April 28, 2016

Designboom Talks to Kengo Kuma About Alberni

designboom was invited to the official presentation of the Westbank project in Vancouver where they spoke with Kengo Kuma about the Alberni project, and what he wanted to achieve in this, his first skyscraper in Canada. Kuma noted that Vancouver is a beautiful place. The wild nature is very close to the city and also […]

April 20, 2016

An Evening With Kengo Kuma: Recap

On April 12th, a mix of Vancouverites, architects, planners, city builders, artists and students gathered at the University of British Columbia’s Chan Centre for “Small to Large, an Evening with Kengo Kuma”. Kuma took the audience on his journey from Small to Large, first exploring the small, soulful scale of his early Small Scale Projects. […]

April 12, 2016
Explore our partnership with the world's premier piano manufacturer.

The Fazioli Pianos

Our partnership with the Fazioli Company, the world’s premier piano manufacturer, has brought a certain level of sophistication to many of our projects.  The beautifully crafted pianos effortlessly become a crown jewel, allowing their distinct sound to fill any space. It began with the Shangri-La, Vancouver, where we commissioned a custom-made black lacquer Fazioli that complements the dark chocolate and […]

April 08, 2016

An Evening with Kengo Kuma in Vancouver

We are excited to welcome Japan’s leading architect Kengo Kuma to Vancouver on Tuesday, April 12th. For those who would like to attend but have not secured tickets, sign up in the link below for a spot on our Rush List.  Tickets will be allocated to the list 30 minutes before the start of the presentation […]

April 06, 2016

World’s First Earthquake Proof Building

Kengo Kuma, famous Japanese architect, protects Japanese office building with carbon fiber curtain. He has renovated an office building in Nomi City which is recognized as the first earthquake resistant building. It is strengthened by carbon fibre beams as seen in the picture below: The influence of Kuma’s design is the idea of braiding rope, so […]

April 03, 2016

Google’s New Head Quarters

Our Vancouver House architect, Bjarke Ingels, among many other developments has released images of his co-design for Google’s new headquarters in California. He is deeming this development “Google 2.0” and wants to accomplish more of a workshop feel than a corporate office environment. In a bold new move, they are ditching the Google cubicles for […]

March 30, 2016

Cherry Blossom Festival

Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival has started at VanDusen Gardens. The festival will run until April 17th, 2016. This will mark it’s 10th anniversary for this beautiful festival, for more information you can visit the official website: Cherry Blossom Festival. This beautiful photograph was taken at Sewell’s Marina where our upcoming project Horseshoe Bay – West Vancouver will […]


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