Carscadden Book Launch at Vancouver Special

Lovely people at Vancouver Special continue to host lovely events for us to attend, ogle the goodies at their store, drink beer and get educated. The first thursday of May (May 2nd), they are helping Bruce Carscadden Architect launch his book Thrift - a very unusual take on modern local practice. More info here.

Bruce Carscadden does a fair bit of work that is quite special and, yet, is under the radar - this is your chance to be introduced to it or to get to know it better. Maybe I'll see you there!


West Van home tour

This week West Vancouver Museum announced opening of registration for their annual and famous tour of West Vancouver west-coast modern houses. It is an annual must for many and there might just be some spaces still left on the tour.

There are two ways to enjoy this July 13th event - by bus and by own car. The price might be discouraging to some, but it is well-worth the money and time.

Head over to the West Van Museum's page for more information.


Barry Downs Exhibition - Catalogue Fundraiser

A fundraising event for a catalogue to accompany an upcoming exhibition of Barry Downs's work will take place next week at a Massey-Medal-winning design of the man himself. The beautifully situated house in West Vancouver has been since gracefully added to by another famed West Coast Architectural practice - Helliwell+Smith: Blue Sky Architecture.

It’s in the evening of April 11th, 6-9pm. The admission is $ 200 a person, and it sounds like a beautiful event. To register contact Kiriko Watanabe, assistant curator at West Vancouver Museum, at 604-925-7179 or at kwatanabe@westvancouver.ca

The exhibition of Barry Downs' work will take place in West Vancouver Museum from May 8 - June 15, 2013. The opening reception will be on May 7th, at 7pm. Fuller description here.

More info on the event below: