// arthitectural / British Columbia

Arno Matis Architecture
New South Cambie “Gateway”


A sweeping, spiraled building vocabulary designed to maximize floorplate efficacy, and symbolically capture energy created by the adjacent bridge ramps. Checkout Vancouver’s newest gem; South Creek Landing. Designed by Arno Matis Architecture, this innovative, transit-oriented edifice located at the southwestern foot of the Cambie bridge may soon become the symbolic gateway to Vancity’s uptown. A […]


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Lumenpulse Lighting Inc
Thompson Rivers University


Since 1971, the Old Main building has been at the heart of campus life at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC, housing classrooms, offices, art galleries and workshops. In 2011, the school brought in Diamond Schmitt Architects to oversee an expansion of the building, adding over 40,000 square feet of learning space, and providing […]


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RUFproject
Gulf Islands Residence


The design of this Gulf Islands’ private residence responds to the Client’s brief for the creation a ‘modern log cabin’ on a precious 3.1 acre piece of ocean-front property. The Client was torn between the idea of the rustic Canadian log cabin and the desire for a glass house. Through the use of a highly […]


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DIALOG
Southlands Residence


The Southlands Residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south. The lush basin resulting from long-standing environmental forces sets the stage for a dramatic and highly contextual architectural […]


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Balance Associates Architects
Cortes Island Residence


The clients were looking for a house that would eventually become their full time residence but could also serve as a getaway, vacation and gathering place in the interim. Located at the south end of Desolation Sound on Cortes Island, British Columbia, the site is formed of natural granite bedrock and contains a dramatic peninsula […]


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Burnkit
Prototypes Exhibition


More rare than a production model, a prototype is a discreet moment in the design process – a rarely seen stage where details and qualities are being resolved and issues are being uncovered through real-world usage and testing. Arriving at the final design often requires multiple iterations, sometimes spanning a period of years. These prototypes […]


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Omer Arbel Office
23.2 House


23.2 is a house for a family built on a large rural acreage.  There is a gentle slope from east to west and two masses of old growth forest defining two outdoor rooms each with a its own distinct ecology and conditions of light; the house is situated at the point of maximum tension in […]


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