Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review – Small Town Architect

“There are now many paths for the architectural practitioner of today. The recent and future graduates in architecture will now... Read More

Carscadden Thrift: Selected Projects

Bruce Carscadden Architect is a small design studio based in Vancouver, Canada. In nearly a decade of practice, our firm has designed... Read More

Book Review – Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature

A tree assumes its form depending on its variety. By repeating very simple rules, the tree creates a very complex order. But a tree... Read More

Book Review – Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities

We believe that design – whether of buildings, public parks, or infrastructure – is an invaluable tool for improving lives. Torre... Read More

Book Review: Will Alsop – The Noise

Alsop represents a new and singular breed of architect whose métier appears to close the breach between art and architecture by... Read More

On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable (Walker & Company, 2008) “She was too urbane to be a missionary, and too subtle to be a crusader. She... Read More

Ai Weiwei: Art | Architecture

“…when I finished building my house, I learned that I was an architect.” Author: Ai Weiwei (Kunsthaus Bregenz – 2011) With 2012... Read More

EcoArchitecture: The Work of Ken Yeang

Ecodesign applies not just to how we design, construct, use, recycle, and eventually biointegrate our buildings back into the... Read More

Stan Douglas – Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971

I wasn’t interested in the image conveying a single message. I was more interested in facilitating a conversation between people... Read More