Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review – Destination Architecture

Author: Phaidon Editors (Phaidon Press, 2017) The global perspective provided by this portable book makes it the ideal companion for... Read More

Notes from Italy

“To make this course of action clear to my French readers, I must explain that in Italy, a country very far away from us, people... Read More

Book Review: Friedman House

Written by Richard Cavell, ORO Editions (2017) UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series Following Dr. Friedman’s passing, the fate of... Read More

Film Review: BIG Time

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder Not often does Spacing have the opportunity to review a movie receiving its North American premier... Read More

Book Review – Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

Author: Hugh Howard (Bloomsbury Press, 2016) In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names... Read More

Call for Entries: Urbanarium’s 2017 Missing Middle Housing Competition

What would it take to solve Vancouver’s housing crisis? The not-for-profit organization Urbanarium has issued an invitation to... Read More

Book Review: Binning House

Author: Matthew Soules (ORO Editions, 2017) Spending time in the Binning House is like being enveloped in a gentle super-reality, not... Read More

Book Review: Glacier Skywalk

Written by Clea Sturgess, Trevor Boddy, and Jeremy Sturgess – Figure 1 Publishing (2017)  The Glacier Skywalk construction... Read More

Book Review: Merrick House

Written by Anthony Robins, ORO Editions (2017) UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series Nestled on a wooded hillside, the house is... Read More

Book Review: The Sea Ranch – Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast

Edited by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma... Read More