Posts Tagged ‘Filberg House’

If you have six million, you can buy this Arthur Erickson

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Erickson’s Filberg House, posted here on May 20, is actually for sale. A friend found it online by accident, while idly searching for midcentury modern houses outside Vancouver. (Above photo by MidCentArc on Flickr; below from realtor.ca.) It’s near Comox on Vancouver Island. I’m ambivalent about this era of Erickson, or maybe it’s this material; I prefer the Graham House, which has unfortunately been demolished, or one of his other cedar houses.

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Goodbye, Arthur Erickson

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Goodbye to Arthur Erickson, a native of Vancouver and one of its most famous inhabitants, let alone architects. He died in Vancouver today at age 84. Of all Erickson’s public buildings, the one I love most is the UBC Museum of Anthropology, above.

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