The much-anticipated West Coast Modern Week, presented by British Pacific Properties, is returning to Vancouver this year, running from July 5 until July 10. The week celebrates modern architecture and design that pays homage to the West Coast and its unique topography.
This home in West Vancouver completed in 2020 shows a classic modern geometric form with boxy shapes and concrete casting. But the materials lend a more complex appeal, namely the ribbed-cedar ceiling that stretches like a tarp over the whole structure.
The house features the circular shapes of ultra-modern design usually associated with the ostentatious mansions of Los Angeles but with softer wooden accents.
Luis Barragán described his work as “emotional architecture.” His use of vivid colours is to modernist design what Frida Kahlo was to visual art: a contribution to an artistic and intellectual movement that does not eschew vibrancy nor humanism.
On a hill in Polverigi, amidst Italy’s golden Marche farmland, a modern private residence revisits the spirit of traditional local homes while invoking the radical Italian architectural avant-garde.
An exhibition of one of Canada’s most celebrated modernist painters.