Beijing-based firm Buro Ole Scheeren proposes a new development for Vancouver that marries urban liveable space and public amenities — that could become an example to follow in Canadian architecture.

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All images courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren.

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Architectural Firm Buro Ole Scheeren Stuns with Vancouver-Based Proposal

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Photos and words by Laura Komadina.

This series is about a small community of brightly coloured houses found in Grimsby, Ontario. This community has been around since the mid 19th century, and the area was originally used as a meeting place for a group of Methodists. Once the area got more populated, instead of the original tents the visitors used, they started to build cottages. The first ever cottage was built in 1875. Between the end of the 19th century leading until the middle of the 20th century, the cottages went through a series of events which turned the area into a mini amusement park and resort area at different times.

The majority of the cottages were destroyed throughout the second half of the 20th century, due to fires as well as the extension of the QEW. Around the 1940s people started to put up the remaining cottages up for…

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I recently had the privilege of speaking with the principal of Gair Williamson Architects, Mr. Williamson himself, and here’s what he had to say about architecture, and why “design is more than just drawing lines”.

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All images courtesy of Gair Williamson Architects /  Ian Azariah.

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From Underwater Archaeology to Architecture, Gair Williamson Does it All

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Upon first glance, the Paris Block and Annex by Gair Williamson Architects and Ankenman Marchand Architects may look like new additions to West Hastings Street, Vancouver, but a second look at the brick façade tells a different story.

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All images courtesy of Gair Williamson Architects / Ed White.

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Vancouver’s Paris Block And Annex By Gair Williamson And Ankenman Marchand Architects

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Never judge a book by its cover…Or a house for that matter. Montreal’s Le 205, by Atelier Moderno, stuns and surprises with its dynamic interior.

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All images courtesy of Stéphane Groleau / Atelier Moderno.

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Montreal’s Le 205 By Atelier Moderno

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This Stradbrook condominium may be a newcomer on a street full of old-timers, but its innovative design allows it to camouflage and stand out – all at the same time.

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All images courtesy of James Brittain.

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Winnipeg’s Stradbrook Condominiums By 5468796 Architecture

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