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EVENTS: Tangential Vancouver Exhibit

RUFproject’s Georgia Grind for Tangential Vancouverism

Tangential Vancouverism: Projects for Vancouver’s Urbanism explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver.

Our friends at Rural/Urban/Fantasy (RUF) Project, established by Sean Pearson and Alyssa Schwann, have been invited to take part in a critical new exhibit, exploring the future of Vancouver’s urban landscape and the possibilities for re-framing the discussion and the evolution of  Vancouver as a budding metropolis.

Their proposed vision, as pictured above, is summed up well by Azure:

RUFproject tackled the theme of communication, which, Pearson explains, “we interpreted in an architectural sense from the perspective of the new and the old or perhaps better communicated as the new onthe old.”

Called Georgia Grind, RUFproject’s concept is a giant spiralling thoroughfare open to pedestrians. Situated on the ruins of a failed expressway, it would be, according to the firm, “a symbol of achievement and hope for Vancouver, a man-made mountainous pathway for all to exercise or drive upward together while enjoying the majestic view of the north shore and the natural landscape beyond.”

Curated by UBC graduate students Alexandra Kenyon and Alex Buss, Tangential Vancouver is being exhibited between March 2—April 29, 2012. Kenyon and Buss worked together with 5 firms to share new ideas on how to incorporate design and planning powered density and diversity into Vancouver’s changing cityscape. Find out more about the project here.


Photograph by Roger Brooks
In the Photo Above: Harco Loor Tiara Oval Pendant

Western Living Condo Magazine featured yet another beautiful Vancouver Condo in their Spring/Summer 2011 edition, this time designed by Patricia Gray of Patricia Gray Design. The condo is situated in The Erickson, a  luxury condominium building designed by the late Arthur Erickson. It was one of the last structures he designed and its sweeping modernism and fluid luxury are an ode to Vancouver’s  ocean front, upon which it sits.

Patricia Gray designed a luxurious suite for her clients and her attention to detail has afforded them an elegant, yet comfortable summer getaway.

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Job Well Done: Penthouse at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Fairmont Penthouse suite looks good with Metalarte

The penthouse at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver recently enjoyed a makeover with the help of the talented team at Robert Bailey Interiors. Check out these great pictures of the room—and the view from the top!

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Job Well Done: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Foscarini's Allegro Assai in the Fairmont Pacific Rim

The illustrious Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver recently had a makeover, with a little help from MGB Architects and LightForm. Check out these incredible photos of the lobby, which features Foscarini’s Allegro Assai, provided by our very own Heather Merenda.

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Job Well Done: Commune Cafe in Vancouver

The recently opened downtown Vancouver Commune Cafe by Evoke International Design features the Float pendant from UK Designer Benjamin Hubert for the first time in North America. The Float pendant series is made from hand turned Portuguese agglomerate cork and is available in several shapes.

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