Video Vancouver: The Missing Middle Mystery

Via About Here Metro Vancouver primarily has two types of housing. High rises or the single family house. What happened to all the... Read More

In Memoriam – Peter Cardew

This past week, the Vancouver architecture community was saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Cardew, an architectural titan and... Read More

Book Review: France Sketchbooks

Edited by Laurie Olin and Pablo Mandel (ORO Editions, 2020)  Drawing is about seeing and not wriggling one’s wrist. It is also an act... Read More

LORINC: The digs of R.C. Harris

Anyone venturing by the Queen Street side of Old City Hall in the past couple of weeks may have noticed a small new plaque in front of... Read More

Student Housing as a Response to the Housing Crisis

The global housing crisis is a challenging and multi-faceted problem. Part of the solution, already successfully employed by... Read More

Book Review: 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture

Written by Richard Weston (Laurence King Publishing, 2020)  This book’s title poses two obvious questions: what is an architectural... Read More

REID: Remembering Doug Taylor, a historian of Toronto

Doug Taylor, one of Toronto’s local historians, died recently at the age of 82. I got to know Doug because we were both among the... Read More

Book Review – The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness

Author: Emily Anthes, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2020) We spend most of our lives in buildings. According to... Read More

The Dufferin Grove Stones and the surprisingly winding trail to discover the origins of mysterious Toronto architectural ruins

Hidden amongst the shrubs of one of Toronto’s best-loved parks lies a collection of architectural ruins – carved stones – recently... Read More

Book Review: The Architecture of Trees

Authors: Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)  In Italy, most architects know this book and have... Read More