Posts Tagged ‘cabin’

West Coast cabin – Clayoquot Sound, B.C.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The cabin is probably the true vernacular architecture of British Columbia’s West Coast and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver must once have had some of these buildings, thought rampant demolition and ugly development are doing their best to eradicate any trace of this architectural past. All that’s left of the cabin is the practice of attaching big cedar decks onto the imported Victorian and Edwardian and Britishy styles that sadly crowd the housing stock where I live.

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Weekend Cabin by Mark Osburn of Osburn Clarke

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Beautiful simple cabin by my architect friend Mark Osburn and his firm Osburn Clarke. Via Adventure Journal.

I heard another architect say lately that the cabin form is the vernacular architecture of British Columbia, and that is probably true. Mark’s cabin approaches the Ur example of that form.

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Dog days of summer, and cabins on the coast

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Recent radio silence has been the result of being either too busy in the city, or too unbusy and computerless while on various islands.

Today I learned that the term dog days is very old, a translation from the latin dies caniculares. It refers to “the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August.

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“If I Had a Hammer? What Do You Mean If?”

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Before I start, I’m asking on behalf of the owners of this house that nobody reposts or reproduces any of these images anywhere without my permission. Like a lot of people who have built their own houses in the woods, the owners, who are relatives of mine, appreciate their privacy and feel a bit negative about seeing their house all over the internet.

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More Arthur Erickson – the Keevil House

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Keevil House, Savary Island, British Columbia. Photos are from arthurerickson.com. Arthur Erickson, 1924-2009.

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April Tidey

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This tiny sample of photos is from the new website of Vancouver interior designer April Tidey. They include shots of her own amazing loft in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. April is a landscape and outdoor designer as well, and in that capacity she worked as designer and stylist for the HGTV series “Take It Outside” for several years.

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