Posts Tagged ‘Vancouverite’

Smith House by Arthur Erickson

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

One last Vancouver house by Arthur Erickson. The house was built for and is still owned by the painterGordon Smith and his partner Marion. They have carefully maintained it over the years, in keeping with Erickson’s original design and intention. There’s an interesting article in Vancouver Magazine about the difference between their informed maintenance and the slow degradation of Erickson’s nearby Graham House, which was demolished in 2007.

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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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