Sean Ruthen is a Metro Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review – Busby: Architecture’s New Edges

Centuries from now, when historians look back to the beginning of the Anthropocene, a time when we realized that human beings had... Read More

Book Review – The West Coast Modern House

The West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of mid-century modern Vancouver residential architecture and its continued... Read More

Book Review – New Museums in China

Museums in China are booming. Their unique forms and innovative structures stand out among the more mundane buildings of China’s... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Learning From Japan: Single Story Urbanism

“SANAA’s work does not introduce order as do those mid-century architectures to which it is routinely compared; rather it imposes a... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver

     “To observe the city’s architecture is to enter into the optimistic vision of its planners and designers and so to engage in... Read More

Book Review: Local Architecture – Building Place, Craft, and Community

Sited at the LaHave River estuary on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, where Samuel de Champlain made his first landfall in the new world... Read More

Book Review: Design School Wisdom

Design School Wisdom was born out of a desire to share the wisdom of design instructors with designers everywhere – students just... Read More

Book Reviews From the Stacks – Le Corbusier: Homme de Lettres

“Known for his modern architecture, numbering fewer than sixty buildings, Charles Edouard Jeanneret/Le Corbusier (1887-1965... Read More

Book Review: Derrida for Architects

Even the most prosaic oppositions of architecture can be cast in terms that indicate something is really at stake. This is Derrida for... Read More