From Vancouver to Montreal, these lofty perches are the perfect place to soak up the sun.
Interconnected mini-exhibits and pop-ups celebrating contemporary Japanese architecture, design, and cuisine.
Open as of August 2016 and designed by Vancouver architect James K. M. Cheng—one of the godfathers of Vancouverism as an architectural style—the suites incorporate elements of contemporary European design (hello, merlot-hued Ico Parisi–inspired sofa) with localized touches.
Some weeks before the opening of the new Fairmont Pacific Rim, two people happened to be standing on the sidewalk, looking up at the façade. Wrapped around a corner of the downtown Vancouver skyscraper are letters forming a long sentence that’s repeated on floors five to 22 of the 48-storey structure: “lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when i was lying on the street.”