Acton Ostry Architects AOA25

Acton Ostry Architects AOA25

AOA25 presents a chronology of projects that hold a special significance for founding partners Russell Acton and Mark Ostry, in part because they mark the evolution of the practice, from its beginnings as a small and upcoming design studio to its current status as a well-established and nationally renowned architectural firm. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Architects, not Architecture: Daniel Libeskind

Architects, not Architecture: Daniel Libeskind

Architects, not Architecture presents Daniel Libeskind, a US-American architect and urban planner of Polish-Jewish origin. He studied music in Israel and New York and also worked as a professional musician since he was a kind of child prodigy on the accordion. Later he opted for architecture and graduated from Cooper Union in New York and the University of Essex.
Architects, not Architecture: Kjetil Thorsen

Architects, not Architecture: Kjetil Thorsen

Architects, not Architecture presents Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. Kjetil was born on the Norwegian coastal island of Karmøy. He studied architecture in Graz, Austria. When he completed his studies in 1985, he co-founded the office Snøhetta with his founding partners Craig Dykers and Christoph Kapeller. Today, Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product- and graphic design.
Architects, not Architecture: Louis Becker

Architects, not Architecture: Louis Becker

Architects, not Architecture presents Louis Becker. He graduated from Aarhus Architectural School in 1989 and ever since he is Partner and Design Principal at Henning Larsen Architects. Over the years, he has played an integral role in the internationalization of Henning Larsen and he remains a driving force behind the vision of expanding the practice’s global impact.
Architects, not Architecture: Odile Decq

Architects, not Architecture: Odile Decq

Architects, not Architecture presents Odile Decq. Odile set up her own office just after graduating at La Villette in 1978 while studying at Sciences Politiques Paris. In 1990 she won her first major commission: the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. By questioning the commission, the use, the matter, the body, the technique and the taste Odile Decq’s architecture offers a paradoxical look, both tender and severe on today’s world.
Architects, not Architecture: Peter Cook

Architects, not Architecture: Peter Cook

Architects, not Architecture presents Peter Cook, a Graduate of the Bournemouth College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, he has been a pivotal figure within the architectural world for 50 years. A founder of the Archigram Group who were jointly awarded the Royal Gold Medal of the RIBA in 2004.
Architects, not Architecture: Richard Rogers

Architects, not Architecture: Richard Rogers

Architects, not Architecture presents Richard George Rogers, an Italian-British architect and 2007 Pritzker Prize winner. During military service, he learned of the work of Ernesto Nathan Rogers, a well-known Italian architect and his father’s cousin. As a result, Rogers studied at the AA in London and Yale School of Art and Architecture. He founded Richard Rogers Partnership in 1977 with offices in London, Barcelona, Madrid and Tokyo.
Architects, not Architecture: Todd Saunders

Architects, not Architecture: Todd Saunders

Architects, not Architecture presents Todd Saunders, a Canadian architect who founded the studio Saunders Architecture based in Bergen, Norway, in 1998. The award-winning firm has completed cultural and residential projects around the world, with a bold modern aesthetic that combines a strong sense of place with an emphasis on craftsmanship and meticulous detailing.
Architects, not Architecture: Will Alsop

Architects, not Architecture: Will Alsop

Architects, not Architecture presents Will Alsop, the late architect, artist and educator who established aLL Design in 2011. His work encompassed all sectors of architecture including urban and landscape design and planning. His studio practice incorporated fine art painting, writing and modelmaking. Alsop’s core values were innovation, expression and originality with an emphasis on enjoyment.
Canada: Modern Architectures in History

Canada: Modern Architectures in History

Canada is a country of massive size, of diverse geographical features and an equally diverse population—all features that are magnificently reflected in its architecture. Rhodri Windsor Liscombe and Michelangelo Sabatino offer a richly informative history of Canadian architecture that celebrates and explores the country’s many contributions to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Capture Photography Festival: Alex Morrison

Capture Photography Festival: Alex Morrison

Alex Morrison was born in Redruth, UK and currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Subcultures, activism, rebellion, the history of domestic architecture, civic spaces and avant-garde aesthetics have been persistent themes in his work for over a decade. Alex Morrison in conversation about his recent works with photographer Christos Dikeakos. Capture Photography Festival at Inform Interiors.
Capture Photography Festival: Ema Peter

Capture Photography Festival: Ema Peter

Ema is the principle of Ema Peter Photography. In the past 12 years she has works with some of the largest architectural, interior design and engineering firms in North America. Ema Peter in discussion with Mark Busse on the topic of Digesting Architectural Photography. Capture Photography Festival at Inform Interiors.
Copp House Book Launch

Copp House Book Launch

In 1950, a young Vancouver architectural apprentice was handed a small house project that his boss was too busy to take on. The apprentice, Ron Thom, took the simple plan and rectangular foundation that had been roughed in, and transformed it into a groundbreaking work of architecture that gained national fame. Text by Adele Weder with photography by Michael Perlmutter. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Daniel Roehr: Hand Drawing in Unprecedented Times

Daniel Roehr: Hand Drawing in Unprecedented Times

[2020, 50m] UBC SALA Associate Professor Daniel Roehr speaks to the University of Guelph School of Environmental Design and Rural Development for their Digital Design Lecture Series. Associate Professor Daniel Roehr teaches Landscape Architecture at the UBC. His research has focused for nearly three decades on international living roof design, construction, and specifically on low impact development (LID) as part of holistic stormwater management. He is director of greenskinslab. Since 2013 he has been exploring to visualize the complexity of LID with animated hand drawn videos on tablets, to make LID accessible and acceptable to the public and also co-developed a LID calculator. In the last years Daniel’s research has expanded how to teach multi-sensorial literacy and design, and his second book (a text book) Sense…ible Design: Interacting with the Landscape for Designers will be published in 2021 by Routledge. Presented by the University of Guelph School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.
Daniels Talks | For Her Record: Notes on the Work of Blanche Lemco van Ginkel

Daniels Talks | For Her Record: Notes on the Work of Blanche Lemco van Ginkel

[THURS, NOV 12 @ 5:30pm] As an architect, educator, planner, preservation advocate, and trailblazing visionary working in a field largely dominated by men, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to generations of architects worldwide. She was recently awarded the 2020 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, its highest honour. To acknowledge and celebrate her distinguished legacy, the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design together with McGill University’s Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture and Building Equality in Architecture Canada will hold a public, on-line event and exhibition screening on November 12, 2020: For Her Record: Notes on the Work of Blanche Lemco van Ginkel.
Eppich House II Book Launch

Eppich House II Book Launch

Eppich House II tells the story, through stunning images and Arthur Erickson’s own words, of how a unique collaboration with “dream clients” resulted in Erickson’s most striking residence. It’s a daring experiment that embodies Erickson’s West Coast modernist ideas about site, material, and form. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Friedman House Book Launch

Friedman House Book Launch

The Friedman House is a modernist icon, designed by Frederic Lasserre, founder of the UBC School of Architecture, and landscaped by Cornelia Oberlander. Faced with demolition, it was saved by purchasers who understood its architectural value and historical significance. UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
House Shumiatcher Book Launch

House Shumiatcher Book Launch

This is the story of a house, designed by hatmaker-turned-architect Judah Shumiatcher, built for his family in 1975, and demolished in 2013. Like so many other distinguished houses in Vancouver, the only crime House Shumiatcher ever committed was to be sited on a plot of gold. Text by Leslie Van Duzer with photography by Michael Perlmutter. UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Inform Interiors: Japan Handmade IG Live Series

Inform Interiors: Japan Handmade IG Live Series

Starting June 9 @ 4:30pm PST, join Inform Interiors for the Japan Handmade Instagram Live series, an exploration of Japanese craftsmanship. For the past three years, the month of June has brought Japan Handmade to Inform's Vancouver showroom with workshops and talks. This year, the events will take place on Instagram Live, hosted by Inform Interiors' owner, Nancy Bendtsen, in conversation with some of Kyoto's most talented craftsmen.
Lyle XOX

Lyle XOX

Canadian makeup and mixed media artist Lyle Reimer has over 150,000 Instagram followers who visit his account @Lylexox to experience the fantasy and undeniable creativity of his self-portrait personas, which fuse facial sculpture, makeup, and found objects, accompanied by hilarious fictional backstories. Lyle XOX is conversation with Nancy Bendtsen at Inform Interiors.
McIntyre House Virtual Book Launch

McIntyre House Virtual Book Launch

[2020, 1hr 2m] The genesis, development and life-long occupation of the McIntyre house, built in 1972 as part of a multiple-dwelling subdivision, provides possible answers to some very pressing contemporary design questions. How might one live near the city and respectful of nature? How might efficiently built dwellings also be spacious and dense site occupation still allow privacy. They reveal a modern architecture on the west coast that resulted from an interplay of both the physicality of the land and a culturally imbued landscape. Text by Dr. Sherry McKay with photographs by Michael Perlmutter. UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Merrick House Book Launch

Merrick House Book Launch

Merrick House is a documentation of one of the jewels of West Coast Modern architecture, a home that, as a young architect, Merrick built by hand on the steep wooded slopes of West Vancouver, BC in the early 1970s. Text by Tony Robins with photographs by Michael Perlmutter. UBC Sala West Coast Modern House Series. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Michael Sorkin: How Green is My City

Michael Sorkin: How Green is My City

In the talk, which took place at the 2015 reSITE conference, Sorkin highlighted problems of the idealistic representations of future urban plans."We have a tendency to look at representations of new cities and quarters as a kind of pornography, the gaze that maligns and entraps," Sorkin said. "For many years, these representations have often come in a protective, dystopian wrapper, reinforcing the idea that the visionary is ipso facto evil." 2015 reSITE Conference. Rebroadcast for the Virtual Design Festival.
Omar Gandhi Architect

Omar Gandhi Architect

Omar Gandhi is the Principal of Omar Gandhi Architect, an architectural practice founded in 2010 with small teams in both Halifax and Toronto. The work of its two studios – OG Halifax and OGTO – has garnered much National and International attention in the young practice’s short history. Produced by Inform Interiors.
Patkau Architects: Material Operations

Patkau Architects: Material Operations

Patkau Architects is known for creating innovative, sculptural buildings that convey artistic expression through the purposeful use of materials. Patkau Architects: Material Operations reveals the architectural philosophy and techniques that drive the firm’s extraordinary constructions. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
Peter Cook: Coming Up for Air

Peter Cook: Coming Up for Air

Peter Cook's talk at the World Architecture Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. Sir Peter Cook RA is an English architect, lecturer and writer on architectural subjects. He was a founder of Archigram, and was knighted in 2007 by the Queen for his services to architecture and teaching.
SALA 2020 AE Lecture: Vo Trong Nghia

SALA 2020 AE Lecture: Vo Trong Nghia

The 2020 Arthur Erickson Lecture featured Vo Trong Nghia of VTN Architects. VTN Architects is based in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam. The firm has a resolute vision: the creation of "Green Architecture" that merges nature, local vernacular, and — through modern materials and methods — contemporary design.
SALA Apéritif: Anna Neimark – First Office & SCI-ARC

SALA Apéritif: Anna Neimark – First Office & SCI-ARC

Anna Neimark is Principal of First Office, a practice co-founded with Andrew Atwood in 2011. She is also a faculty member of SCI-ARC. Built projects have primarily focused on residential and office rehabs and gallery installations. Her texts, both independent and in collaboration with Atwood, have been published widely, in Log, Future Anterior, Perspecta, Project, and Think Space Pamphlets, and have recently been compiled in a Graham Foundation book, Nine Essays, published by Treatise Press. Presented by UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture.
SALA Apéritif: Byrn Davidson – LaneFab Design/Build

SALA Apéritif: Byrn Davidson – LaneFab Design/Build

[NOV 6, 2020 @ 6:00pm PST] Lanefab is an integrated design/build company that crafts custom homes and infill mini-homes (or “laneway houses”) with design quality & energy efficiency as core values. Bryn is a graduate of UBC SALA in architecture. In his talk he will focus on his efforts to promote affordable housing solutions for the homeless, solutions that foster independent living and safety for small groups of the homeless. Presented by UBC SALA.
SALA Apéritif: thingsmatter

SALA Apéritif: thingsmatter

SALA's Apéritif series returns with thingsmatter, based in Bangkok, Thailand. thingsmatter is committed to architecture as both a critical discipline and a fine art, as an instrument for cultural enlightenment rather than narrow economic gain. Presented by UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture.
SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: CARACAS

SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: CARACAS

Greg Girard in conversation with Iwan Baan. This conversation will focus on Baan’s work on Torre David, a nearly-completed but abandoned 45-story office tower in Caracas, occupied by some 1000 families living in the improvised vertical community. Baan’s photographs illuminate life in this working-class community and investigate the different strategies residents employ in making a life for themselves and their families in a structure without electricity, running water, or on the unfinished upper floors, railings, safety barriers, walls or windows. Presented by UBC SALA.
SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: HONG KONG

SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: HONG KONG

Greg Girard in conversation with LOUISA LIM and SAMPSON WONG. From afar, it would appear that Hong Kong qualifies as a city poised to fall, not in one fell swoop, but gradually, as Beijing methodically introduces measures to remove or degrade the personal rights and freedoms long enjoyed in the territory. With the arrests of pro-democracy activists and a sweeping new national security law, we appear to be witnessing the slow death of a once open society, a once great city. Presented by UBC SALA.
SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: KABUL

SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: KABUL

Greg Girard in conversation with Fred Scott. While most people try to flee or avoid falling cities, Fred Scott’s work all too frequently has taken him to places on the verge of total collapse. As a BBC cameraman and filmmaker, he has worked in many of the world’s most heavily contested cities and territories. This conversation will explore Scott’s work in Kabul, which he has filmed falling not once but twice, once to the Taliban and once to US-backed coalition forces. Presented by UBC SALA.
SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: SAIGON

SALA Off-Script | Falling Cities: SAIGON

Greg Girard in conversation with AN-MY LÊ. This conversation will not focus primarily on the city of Saigon, but rather the ways its “fall” has radiated out: from the trauma of this watershed event in two countries, to Lê’s family upheaval and the shaping of her life and work. An-my Lê’s work was on display earlier this year in a career survey titled “On Contested Terrain” at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Presented by UBC SALA.
Simon Scott: The Architecture of Arthur Erickson

Simon Scott: The Architecture of Arthur Erickson

[2018, 1h 28m] Simon came to Canada from Britain in the mid 1960s as a recent graduate architect. He soon joined the firm Arthur Erickson Architects. Then in the early 1970s he spent two years in Rome working on the photography and design of the book “In Italy” with the late Rollof Beny. On Simon’s return to Vancouver he photographed for, and designed, the book “The Architecture of Arthur Erickson” for which he was awarded the “American Institute of Graphic Arts” prize. He then formed his own practice of “architectural photograph and presentation.” He retained Arthur Erickson as a long term client as well as working with many other architectural and development offices. His work has been widely published. Simon met Erickson in 1965 and was with him two days before he died. For several years he has been director of the “Arthur Erickson Foundation.” Presented by the London Society of Architects.
WCML | Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci | In Conversation

WCML | Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci | In Conversation

[2021, 1hr 5m] The West Coast Modern League with the West Vancouver Art Museum celebrated the visionary Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and the opening of the museum’s new exhibition, and launch of the accompanying publication, entitled Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci. This event featured a live online panel discussion with panelists Charles Birnbaum, Amery Calvelli, Susan Herrington, and Eva Matsuzaki, moderated by Dr. Hilary Letwin.
WCML | Masters of West Coast Modernism Vol. II

WCML | Masters of West Coast Modernism Vol. II

[2018, 56m] The West Coast Modern League presents Masters of West Coast Modernism, a celebration of the work and enduring legacy of outstanding West Coast Modern Masters. This series aims to reflect on their creative contributions to our built environment, and to offer insight into influences of personal and continued significance to their careers, design philosophies, and creative processes. Featuring Peter Cardew, Bruno Freschi, Richard Henriquez, Paul Merrick, and Don Vaughan. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
WCML | Melnikov House | Iconic Houses Lecture

WCML | Melnikov House | Iconic Houses Lecture

[2020, 1hr 20m] On February 27, 2020 the West Coast Modern League presented the Canadian debut of the Iconic Houses Lecture Tour in Vancouver, featuring Pavel Kuznetsov and Moscow’s architectural avant-garde Melnikov House. Pavel Kuznetsov, Director of the Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov State Museum and Deputy Director of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, discussed the history of Moscow’s Melnikov House, an icon of 20th century Russian architecture, and the tragic life of the architect Konstantin Melnikov in a collectivist society. Hosted by Inform Interiors.
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