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Architecture & Design at UBC

13 Feb 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

When in Vancouver, any visitor interested in architecture and design should visit the University of British Columbia (UBC). One of the main buildings on campus is the Life Sciences Centre (LSC), designed by B+H Architects (this project was completed by Bunting Coady Architects, whose operations were acquired by B+H in 2010) in joint venture with Diamond […]

Theatre & Beaux-Arts Architecture

23 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located in Toronto, Canada. Built in 1907, the 1,497-seat Royal Alex is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America. A beaux-arts style, proscenium-stage theatre, with two balcony levels, built in the style typical of 19th century British theatres. Designed by noted Toronto architect John M. Lyle (1872-1945), who had worked in theatre […]

Architectural Jewels of Aix-en-Provence

09 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Blog

La Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is the centre of beauty and history in elegant Aix-en-Provence, France. This Provençal town, whose name in Latin means “water”, is flanked by many architectural wonders built around the mid-1600s and is especially very proud of its nearly 40 fountains that one can find all over town. Built in 1756, […]

Vancouver Art Gallery: From Courthouse to Cultural Powerhouse

19 Dec 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), located in Vancouver, Canada, is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. The VAG has 41,400 square feet (3,850 m2) of exhibition space and a permanent collection of about 10,000 artworks including more than 200 major works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, Jeff Wall and Marc Chagall. Currently, only 3% of the collection is on […]

Toronto City Hall: From Science Fiction to Architecture

05 Dec 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The City Hall of Toronto, Canada, is the home of the city’s municipal government and one of its most distinctive landmarks. Designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell and landscape architect Richard Strong, the building opened in 1965. It was built to replace Old City Hall, which was built in 1899. When finished, the new building generated controversy amongst many people who felt that it […]