Posts Tagged ‘west coast’

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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Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses – lecture in Vancouver

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Lloyd Kahn, Editor in Chief and founder of Shelter Publications, is a North American authority on the handmade house. Visit Shelter for a full list of his book titles on this topic. He has encyclopaedic knowledge of Pacific Northwest and international vernacular architecture and beyond.

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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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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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