Institute / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication  , © Martin Tessler
© Martin Tessler

© Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    2355 E Mall, University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus, Vancouver, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

BIG's Relocated Serpentine Pavilion Nears Completion in Toronto as Landmark Tower Tops Out in Vancouver

12:00 - 3 August, 2018
BIG's Relocated Serpentine Pavilion Nears Completion in Toronto as Landmark Tower Tops Out in Vancouver, Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank
Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank

The collaboration of Bjarke Ingels Group and Westbank are celebrating two milestones in Canada, as the topping out of their innovative Vancouver House coincides with the advanced construction of their relocated Serpentine Pavilion in Toronto.

The two BIG-designed structures, located on opposite coasts, have both been recognized for their architectural innovation. The LEED-Platinum Vancouver House was awarded the World Architecture Festival’s Future Building of the Year in 2015, while the “unzipped wall” is the first Serpentine Pavilion to embark on a multi-city tour of this kind, before ultimately landing in a permanent home on the Vancouver waterfront.

Vancouver House. Image Courtesy of Westbank Vancouver House. Image Courtesy of Westbank Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank Unzipped Toronto. Image Courtesy of Westbank + 9

Cambie Apartments / Haeccity Studio Architecture

20:00 - 28 July, 2018
Cambie Apartments / Haeccity Studio Architecture, © Krista Jahnke
© Krista Jahnke

© Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke + 16

Ole Scheeren Unveils Design for High Rise 'Barclay Village' Project in Vancouver

18:05 - 10 July, 2018
Ole Scheeren Unveils Design for High Rise 'Barclay Village' Project in Vancouver, Courtesy of Ole Scheeren
Courtesy of Ole Scheeren

Buro Ole Scheeren recently revealed their design for two new towers to be built between Davie and Robson Villages in Vancouver, Canada. Named “Barclay Village,” the project combines residential units (with 30 percent of the units reserved for social housing), a variety of public amenities, and green terraces. The design was inspired by the "texture and scale of the surrounding urban fabric and folds the typologies of the two historic villages."

The Dock Building / Michael Green Architecture

13:00 - 23 June, 2018
The Dock Building / Michael Green Architecture, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

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

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture

17:00 - 30 April, 2018
Drifter Way / Stark Architecture, © Krista Jahnke
© Krista Jahnke

© Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke + 18

Aperture / Arno Matis Architecture

13:00 - 15 April, 2018
Aperture / Arno Matis Architecture, © Michael Elkan
© Michael Elkan

© Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan + 19

UBC Aquatic Centre / MJMA + Acton Ostry Architects

09:00 - 4 April, 2018
UBC Aquatic Centre / MJMA + Acton Ostry Architects, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 17

Pause / DBR | Design Build Research

15:00 - 10 January, 2018
Pause / DBR | Design Build Research, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, Canada
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Even in Wealthy Cities, Architects Must Work for Social Justice in Every Way Possible

09:30 - 29 December, 2017
Woodward's Redevelopment. Image © Bob Matheson
Woodward's Redevelopment. Image © Bob Matheson

The "about" section of Vancouver-based studio Henriquez Partners Architects' website boldly states: "We believe that architecture should be a poetic expression of social justice." While empowering communities through socially conscious design is hardly a new concept, the term "public-interest architecture" tends to call to mind images of low-budget constructions. Rarely is it employed to describe the large, mixed-use projects that have come to characterize downtown Vancouver and Gregory Henriquez's firm.

However, experimenting with different models of social regeneration through architecture is the driving principle of the studio's work. Throughout the years, Henriquez has explored concepts such as affordable ownership and dignifying design for the city's disenfranchised communities. In partnership with local real-estate development and culture company Westbank, he has built a number of projects that seek to equalize living conditions for all in one of the world's most affluent and progressive societies. Here, in an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Henriquez describes his firm's ethos, his stance on issues such as homelessness, affordable housing, and gentrification, and the lessons he's learned in over 30 years of heading Henriquez Partners Architects.

2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture

13:00 - 22 December, 2017
2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture, © Michael Elkan
© Michael Elkan

© Ed White © Michael Elkan © Leo Light Photography © Ed White + 23

The Exchange / Harry Gugger Studio

17:00 - 15 December, 2017
The Exchange / Harry Gugger Studio, Courtesy of Credit Swiss
Courtesy of Credit Swiss

Courtesy of Credit Swiss Courtesy of Credit Swiss Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio Courtesy of Credit Swiss + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Local Architect

    Iredale Architecture
  • Area

    40200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

New Renderings Reveal Interiors of Shigeru Ban-Designed World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver

14:00 - 8 December, 2017
New Renderings Reveal Interiors of Shigeru Ban-Designed World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving
Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving

A new set of renderings has been released the Shigeru Ban Architects’ Terrace House development in Vancouver, revealing the interiors of the residential building for the first time. Being developed by PortLiving, the project will utilize an innovative hybrid timer structural system. When completed, it will become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world.

Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects / PortLiving + 6

Orchard Commons, University of British Columbia / Perkins+Will

17:00 - 7 December, 2017
Orchard Commons, University of British Columbia / Perkins+Will, © Michael Elkan
© Michael Elkan

© Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    6363 Agronomy Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Derek Newby
  • Design Team

    A. Atkinson, K. Baba, A. Baldwin, N. Bellefleur, S. Bergen, K. Bremner, S. Brent, A. Chmiel, J. Deutscher, S. Diaz, D. Dove, J. Foit, B. Gasmena, H. Grusko, D. Ho, G. Lim, I. Neven, D. Newby, C. Rivard, K. Rylands, M. Soderlund, E. Wolpin
  • Area

    41620.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

A Real-Estate Development and Culture Company Has Created an Exhibition Highlighting the Need to "Fight for Beauty"

10:30 - 17 November, 2017
A Real-Estate Development and Culture Company Has Created an Exhibition Highlighting the Need to "Fight for Beauty", Courtesy of Westbank
Courtesy of Westbank

“Beauty,” as Umberto Eco tells it, “has never been absolute and immutable but has taken on different aspects depending on the historical period and the country.” So how is beauty defined today in our increasingly globalized world? Perhaps a more interesting question to ask is whether arriving at such a conclusion remains relevant to our society.

Two Sheds / Giaimo

15:00 - 23 October, 2017
Two Sheds / Giaimo, © Lori Kiessling
© Lori Kiessling

© Lori Kiessling © Lori Kiessling © Lori Kiessling © Lori Kiessling + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Joey Giaimo
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Inside Vancouver's Brock Commons, the World's Tallest Mass Timber Building

06:00 - 18 September, 2017
Inside Vancouver's Brock Commons, the World's Tallest Mass Timber Building, Courtesy of naturallywood.com
Courtesy of naturallywood.com

“Plyscraper,” “woodscraper,” call it what you will, but the timber age is upon us. Brock Commons Tallwood House, the recently completed student residence building at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, now occupies a prominent position within architecture: the tallest building with a timber structure in the world.

Courtesy of naturallywood.com Courtesy of naturallywood.com Courtesy of naturallywood.com Courtesy of naturallywood.com + 15

Bench Accounting Office Interiors / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 21 July, 2017
Bench Accounting Office Interiors / Perkins+Will, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Kim Muise © Kim Muise © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    545 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Lead Interior Designer

    Sarah Stanford
  • Design Team

    K. Baba, S. Brent, D. Dove, H. Lai, S. Stanford
  • Area

    4656.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs