Monthly Archives: June 2011

Science World

While BC Place’s conversion from a mushroom to a web gets most of the attention, the six-legged spider at the end of False Creek has been receiving a substantial makeover – and unlike the stadium it has stayed open. Science World … Continue reading

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Spruce and Wesley

Spruce and Wesley are two recently completed condo towers on West Broadway. A couple of blocks apart, Spruce sits on the corner of (surprise!) Spruce Street, while Wesley replaces the former ballroom that more recently housed the Big Bamboo / … Continue reading

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James and Maynards

Two more projects in – or in the case of Maynards – next to – Southeast False Creek. Both projects are about five floors above grade so far (mid June) and likely to complete early in 2012. James is Cressey’s … Continue reading

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Pinnacle False Creek

The most recently completed condo project in South East False Creek is the first of four buildings for Pinnacle, designed by IBI/HB. It’s probably the least exciting building in the area so far, but by being connected to the Neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Karis Place

The second Mennonite Housing Society project in Downtown South, across the lane from Kindred Place, completed in 2009. Karis Place was completed in mid 2011 on Seymour Street. It’s in addition to the 12 sites provided by the City of Vancouver … Continue reading

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West Pender Place

West Pender Place, located on the edge of Coal Harbour, was completed in April, and the new owners are moving into the 37 storey tower and it’s shorter sibling. It was a tight site to take two towers, and unusually narrow, but … Continue reading

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Amanat Architects – West 7th Avenue

While Amanat Architects have designed some spectacular buildings, they’re pretty much all outside Vancouver. The one exception is their own offices, slotted into a very unpromising 25 foot wide site just off Granville Street. It’s a dramatic piece of architectural … Continue reading

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