“Check This Out” – Fostering Community Through Co-ownership

It’s no secret that Vancouver’s hostile housing market has shut out many potential buyers. Young professionals and families looking... Read More

Book Review – Design For Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Author: John Cary (Island Press, 2017) The central theme of this book is dignity. Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for... Read More

Lore Krill – A Tale of Two Co-operative Housing Projects

Housing co-ops can encompass the closest form to a successful and authentic mixed-income concept. Co-ops allow the creation of high... Read More

The City of Illusions – Part 3

[Editors Note: This is a the third and final part in a series that seeks to connect the insights of Thomas Picketty’s well-known... Read More

Book Review – Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier’s City Today 

Author: Shaun Fynn (Princeton Architectural Press (2017) More than sixty-five years have passed since Le Corbusier was commissioned by... Read More

The City of Illusions – Part 1

The distribution of wealth and the shape and form of cities are intimately related.  As such, Thomas Picketty’s bestselling Capital in... Read More

Book Review – Redesigning Gridded Cities: Key Examples

Author: Joan Busquets with Pablo Perez-Ramos, Nikos Katsikis, Christina Crawford, Dingliang Yang (Applied Research + Design... Read More

Why not wood? How good architecture and a sense of material, could help the Chateau Laurier addition finally get it right

When the new design for the highly controversial Chateau Laurier addition was shared with the public in early February, it was... Read More

Book Review: Infinite Suburbia

Editors: Alan M. Berger, Joel Kotkin with Celina Balderas Guzman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017) According to Queens... Read More

A Deeper Dive into Family Friendly Affordable Housing at the Museum of Vancouver

On February 1st the RAIC Metro Vancouver Chapter hosted the second installment of this year’s MOV Built City Speaker Series, titled ‘A... Read More