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Steel Day – October 4th, 2013

Steel Day – October 4th, 2013

For Steel Day, fabricators across North America opened their doors to professionals, tradespeople and the curious. What bliss to visit George Third and Son’s (“Craftsmen in Steel Since 1910”) plant in Burnaby. 3rd generation owner, Rob Third, led our tour of the premier fabrication shop. I have worked with this company but never been to..
SnoLeaf Living Building Challenge Greenhouse Competition

SnoLeaf Living Building Challenge Greenhouse Competition

Sponsored by the Snohomish County chapter of the US Green Building Council, this competition was to design a wholly autonomous 3,000 square foot greenhouse to meet the standard of the Living Building Challenge. Greenhouses can supply year round highly productive food generation – 5 to 10 times more productive than the equivalent area of farmland...
Local Garden Rooftop Greenhouse

Local Garden Rooftop Greenhouse

 The Local Garden company greenhouse is located in unused parking space on the roof of a city-owned parking garage in Vancouver which I had the opportunity to tour. It is a first of its kind in North America and is being closely watch by other municipalities and regions. The greenhouse has been in operation for..
Building As Greenhouse

Building As Greenhouse

The Lumen Building at the Wageningen Institute, an agricultural institute in the Netherlands, takes the indoor – outdoor idea of modernism to the next level.  http://www.wageningencampus.wur.nl/UK/Buildings/lumen/ . The Wageningen is a world leader in the development of greenhouses. For those interested in urban agriculture, take note. For more, go to http://www.glastuinbouw.wur.nl/UK.
Daniel Evan White Architect Exhibition at MOV

Daniel Evan White Architect Exhibition at MOV

Perhaps the greatest Canadian architect you never heard of, Daniel Evan White was a master architect whose work is finally going to be revealed to the public. The Museum of Vancouver will be hosting the exhibition in October of this year and it will be a show not to be missed by aficionados of rigorous,..
LCT One – Eight Storey Cross-Laminated Timber Building

LCT One – Eight Storey Cross-Laminated Timber Building

While taller and larger wood buildings built from CLT are now no longer new or novel, this project by CREE GmbH is a particularly accomplished example from a technical standpoint. Though the exterior appearance leaves room for improvement, the building’s external cladding provides the added durability to a wood building that would be required in..
A Carbon Neutral Studio

A Carbon Neutral Studio

Larigakis Architecture is delighted to have achieved Carbon Neutral status in its operations. Carbon Neutrality was achieved through a number of measures. Firstly, we have minimized emissions through transportation. Within town, transit and bicycle are the primary forms of transportation. With a car2go account we have ready access to a car when necessary. Our operations..