Tag Archive: architecture

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Posted on August 1st, 2013

The Serpentine Gallery in London has certainly expanded its programming beyond the confines of their current exhibition space; their annual Architecture program, is the subject of this week’s Elsewhere article. But they are also set to open the doors a new space on September 28, 2013. The Serpentine Sackler, named after Dr Mortimer and Dame … (More →)

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted on July 30th, 2013

Located in the lush environs of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery is one of the world’s more interesting venues for showcasing contemporary art. Since the year 2000, the Serpentine has commissioned a pavilion that is up for 3 months during the summer season. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year it has become an annual highlight … (More →)

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Building Seagram

Posted on July 16th, 2013

I never would have guessed that the catalyst that set New York’s architectural monument, the Seagram Building, into motion were the candid and outraged ‘NO NO NO NO NO’S’ of a scolding letter from daughter to father in response to a lapse in good taste. In this scenario, the daughter was Phyllis Lambert, the founder … (More →)

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BIG Telus Sky Tower

Posted on July 11th, 2013

I’ve written a lot about my love for Bjarke Ingels Group and how the Danish architecture firm has re-conceived the built environment and urban planning for the 21st century. I had the pleasure of hearing Bjarke Ingels speak last year when he publicly launched plans for a residential tower in Vancouver, but it seems that … (More →)

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REM: A Documentary

Posted on July 3rd, 2013

Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects and thinkers of the late 20th century. His contributions to the built environment — most notably the Seattle Library, the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology — have been profound, and controversial. In addition to his … (More →)

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Penn Station Redesign

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

Manhattan’s Penn Station has become something of an blight for the city, an example of urban decay and compromised security for the metropolis. The question of how to revive this station — which serves more than 300,000 people daily and is the busiest transportation hub in the US — continues to arise as the city … (More →)

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Archeology of the Digital

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Shoei Yoh Hamura, Odawara Municipal Sports Complex, 1991, digital rendering. © Shoei Yoh Hamura

When I lived in Montreal, one of my favourite exhibition venues was the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Founded in in 1979, the CCA hosts temporary exhibitions that examine the social and cultural contributions of design and the built environment as well … (More →)

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10 Architectural Finds in Vancouver

Posted on May 28th, 2013

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After a few years of architecture school and creative practice on the other side of the country, Vancouver feels like a whole new city to me, despite having grown up here. Whenever there is time to spare, there are new buildings to visit and old favorites to explore further. … (More →)


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