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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

The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

09:30 - 3 July, 2017
The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

As anyone who has recently attempted apartment-hunting in a major urban area will know, reasonably-priced housing can be difficult to come by for many and salaries don’t always seem to match the cost of living. This gap is contributing to housing crises in developed and developing countries worldwide. People are simply being priced out of cities, where housing has become a commodity instead of a basic human right. Financial speculation and states’ support of financial markets in a way that makes housing unaffordable has created an unsustainable global housing crisis. 

Earlier this year the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released for 2017, revealing that the number of “severely unaffordable” major housing markets rose from 26 to 29 this year; the problem is getting worse. The study evaluates 406 metropolitan housing markets in nine of the world's major economies and uses the “median multiple” approach to determine affordability. By dividing the median house price by the median household income of an area, this method is meant to be a summary of “middle-income housing affordability.”

C2 House / ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

09:00 - 14 June, 2017

© Pato Safko © Pato Safko © Pato Safko © Pato Safko + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Slovakia
  • Lead Architects

    Andrea Ambrovicova Mikulajova, Juraj Mikulaj
  • Structural Engineer

    Jozef Baran
  • Area

    447.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Elevate / DBR | Design Build Research

09:00 - 4 June, 2017
© 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 0C3, Canada
  • Area

    807.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Shigeru Ban Architects Reveals Designs for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver

12:00 - 2 June, 2017
Shigeru Ban Architects Reveals Designs for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver, Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving
Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving

The design of the world’s tallest hybrid timber building, by Shigeru Ban Architects, has been revealed by Vancouver-based developer PortLiving. Named “Terrace House,” the project will be located in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood, adjacent to the landmark-listed Evergreen Building, designed by late architect Arthur Erickson. The design of the “Terrace House” pays tribute to its neighbor, picking up the architectural language of triangular shapes, natural materials, and an abundance of greenery.

Terrace House (behind) with the Evergreen Building in the foreground. Image Courtesy of PortLiving Terrace House model. Image Courtesy of PortLiving Terrace House. Image Courtesy of PortLiving The adjacent Evergreen Building, designed by Arthur Erickson. Image © Flickr user jmv. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 + 5

BIG's Serpentine Pavilion to be Moved to Permanent Home in Vancouver

16:15 - 3 April, 2017
BIG's Serpentine Pavilion to be Moved to Permanent Home in Vancouver, The pavilion's new location adjacent to Shaw Tower in Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Westbank
The pavilion's new location adjacent to Shaw Tower in Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Westbank

BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion is headed to North America, with plans for stops in New York and Toronto on its way to a new permanent home in downtown Vancouver. Purchased by Canadian developer Westbank, who also sponsored the project in 2016, the pavilion will come to a rest on a site adjacent to the company’s headquarters in Shaw Tower, spitting distance from the waterfront plaza where the 2010 Olympic cauldron is located.

The pavilion's new location adjacent to Shaw Tower in Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Westbank The pavilion in its original location at Kensington Gardens. Image Courtesy of Westbank The pavilion in its original location at Kensington Gardens. Image Courtesy of Westbank The pavilion in its original location at Kensington Gardens. Image Courtesy of Westbank + 6

Marine Gateway / Perkins+Will

18:00 - 10 March, 2017
Marine Gateway / Perkins+Will, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Ed White © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille + 17