Check out Canadian Architect's post about the installation on the University of British Columbia's campus designed and built by School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture. I had the opportunity to work with Joe Dahmen and SALA again to photograph construction and the final design.
I had a couple extra days while I was in San Francisco so I drove up the coast to Sea Ranch. I've wanted to check it out for awhile but timing never seemed to work out. I arrived to a misty humid morning and thought the fog added a beautiful mystical quality to the waterfront site. The sea-weathered modern architecture took on the appearance of a herd of elephants looking over the ocean. As the sun slowly came out I made my way around the infamous grounds designed by architects Al Boeke, Joseph Esherick, Donlyn Lyndon, Charles Moore, Richard Whitaker, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and graphic designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.
I was back in the Armoury District in Vancouver to photograph this project for Haeccity Studio Architecture. A two-storey apartment renovation, with feature stairs that have a continuous perforated metal screen connecting the entrance level to the living spaces above, styled to create a contemporary retro vibe.
These homes in Ottawa designed by Hobin Architecture create a new take on car storage. Designed to have more front yard space and take the focus off of vehicles parked on the street, they share a laneway that leads to individual garages and carports topped with outdoor deck space and layered landscaping. It's an innovative take on keeping neighbourhoods pedestrian friendly.
The Carson is a converted 1970s hotel into apartments in Ottawa. It's located between Sandy Hill and Centretown making it a popular building for young professionals in the tech industry. The design uses colour and art to take you out of any remnants of a dated hotel and provides functional spaces for urban dwellers. Design by CSV Architects and lighting by Flux Lighting.
I had the chance to photograph men's clothing store Isaia's San Francisco location. It's in Frank Lloyd Wright's only project in the city, the V. C. Morris Gift Shop on Maiden Lane built in 1948.
Last summer I photographed the new Calgary Library shortly before it was open to the public. Designed by Norwegian architects Snøhetta in collaboration with Dialog Design.
Here's just a small taste of the photo set I took at Neutra VDL Studio and Residence in Los Angeles. I love learning the history of these mid-century modern houses. Not long after photographing this space I attended a talk by Richard Neutra's son who detailed the work of his father and discussed living in the house as a kid and how it was always buzzing with activity. Check out more modern homes in my modern love gallery.
I worked with the talented team at Linebox to photograph Level 4 and 5 at the new Shopify offices in Ottawa. They created so many spaces for everyone to congregate or hide away for a little private time. I look forward to seeing more levels!
The temporary Serpentine installation designed by Bjarke Ingels Group was installed on King Street in Toronto over the summer. It will be installed in various cities around the world finally ending up in Vancouver permanently beside the Westbank offices.