Tangent-ial Vancouver-ism: Participant Talks

This Saturday, participants of the exhibition Tangent-ial Vancouver-ism (currently on in Chinatown) will participate in public talks at 2pm at the exhibit location 221A Artist Run Centre. Among participants: 

- space2place
- ph5
- Hapa Collaborative

About Tangent-ial Vancouver-ism: 
Tangential Vancouverism: Projects for Vancouver’s Urbanism explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver...
About the talks: 

Taking place on Saturday, March 24 at 2PM at 221A Artist Run Centre, the project team of local architects, landscape architects, and designers will present their urban future proposals for Vancouver. The presenters will then open for questions and discussion with the panel and public.
Intent on broadening current discourse on Vancouver, this project explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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221A Artist Run Centre
221 Georgia St E (at Main)
Vancouver, BC


The atrium emphasis

Earlier this month Canadian Wood Council announced the winners of BC Wood Works Awards. Only a few projects were from Greater Vancouver area and one of them caught my eye - Samuel Brighouse Elementary School (architects Perkins+Will ). The building garnered an award for their structural engineers, Fast+Epp :
The Engineer Award was presented to a firm that went the extra mile to prove that it is possible to use wood in order to provide public buildings that are cost effective, architecturally expressive and engaging, while adhering to a strict budget.  Fast + Epp Structural Engineers, known and respected internationally, and whose name is synonymous with innovative engineering solutions, was chosen for the award because of their innovative work on a 50,000 square foot replacement of the existing Samuel Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond, BC.

There is - of course - more going on with the school than this feature, but architecturally it is the strongest move and the strongest space in the project - the images of the ceiling are very memorable. The space feels like a nave; a singular space that helps this school stand out. 

If you'd like to read up on it and all the other features and complexities, Busby Perkins and Will have maintained a blog on the creation of the school and have many links to project write ups.

Images courtesy of Busby Perkins + Will


Telus Gardens Trailer

Video does not embed, please click here to see the video. The architects are Henriquez Partners

From the Province:
At 53 storeys high, the new residential condo tower that’s part of Telus’s redevelopment of a downtown city block will be the city’s second-tallest building, and it’s being built in an area the city zoned off limits to residential construction.
Rezoning for the 500,000-square-foot tower, part of the $750 million redevelopment Telus Garden that also includes 500,000 square feet of office space in a 24-storey tower, was approved by Vancouver city council last week and was officially launched by Telus on Friday.
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Telus+plan+second+tallest+tower+Vancouver+includes+condominium+units/6247708/story.html#ixzz1oN4F8qTL

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