Angular black house by Campos Studio is designed around Canadian rainforest clearing

Black metal panels and angled wooden slats cover this pointed house Canadian practice Campos Studio has created for a woman and her dog living in Pacific Northwest rainforest. The property is set among forest in a small municipality called Sooke, which is located on Canada’s Vancouver Island. The area is known for its dense old-growth […]

Blue trim and terracotta tiles enliven Vancouver tapas joint by Ste Marie

Vancouver studio Ste Marie has designed a cafe in the city wrapped in tiles as a riff on cosy, compact Spanish tapas bars. The local design studio modelled the eatery Como Taperia on Spain’s “standing-room-only” tapas bars in places like Barcelona’s lively Poble Sec neighbourhood and Madrid’s La Latina district. “At Como, our goal was […]

Scott & Scott Architects outfit Vancouver’s Fig facial bar with scalloped green walls

Perforated green steel walls form curved nooks slotted with a washbasin and shelving inside this beauty store in Vancouver, designed by local studio Scott & Scott Architects. Scott & Scott Architects designed the store for Fig – a skincare bar founded by Anita Chan and Jessica Walsh that offers a range of treatments including facials […]

Montalba Architects pairs earthy materials with concrete and metal in Vancouver’s Equinox gym

Bleached walnut, blackened steel and various types of marble feature in this high-end fitness centre by Montalba Architects, which was designed to evoke a “sculpted canyon”. Equinox Vancouver is located within an office tower in the city’s downtown district. It is one of several new locations for the New York-based fitness brand, which operates about […]

Piero Lissoni-designed residences to feature in Vancouver’s new Oakridge community

Canadian firm Henriquez Partners Architects has designed 10 tree-topped towers and a sprawling park to form a new mixed-use development on a suburban parcel of Vancouver. Developers Westbank enlisted Henriquez Partners Architects to transform the site of a shopping mall into the new 4.5 million-square-foot (420,000-square-metre) community. Henriquez Partners Architects has designed the new community […]

Omer Arbel presents experiments with concrete at Particles for the Built World exhibition

Slices taken from a concrete column cast inside a flexible fabric mould form the centrepiece of this exhibition in Vancouver showcasing designer Omer Arbel‘s material experiments. An exhibition of Omer Arbel’s experiments with concrete is at Surrey Art Gallery The installation at the Surrey Art Gallery focuses on Omer Arbel Office‘s artistic interrogation of concrete’s […]

Perkins+Will designs “world’s tallest hybrid wood tower” for Vancouver

Laminated wood and concrete will form the hybrid structural system of the high-rise Canada’s Earth Tower that global firm Perkins+Will has unveiled for British Columbia. The project, called Canada’s Earth Tower, is planned for a 1.3-acre (0.5-hectare) property along Eighth Avenue near Vancouver‘s Burrard Slopes neighbourhood. The site is currently occupied by a nondescript, four-storey building […]

Falken Reynolds take cues from an igloo for Vancouver loft renovation

A hidden sleeping loft and an all-white hallway lined with closets are among the features in a renovated Vancouver apartment designed by Canadian firm Falken Reynolds. The project, called The Igloo, is located within the city’s historic Gastown neighbourhood. Designed for a young couple, the 580-square-foot (54-square-metre) apartment formerly had a more traditional appearance. Local […]

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