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

Book Review: Cuban Modernism – Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970

Authors: Victor Deupi & Jean-Francois Lejeune (Birkhäuser, 2021) In the 20th century, modern architecture thrived in Cuba and a... Read More

Book Review: Canadian Architecture

Written by Leslie Jen, Figure 1 Publishing (2021) What is Canadian architecture? The question has often been posed, with no single... Read More

Book Review | Growing Up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes

Written by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (Birkhäuser Publishing, 2021) Publishing these stories allows both architects and those... Read More

Book Review: Patented – 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi, Phaidon Press, 2021  From patents that have gone on to become world famous design classics to everyday, anonymous... Read More

Book Review – Lateness

Written by Peter Eisenman and Elisa Iturbe, Princeton University Press, 2020 In this incisive book, internationally renowned architect... Read More

From the Stacks – Tom Kundig: Houses

Edited by Dung Ngo (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006) Tom Kundig: Houses is the kind of monograph that makes most architects’... Read More

Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond

Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts... Read More

Book Review – Tom Kundig: Working Title

Princeton Architectural Press, 2020  When considering Kundig’s buildings, twenty-nine examples of which are included here in his... 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

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