modernism

“Coast Modern” – film screenings in Vancouver this week

August 1, 2012

“Coast Modern” – film screenings in Vancouver this week

This film has been very difficult to see, consistently selling out (I saw scalpers at the last showing). The Vancouver International Film Fest is hosting this new set of screenings, based on the popular demand. 

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Architect Ron Thom’s Boyd House is for sale

July 18, 2012

Architect Ron Thom’s Boyd House is for sale

These photos of Ron Thom’s Boyd House are from the blog Architecture Wanted which provides a good introduction to this house. Also see a great post by Cam McLellan on his Vancouver Lights blog and an article in Western Living by the house’s current owner, Kerry McPhedran.

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Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

January 8, 2012

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

Photography is only minimally allowed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter house in Arizona, Taliesin West, so most of these photographs are only exterior shots. I confess I’ve always been less impressed by FLW’s work that most are, so this post is not in praise of FLW or Taliesin West.

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Coast Modern Film – Fundraiser on July 28, Vancouver

July 20, 2011

Coast Modern Film – Fundraiser on July 28, Vancouver

If you’re in Vancouver on July 28, and are interested in the vernacular modernist architecture of our region, buy a ticket for this event. Ouno is hosting this fundraiser to benefit the completion of the film Coast Modern by my filmmaker friends Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard.

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BC Hydro now and then – what happened between 1955 and 1991?

December 3, 2010

BC Hydro now and then – what happened between 1955 and 1991?

“Compare and despair” is good advice, but I can’t help it. Here are two skyscrapers designed for the same public corporation, BC Hydro.

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Koolhaas Houselife

August 9, 2010

While on the topic of buildings that don’t always function the way we want them to, I was reminded of the quite hilarious 2008 documentary Koolhaas Houselife, in which a housekeeper talks about the difficulties of cleaning one of Koolhaas’ houses.

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Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

May 17, 2010

Luis Barragán – Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez

These photos of architect Luis Barragán’s Casa Eduardo Prieto Lopez were taken by pov_steve on Flickr. The house was built in 1950 and is part of the Jardines del Pedregal neighbourhood designed by Barragán for a lava-covered site in Mexico City.

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Why is Australian design so cool?

January 24, 2010

Why is Australian design so cool?

Not a rhetorical question. This is a hodgepodge sample, for sure, and spans decades, but all of it seems to partake of some form or other of adventurousness.

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