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RSAAW adds double-height library during Vancouver home renovation

May 14, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Berkley House by RSAAW

Canadian studio RSAAW has renovated a mid-century house in Vancouver to include a double-height library, all-white interiors and a treehouse in the garden. The project, called Berkley House, is a two-storey house with a dark facade surrounded by trees in North Vancouver. Local firm RSAAW transformed the family home into a bright and airy space by

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Concrete counter curves through ShuckShuck oyster bar in Vancouver

April 14, 2021 India Block 0
ShuckShuck oyster bar by B-CA

Canadian office Batay-Csorba Architects has created a greyscale interior for the ShuckShuck oyster restaurant in Vancouver complete with a snaking concrete bar. ShuckShuck’s interior is designed to evoke the colour and texture of oyster shells, with rough pre-cast concrete surfaces and textured painted walls. Batay-Csorba Architects designed the eatery in Vancouver’s Chinatown district for owners

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Qali hair salon by Studio Roslyn is “the lovechild of art deco and Cyndi Lauper”

March 24, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Qali by Studio Roslyn has a lounge

Canadian interiors office Studio Roslyn has created a Vancouver hair salon designed to invoke the mood of 1980s Miami, complete with candy-coloured furniture and nostalgic art deco features. Named Qali, the salon and hair extensions studio is located in Vancouver ‘s Chinatown neighbourhood. The open-plan salon includes a reception area, lounge and communal work table,

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Heatherwick Studio reveals visuals of skyscrapers for Vancouver

January 25, 2021 India Block 0
Skyscrapers in Vancouver by Heatherwick Studio

British architecture and design firm Heatherwick Studio has unveiled visuals of a pair of residential skyscrapers planned for Vancouver, Canada. The high-rise buildings will be located on Alberni Street in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood. Renderings show two irregular-shaped towers studded with angled balconies that form a bottleneck towards the base and then open up to

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World’s tallest Passivhaus building set to be built in Canada

November 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the Passivhaus 1075 Nelson Street's exterior by WKK Architects in Vancouver

UK studio WKK Architects has revealed visuals of the undulating 1075 Nelson Street skyscraper in Vancouver, which is set to become the world’s tallest Passivhaus building. Designed for a site overlooking Nelson Park in the city’s West End neighbourhood, the slender 178-metre-high skyscraper will contain 480 highly energy efficient residential units. It is being developed

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Alice D’Andrea creates industrial coffee roastery in Vancouver steel foundry

September 19, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Coffee roasting and tasting takes place in this industrial-style coffee shop in Vancouver, which local studio Alice D’Andrea has designed inside a historic factory building. Located in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood, the space was built in 1923 as the Settlement Building, a steel foundry for manufacturing machinery parts, and then later used as a warehouse for

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Alice D’Andrea creates industrial coffee roastery in Vancouver steel foundry

September 19, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Coffee roasting and tasting takes place in this industrial-style coffee shop in Vancouver, which local studio Alice D’Andrea has designed inside a historic factory building. Located in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood, the space was built in 1923 as the Settlement Building, a steel foundry for manufacturing machinery parts, and then later used as a warehouse for

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Motiv Architects experiments with cross-laminated timber for Vancouver garage

August 1, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Eton Accessory building by Motiv Architects

Vancouver practice Motiv Architects has built a garage from cross-laminated timber as an experiment of working with the material on a small scale. Called Eton Accessory Building, the garage is a 330-square-foot (30-square-metre) gabled structure on an alleyway in Vancouver. It is connected via a garden to the main residence that is on a separate

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Canadian surf town informs design for taco restaurant by September

July 21, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Tacofino by September

Natural colours and beach textures from a Canadian surf town informed the design of this Vancouver restaurant by local studio September. Kit’s Burrito Bar is located on West 4th Street in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. It is the latest outpost of Tacofino, a Mexican restaurant that serves tacos and burritos in a Californian style. September

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Green and yellow Eames chairs fill Tacofino Ocho restaurant in Vancouver

April 24, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Ocho by September

This taco restaurant in Vancouver, designed by local studio September, is filled with fibreglass Eames chairs and stools, lush plants and curvy black tables. Located in the city’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the Mexican eatery occupies a former factory building that Australian architect H H Simmonds completed in 1942. September designed the restaurant called Tacofino Ocho

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