november, 2019

27nov7:00 pm8:30 pmBuilding With Nature? / Book Launch: Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the presentVancouver Central Library

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The story of Canada’s modern architecture starts with the West Coast Modern houses around Vancouver, which worked closely with the existing landscape of sea and forest, set against a mountain backdrop. Even as the city developed, those ideas of working with the land expanded into an ethos of city-building with nature in mind—a mindset that led to landmarks such as Robson Square. Now, Vancouver boasts some of the most progressive green building policies in the country, and local architects are North American leaders in innovations such as building carbon-sequestering wood highrises.

This discussion is presented by DesignTalk, in conjunction with the fall launch of the book Canadian Architecture, 1967 to the present. The panel includes book co-editor Elsa Lam, contributing essayist Sherry McKay, and architects John Patkau and James KM Cheng.

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Vancouver Central Library, Montalbano Family Theatre

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