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.
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.
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.
Masters of West Coast Modernism Vol. 2

Masters of West Coast Modernism Vol. 2

Masters of West Coast Modernism is 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. Produced by the West Coast Modern League. 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.
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