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We didn’t seek inspiration from other automakers. That would simply have led us to build the same kind of car. There are a number of automakers worthy of our respect. But none worth copying. The Infiniti M® is an unrivaled combination of luxury, technology and performance. An Active Noise Control system cancels out unwanted engine noises, leaving only pleasing sounds. A VVEL engine generates 29% more power yet uses less fuel. And an interior that captivates, with pure silver dust hand polished into the wood. This is inspired performance. This is the way of Infiniti.

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We didn’t seek inspiration from other automakers. That would simply have led us to build the same kind of car. There are a number of automakers worthy of our respect. But none worth copying. The Infiniti M® is an unrivaled combination of luxury, technology and performance. An Active Noise Control system cancels out unwanted engine noises, leaving only pleasing sounds. A VVEL engine generates 29% more power yet uses less fuel. And an interior that captivates, with pure silver dust hand polished into the wood. This is inspired performance. This is the way of Infiniti.

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SUMMER 2011 IN EVERY ISSUE 10 | FROM TH E E DITOR

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What’s getting buzz? A look at recent Canadian projects that have been garnering acclaim • In Good Taste: Sipping sensational summer whites

FEATURES 2 4 | LI V ING S PACE

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Open House Architects and designers share their ideas for updating city homes with unique indoor-outdoor spaces. 3 4 | INTE RIOR DE S IG N

In the Heat of the Sun A former fashion designer’s skillful blend of iconic and contemporary design pieces electrifies a modern villa in Ibiza, where every room is open to the sea view. By Ellen Himelfarb

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Sea Change Suitably rustic and sensibly modern, this rugged island getaway was designed to sit lightly on the land. Photography by Jean-François Jaussaud

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All About the Beach For a Malibu beach house, a Canadian architect provided an intriguing curved roofline and a relaxed modern vibe. By Carolyn Kennedy 5 8 | A RCH ITECTU R E

Bing Thom’s Urban Vision In excerpts from his new book, Bing Thom Works, the celebrated British Columbia architect provides an examination of two of his firm’s projects—an acclaimed theatre renovation in Washington, D.C., and a unique private residence in Vancouver. 8 9 | INDE X

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wonderful homes created by innovative, dedicated people, and one of my all-time favourites remains a Georgian Bay island cottage I visited several years ago. It was a near-hundred-yearold structure that had been restored by new owners in the 1990s. A lot of rotting wood and old windows were replaced and several layers of roof were removed, but its square footprint and cool, shaded depths were retained and it was given a wraparound covered porch in the classic style of the cottages in the area. The owners even insisted on painting it dark green, its original colour; their architect proposed a change, but they couldn’t see it any other way. We all treasure our own vision of what is important in a summer getaway, be it a temporary stop or a favourite haunt that is revisited year after year. Given the fleeting nature of the season in most parts of Canada, many of

us hunger for light: time spent on the beach or in the woods, yes, but also—given that we are mostly city dwellers and we work in the summertime, too—ways to bring light into our homes and workspaces. So, there’s bound to be inspiration in the glimpse we offer you of three century-old city houses that have done just that (page 24). The architects and designers of these homes have smudged the borders between indoors and out, brought summer’s natural hues into the daily lives of these homeowners, and, more importantly, extended the time that they can enjoy the milder weather and the longer days, well into fall. Interestingly, these designers found three very different ways to do it. Have a look. Who knows? It may be time to update your mental image of what summer can be. Carolyn Kennedy Editor

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t’s easy enough to understand what inspired the designer of our cover house once you look at the story, starting on page 34. The broad vista of the Mediterranean, spread out beyond the treed countryside of Ibiza, is, of course, completely arresting. It must have been an effortless decision to forgo a typical square house plan and instead string out the rooms along a single axis fronted by a glass wall—an unobstructed window on endless blue sea melting into sky. Blue, green, deep yellow, white: the bright, hot colours of summer are spread out as if on a painter’s palette before this lovely vacation home. I grew up visiting cottages on Ontario’s Georgian Bay, and its towering pines, rocky shores and cold grey-green depths will always be part of my mental picture of summer. In my job, I have the opportunity to visit some

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BC’s Thompson Okanagan Valley justly deserves its alias of “Canada’s Paradise”. It is also, the domain of custom home builder extraordinaire:

Bellamy Homes.

The Okanagan, is renowned for Canada’s longest golf season, lush orchards, world class ski resorts, dozens of VQA caliber vineyards and wineries, and Canada’s only true desert environment. All of this on the shores of crystal clear lakes. Undoubtedly this is why it is the premier retirement and seasonal residence destination in Canada. The urban jewel of the valley is Kelowna. Demographically almost identical to Oakville Ontario: Kelowna retains its small city charm, includes every urban amenity, and blends seamlessly with the nature that cradles it. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are forgiving and short. The “Okanagan Lifestyle” is connected to nature, active, social and genteel.

It takes an experienced Okanagan custom home builder, like Bellamy Homes to maximize the breathtaking views and vistas, integrate indoor & outdoor living spaces and address the implications of hillside placement into home design, construction techniques & décor features and bring them all together within your personal vision of home. Precious few have achieved the impressive collection of awards & accolades for excellence in home design, construction and customer service that Bellamy Homes garners year after year. The distinguishing characteristic of Bellamy Homes is the persona at the head and heart of the company. Les Bellamy is not only the CEO; the principal designer for the Bellamy Design division; your expert Site Evaluation Specialist there to walk your lot before the design work and construction can begin; on site virtually daily with the trades’ supervisors and suppliers’ installers; setting the detailed schedule that ensures the build runs smoothly and; there to walk you through your finished home bringing comfort and advice on how to best operate the functional systems of your home. It is Les’ attention to detail that ensures the Bellamy Homes commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship and genuine customer care. The tangibles of concrete, stone and wood are mixed with the intangibles of expertise, integrity, honesty and team work. “When you’re clear, honest and upfront, it all goes smoothly. I work at building friendships with every custom home.” Call this number: 250.470.2429 Les Bellamy will answer. www.bellamyhomes.ca


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SUZANNE ROBICHEAU is a Nova Scotia newspaper columnist whose work has appeared in Cottage Life, Atlantic Business and the Toronto Star. A contributor to Saltscapes magazine, Suzanne specializes in slow food, gastro-travel and architectural design. Her feature writing earned a silver in this year’s Atlantic Journalism Awards. Suzanne is writing our series about a New Brunswick couple who are designing and building their dream home; her next installment will appear this fall. For this issue of International Architecture & Design, Suzanne reported on a tiny patio wine bar in Saint John, N.B. (page 21).

JENNIFER VAN EVRA is an award-winning Vancouver-

based journalist, a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, a producer at CBC Radio and an instructor at the University of British Columbia. In her spare time, she has taken on a 1908 heritage home that needs a new roof, siding, insulation and landscape design, as well as dozens of smaller fixes. Says Jennifer, “I’m thinking of putting a piece of rotten siding under my pillow and hoping the architecture fairy shows up.” For IA&D, she wrote about a new honour for Arthur Erickson’s Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver (page 90).

NATALIE MACLEAN , author of Red, White and Drunk

All Over, will publish her second wine book this fall with Random House. Natalie was named World’s Best Wine Writer at the World Food Media Awards in 2003 for the wine picks and pairings she offers in her wine newsletter and mobile apps at nataliemaclean.com. In our spring issue, we introduced Natalie’s wine-tasting column; in this issue of IA&D, Natalie sampled some whites to serve up with summer seafood (page 22).

EDITOR Carolyn Kennedy ART DIRECTION Jacques Pilon Design Communications CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Dali Castro, Joy Ferguson, Deborah Aldcorn

CONTRIBUTORS James Brittain, Dali Castro, Marc Cramer, Joy Ferguson, Fernando Guerra, Ellen Himelfarb, Jean-François Jaussaud, Eric Laignel, Nic Lehoux, Natalie MacLean, Bill McLennan, John Bentley Mays, Francis Pelletier, Undine Pröhl, Suzanne Robicheau, Jennifer Van Evra, Loukas Yiacouvakis

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A pronounced V-slope on the roof of this award-winning vacation cottage offers an unusual take on traditional homes in the Quebec countryside.

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At first sight, the cottage with the roof soaring sharply to the sky appears to be a chapel set amid the pastoral landscape of Val-SaintFrançois in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Boldly sculpted on the slope of a small hill, La Cornette— as this spacious vacation house is known locally —features a striking gabled roof reminiscent of a nun’s headdress. The cantilevered all-wood “wimple” serves as a huge parasol sheltering the three-level home from rain as well as the blazing sun in summertime; in the winter, it directs a flood of natural light inside. Bands of horizontal windows act as gigantic louvres that filter sunlight, at the same time affording intriguing views of the countryside. La Cornette’s strong visual presence belies the resolve—and accomplishment—of YH2, its Montreal-based architects, to design a house with minimal impact on the environment. Built in a natural clearing, the home did not require a single tree to be felled. Sustainability was a top priority in creating the design and in selecting materials

and finishes that would integrate the structure with its setting. The site was chosen carefully, taking into consideration the sun’s path and local winds, along with the trees and groundcover on the property. The size of the clearing, in particular its width, dictated the home’s rectangular shape on the uneven terrain in a southwest-northeast orientation. A stand of pines offers protection from strong north winds, while on the south side the house is conveniently open to mild breezes, its numerous windows on all three storeys allowing for natural ventilation. Modelled on traditional Quebec houses that accommodated extended families, La Cornette provides 3,000 square feet of living space for its co-owners—two families with five children collectively—and a quiet venue away from the city for celebratory events. The house, which was completed last year, reflects the meticulous attention to detail in designing the layout and interiors to complement the lifestyle of the

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Designed by the architects, the night lights on aluminum panels offer a touch of whimsy with playful animal cutouts. Below: The day table allows the TV to be hidden from view because the homeowners “do not want to see it [all the time] in the middle of the living room,� which provides expansive views of the idyllic setting outside.

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occupants. Rooms are large and airy, and the storage options and beds—built into the windows—are innovative and functional. Wood was used abundantly, both as structural and finishing elements, by itself or in a rot-proof mixture of wood fibre and cement. The roof and exterior walls were shingled with thin, light wood pieces, which enabled the entire house to be built by hand without the use of heavy machinery. The floors are in light pine and, typical of Quebec homes, the pine-plank walls are painted white. This extensive use of wood increases the capacity of the house to retain carbon dioxide, and because no gypsum or plaster was used, the heating can be turned down when the residents are away with no risk of mould accumulating. The 2011 recipient of the Ordre des architectes du Québec’s Award of Excellence in the category of single-family residential buildings, La Cornette is relatively low-tech. Its architects, Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis, describe it as “an anti-machine for living”—a country house “far away from the world of machines, with architecture that…frees itself from that world.” —Dali Castro

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Above left: Natural light fills La Cornette, where the custom-built open bookcase acts as an unobtrusive room divider. The spacious modern layout encourages social interaction in the common areas but also offers private places for occupants and guests to relax. Above right: On an upper level with reinforced-glass walls, children enjoy a peaceful moment surrounded by expansive views of the outdoors.

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Opposite: The stainless steel island with open storage and a workspace at each end is a practical choice for a kitchen that is used by multiple cooks. Closed storage is offered in “floating” cabinetry that fits seamlessly into the window design. Right: In keeping with the home’s neutral colour palette, the bathroom is austerely furnished but provides an oasis of calm. Below: The innovative sleeping quarters are a fun place for the kids to bunk and provide a smart solution for making use of a window wall without blocking views of the countryside.

Addressing the issues of cost and maintenance, which are inevitably involved in owning a getaway retreat, La Cornette facilitates the vacation-home experience with a simple solution: joint ownership. Two families—one of them the architects’—who have been friends for years share the expenses and responsibility of maintaining the house. They can take turns staying at this country cottage, but because it’s spacious enough, both families can spend time together in it. Geared for convenience as well as enjoyment, the layout features common and private spaces to accommodate children and grown-ups alike. The furniture is almost exclusively comprised of made-to-order pieces, especially designed to maximize the space and shared family activities—a large refectory table for dining, the wraparound couch hugging the walls in the living room, a day table with hideaway TV, plus sleek floating bunk beds and wall-to-wall beds for sleeping foot-to-foot. A whimsical touch: night lights on the aluminum-panel wall of giant cut-outs of fireflies, frogs and fish. —D.C.

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URBAN SPA Montreal, Que. Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal —awarded first prize this year for commercial interior design by the Ordre des architectes du Québec and a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture in 2010—offers respite from the stresses of city life. Its convenient location—literally mere steps off the street, specifically rue de la Commune ouest in Old Montreal, facing the port—belies the serene world within this 10,700-square-foot spa on the ground floor of a former warehouse that was rebuilt after extensive fire damage. Demonstrating a marked architectural restraint, its designers—Saucier + Perrotte architectes—let the expanses of open space and natural elements speak for themselves. In a tribute to the spa’s concept of thermal therapy, volcanic rock and glacial forms were incorporated into an interior landscape of subtle undulations on the floor, creating gentle slopes and depressions to generate basins of water for bathing. To echo the “movement” of the uneven flooring, the ceiling curves; made of dampresistant Brazilian walnut, it complements the austerity of the white marble mosaic walls. Opalescent glass allows natural light in while still affording privacy and also enhancing the tranquil ambience. Heated cantilevered benches in black slate provide resting places during the bathing cycle, as well as visual interest. —Dali Castro

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Top: This spa in Old Montreal was designed to provide an experience that engages each of the body’s senses. From the exterior, passersby can see only the silhouettes of those within. Centre: Walls, floors and ceilings are subtly angled in order to heighten awareness of one’s surroundings. Muted colours and soft lighting promise tranquility. Bottom: An undulating wood ceiling unites the space. The spa is positioned on the entrance level of a former warehouse.

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A 25-foot bar counter showcases the serpentine patterns of tamarack’s distinctive end grain.

The patio bar is 4½ feet wide by 25 feet long.

Hardy native tamarack provides the strength and beauty for the slats, decking, and cantilevered bench.

Rectangular stools double as small tables when placed on their sides.

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Saint John, N.B. Happinez is a warm wine bar—especially on a typically foggy evening in Saint John, N.B. But on a bright weekday afternoon, in a port city that’s no stranger to rain, this downtown bar had a hard time attracting after-work sun seekers to the cellar level of a historic building. Happinez owner Peter Smit wanted an outdoor space that would complement his wine bar without compromising the façade of the Brodie Building, an Italianate structure built in 1878, back when “there was no precedent for patios,” Smit notes. His first step: Engage two of his wine bar’s regular patrons, Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, co-founders of Acre Architects, a Canadian design practice based in Saint John. A concept that began appropriately enough—over a glass of wine—soon evolved into a patio design that received a standing ovation when presented for approval to the Heritage Development Board of Saint John. “They realized it was unique,” says Smit. “Most patios are built from the cheapest materials and have umbrellas emblazoned with the names of alcoholic drinks. This was an effort to make something special.” The new space takes its name from a fusion of his bar’s name and the term patio. Hapito, only

4½ feet wide by 25 feet long, is a modernist mix of solid surfaces and open spaces corralled by interlocking wooden slats. And although it has a small footprint, Hapito has already had a broad impact. It was chosen from more than 100 submissions for inclusion in last year’s travelling exhibition “Twenty + Change,” a showcase for emerging Canadian architects. “Hapito demonstrates the importance of investing in smaller spaces,” says Adair, “and not only out of respect for the environment. Building small offers an opportunity to investigate details that are often overlooked in a large project.” —Suzanne Robicheau

In 2009 the touring exhibition “Twenty + Change 02” and its associated publication featured Acre Architects’ design for a tiny sidewalk bar attached to a heritage building in downtown Saint John, N.B. The organization promotes innovative Canadian designers through its biennial exhibitions.

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SUMMER WHITES Crisp rieslings, zesty sauvignon blancs, luscious chardonnays—these wines are an ideal match to fresh seafood and shellfish that make summer memorable. BY NATALIE MACLEAN

2008 Mission Hill Family Estate Perpetua Chardonnay VQA, Okanagan Valley, B.C.

2008 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand

Rich, round and full-bodied, with lovely aromas of green apples, almond and vanilla smoke. Pair with lobster dipped in butter or sweet corn on the cob.

It doesn’t get much better than this benchmark sauvignon blanc. This is the wine that put New Zealand on the viticultural map. Mouth-watering and medium-bodied, but packed with flavour. Refreshing herbal aromas with notes of chive, lemongrass and lime zest. Serve with field greens and wild salmon.

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Drink: 2011-2014 | $35 | Score: 94

2009 Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc Napa Valley, Calif. Made from biodynamically farmed grapes, this superb white offers lemon and lime aromas with terrific balance and length. Truly one of California’s best sauvignon blancs. Pair with lemon sole, grilled veggies.

2007 Hidden Bench Winery Locust Lane Vineyard Riesling VQA, Niagara Peninsula, Ont. Juicy notes of peach, lime and green apples that go on and on. A delightful light-bodied riesling to accompany fresh trout or haddock. Drink: 2011-2015 | $32 | Score: 90

Drink: 2011-2017 | $30 | Score: 91 Natalie MacLean is the editor of Canada’s largest wine website, nataliemaclean.com.

Wrap Star Diane von Furstenberg, doyenne of the wrap dress and long beloved as a fashion designer who makes clothes women want to wear, has unveiled her new DVF Home collection of china and bed linens. Miro Flowers dinnerware (shown) has vibrant echoes of her wrap dress of the same pattern. The savvy designer makes it easy to dress up a table by offering her unconventionally shaped colourful plates es in three sizes for layering. Or they can be mixed and matched with her solid-colour pieces. Dinner plate (top), $39; platter (centre, bottom), $100. At The Bay..

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Perfect Pairs Quebecois sommelier François Chartier’s Taste Buds and Molecules was declared “best innovative food book” at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris this year. Released in 2009 and now available in English, the book throws the doors wide open to a whole new world of food-andwine synergies, along with creative tweaks on classic recipes and cocktails, that showcase his revolutionary approach—the result of two decades of meticulous research. In proffering his bold, science-based culinary and food-wine recommendations, Chartier— an advocate of Catalan chef Ferran Adrià’s molecular gastronomy movement—focuses on aromatic compounds in foods and beverages. To wit, try cooking salmon with maple syrup and black beer. The sweet syrup and bitter beer would be key to the harmonious pairing of this dish with a low-alcohol sake rich in amino acids— say, a nigori sake, typically a dessert wine. Served cold, this sake is creamy and sweet, and would complement most maple syrup–infused foods. For spicy Thai dishes, think “full-bodied, preferably sweet” high-alcohol gewürztraminer from Alsace or red zinfandel from California—instead of beer or light whites. Taste Buds and Molecules by François Chartier. McClelland & Stewart, $40

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DESIGN: Paul+O Architects LOCATION: London, England Paulo Marto and Paul Acland, from Southern Africa and New Zealand respectively, approached this London Victorian with a “frontier” perspective. “We share a strong culture of outdoor living, which we try to bring to our projects in the United Kingdom,” says Marto. “There is always a strong link in our projects between the architecture and the landscape.” To “open up” the house, the architects focused on retooling the rear; retaining the integrity of the street façade was vital. They began with the staircase, relocating it from the back of the home, where it had forced the main rooms to face north to the street. This freed up the south-facing garden view for more windows, which now permit natural light to fill the space. The client originally pushed for an open-plan layout, but Marto and Acland stayed true to the original Victorian plan. Instead, they created “views” from one room to the next, linking spaces without losing the Victorian spirit. They replaced an “unimaginative” single-storey extension with a double-height 6-metre space. With its minimal design and sparse decor, the addition distinguishes itself from the original Victorian, yet unifies the first and second floors. The architects worked with Jofebar—the cutting-edge Portuguese metalworkers—to design an enormous, motorized triple-sash window frame for the rear extension. “Jofebar had already developed a prototype in their factory,” says Acland, “but this house was the first project in the world where the window was installed.” Swiss manufacturer Vitrocsa provided the 6.4-by-4-metre “guillotine” window—two-thirds of which can be open at any time, like the quintessential English sash window. Inside, artificial lighting is operated by an intelligent energy-saving system, which increases or diminishes the amount of artificial light in use, depending on how much natural light is available. SMART DETAIL You might think six metres of glass would be hard to clean, but each section can be brought down to a 4-metre height—a cinch for even an amateur with a ladder. —Ellen Himelfarb MATERIALS PALETTE

Glass (window) Aluminum (window frame, cables) Unpainted cement render (supporting wall) London stock bricks (infill)

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‘Interestingly, many of these Victorian houses would have had two-storey conservatories in the same position.’

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‘It’s visually very clear. By doing a completely modern extension, you understand immediately what is original and what is new.’

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DESIGN: Hudson Architects LOCATION: Cambridge, England This 1912 home, designed by the renowned Arts and Crafts movement member M. H. Baillie Scott, had been given an inelegant extension in the later years of the century, which took little advantage of its garden setting. In 2010, London-based firm Hudson Architects replaced it with a contemporary glass-walled pavilion that provides unimpeded views, affording year-round enjoyment of the garden. Baillie Scott’s original design included an open-air loggia off the back of the house, so architect Anthony Hudson created this new space in that spirit. Four round steel columns support a flat-topped metal-clad roof, while glass panels wrap around the structure, creating what Hudson describes as a “distinct transparent volume.” In addition, the elongated proportions and simple classical style of the pavilion reference a Greek temple. The four walls of the pavilion are made of argon-filled double-glazed panes that require no traditional framing or mullions; the panes, essentially butting together and wrapping around the structural columns, support themselves. The extension connects to the house via a three-foot-long glassenclosed corridor that dovetails with the original threshold to the loggia and “reinforces the conceit that it is a completely separate structure,” Hudson says. “When you leave the main house, you are very aware that you are entering another world.” Even the floor of the bridge is transparent—a 25-millimetre-thick piece of glass that floats about 18 inches off the ground and has stripes etched into it to create a non-slip surface. The pavilion was designed for use in cold weather, and it was tested this past winter, “one of the coldest in England for ages,” Hudson says. Contrary to the expectation that the space would experience a lot of heat loss through the glass walls, the high U-value of the glazing and hot-water underfloor heating combined to keep conditions comfortable. For backup, the architect also installed a hot-water radiator, but he notes the homeowners rarely used it. In summer, the pavilion can get warm, but cross-ventilation is afforded by double doors to the garden on an axis with the glass-walled corridor and with windows on the opposite side of the main house. As well, the roof’s deep overhang provides shading. SMART DETAIL By setting the structure on a low platform of reclaimed bricks that match those of the house, the architect de-emphasized the base and reinforced the subtle impression that the pavilion floats above the ground. —Carolyn Kennedy MATERIALS PALETTE

Glass (walls, corridor) Steel (support columns) and metal (roof) Brick (base) Oak (door frame, floor)

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DESIGN: Meyer Davis Studio LOCATION: New York City As part of a renovation that transformed an eight-unit apartment house into a single-family dwelling, New York City design firm Meyer Davis Studio installed a wall of glass on the back façade, with the goal of bringing as much light as possible into the house. Inside, the house now has a contemporary, open “downtown loft” feel, say design principals Will Meyer and Gray Davis. The modern look extends to the subtly asymmetrical grid of bronze-framed windows on the upper levels and a bank of sliding doors that entice both residents and guests from the ground-floor kitchen out to the 18-by-30-foot yard. The new owners were fortunate to have tall oaks, maples and elms—a natural privacy screen along the two sides of the yard and the rear. “The really beautiful backyard was one inspiration for the makeover,” Meyer says. “It’s so lush and green back there.” They added a low stucco wall with a wooden railing where ivy will grow over time. The unexpected dividend in the garden is the lap pool. At 15 feet wide, it almost spans the yard’s width, and its 4-foot depth is comfortable for a morning swim workout or for the family’s two young children to splash around in. The designers had planned to install the pool flush with the terrace but discovered they couldn’t blast down through the bedrock. So, they raised the pool above the level of the terrace, making it more of a feature in the yard. They also built a surround, back wall and steps of ipê, a hardwood that can withstand New York winters, requires no maintenance and will weather to a beautiful natural silver. The ipê is carried through from the kitchen cabinetry to built-in open storage flanking the barbecue. White Paloma limestone, a durable choice for the terrace floor, adds an element of sophistication, perfect for entertaining. SMART SOLUTION The renovation included bumping out the ground-floor kitchen by 275 square feet, which created a generous terrace off the second floor, where the dining and living areas are located. To facilitate the easy flow of guests from this entertaining level to the backyard, the designers added an iron stair with “a nice little spiral.” It’s a compact solution to aid circulation that has its design counterpart indoors in a massive plaster spiral staircase

inspired by none other than the Guggenheim. —Carolyn Kennedy MATERIALS PALETTE

White Paloma limestone (terrace) Ipê (pool surround, open cabinetry, upper terrace) Stucco (garden walls) Iron (staircase) and bronze (window and door frames)

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Designer Stéphane Parmentier didn’t need a brief for this villa near the village of Sant Josep de sa Talaia, in western Ibiza. “The brief came from the island and from the view—so nice, so peaceful,” he says. Starting with an “empty white box”—in fact, a foundation and blueprints abandoned by a previous owner and snapped up by his client—Parmentier imagined what he would want surrounding him in such a setting, “whether resting in solitude or surrounded by 50 of my friends.”

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A FORMER FASHION DESIGNER’S SKILLFUL BLEND OF ICONIC AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PIECES ELECTRIFIES A MODERN VILLA IN IBIZA, WHERE EVERY ROOM IS OPEN TO THE SEA VIEW. BY ELLEN HIMELFARB PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD

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ashion designers often turn to interiors in the lull between seasons, whether to decorate a New York penthouse, a Mediterranean yacht or a hotel in Marrakech. But few have done an about-face like Stéphane Parmentier’s. The 44-year-old Paris-based designer began his career in the late 1980s at Lanvin, progressing through a stint with Karl Lagerfeld before landing a job as director of women’s ready-to-wear at Givenchy. More than a decade ago, after a string of interiors successes that included designing Singapore Airlines’ first-class and business-class cabins, he turned to home design full-time. He displays an encyclopedic knowledge of classic 20th-century furnishings in a range of projects, from London, Geneva and Paris to the South of France and even Miami, deploying quiet Corbusiers and flamboyant accessories by Jaime Hayón as if they were long-lost lovers. Such are the skills of an old fashion hand: knowing how to pair vintage and contemporary in a fresh, 21st-century way. But as often as not, Parmentier applies his passion for modern furnishings to his own designs. He has put his name to a collection of wood and marble stools for Swiss manufacturer Ormond Editions, and he has fashioned a line of shapely furnishings and accessories through his own practice. In September he will launch a collection of objets for the Paris-based silversmith Christofle, with a line of lighting to follow in late 2011. In 2007 Parmentier completed this sociable seaside villa in Ibiza, near Sant Josep de sa Talaia, using an earth-wind-and-fire palette of whites, tans, yellows and a flash of sky blue. The pièce de résistance is the spectacular view.

Stéphane Parmentier worked with a palette of whites and beiges in the living room, bringing a multi-layered depth to the scene—a more sensual look than simple art-gallery white.

Left: Art and accessories were chosen to create a look that is light and stress-free—especially in winter, when the owner comes to escape the Paris slush. The slash of yellow on the rug elevates the room from calm and tasteful to “Boom. Wow.” It vies for attention with a limited-edition Wind tripod fan by Dutch artist Maarten Baas—in fact, a functional sculpture hand-moulded in chromeglazed clay over the metal workings. Parmentier designed the Finca side table, topping it with a Brasilia lamp (white chrome cylinders on a black base) by Michel Boyer and a white Showtime vase by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón.

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Above: The pines in the garden have almost surreal contours. Similarly, inside, both client and designer chose to pay homage to Spanish surrealist Joan Miró. “I had two solutions,” recalls Parmentier, playfully. “Buy a Miró and have enough money left to decorate about 10 square metres of the house, or frame a Miró poster.” Instead, he built up the space above the fireplace with forms inspired by Miró. Rather than a working fireplace—an idea the client vetoed— Parmentier played on the Ibiza nightlife theme with mirrored disco balls in various sizes. Beside the white Chubby Chair by Marcel Wanders is a pair of Tie and Dye stools by Parmentier himself.

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Right: The home’s elongated architecture lends it serious viewing potential—both out to the sea and within the house itself. The living and dining areas are ideal for entertaining large groups (as the owner is known to do), like a private seaside club. Mirrors and windows of varying shapes play with the views and the abundance of natural light while providing a foil for the home’s strict geometry—quite like the Enterprise coffee table, with its circular cutout, designed by Parmentier for this project. The sofa, upholstered in three different fabrics in contrasting whites, can easily seat eight for sundowners.

Below: The dining room has perhaps the closest relationship to the sun of any room in the house—surrounded, as it is, by windows, a multi-faceted mirror by Parmentier, and a striking view to the kitchen garden through a circular window. “You have a different sunset here every day,” says Parmentier. “At 6 or 7 it glows red inside. In the morning, afternoon, night and at sunset, you get four different looks and colours in here.” Atop the Starship dining table— another Parmentier design—a chromed-plastic Tangle sculpture throws the light around the room. The cool-blue Tulip dining chairs are by Pierre Paulin.

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In the kitchen, the appliances are not entirely tucked away—unseen here are the massive refrigerators and crockery cupboards—but the 21-foot-long limestone island does contain a stainless steel sink, stove, oven and dishwasher. The skateboards mounted on the wall, from Michael Jansen in Berlin, are by Peter Zimmerman. A cutting board designed by Parmentier sits on the counter.

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Above: The sundecks appear to float above the hills fringing the Mediterranean. The metal railings around the pool deck are minimal so as not to block views to Ibiza’s south coast. The teak chaise longues are from Tribù in Paris. Right: The house was built 10 years ago to a depth of just 12 metres (40 feet), so that every room is poolside, facing out to the sea. A corridor runs along the length at the back of the house, in the shadow of Sa Talaiassa, the highest point in Ibiza. “It was a good deal, I must say,” notes Parmentier of the architecture presented to him. “There was nothing to complicate it.” The long, thin footprint, he says, was easy to work with. “The length was quite practical, as there’s only one way to circulate in the house.” Parmentier refers to this simple flow of movement through the house as good “energy.”

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isolated coves and beaches). Meanwhile, coastal towns like the capital, Eivissa, still boast spectacular hilltop churches, tiled villas and architectural landmarks. A giant egg-shaped sculpture in the centre of Sant Antoni de Portmany on the west coast commemorates Christopher Columbus, who, locals claim, was born nearby. Contemporary architects too are being lured by local coffers heaving with tourist dollars. On the east coast, Santa Eulària des Riu is now home to a new stone congress centre by architects Jesús Ulargui Agurruza and Eduardo González Pesquera. Residents from Europe and beyond are contributing to the wealth of modernist architecture, with whitewashed villas perched on cliffsides. In the southern area of Sant Josep de sa Talaia particularly, where entertainment devotees live so close to, yet so far from the city’s nightlife, stepped bungalows with immense windows opening onto the sea lie in wait for guests to jet in from the continent. —E.H.

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IBIZA One of Spain’s Balearic Islands—little sister to Mallorca and Minorca, off Spain’s east coast, near Valencia—220-square-mile Ibiza is the California of Europe. Once a tranquil island of a few thousand Catalan fishermen, it was “discovered” in the 1960s by hippies and artists looking for creative inspiration with some romantic adventure on the side. Their rocky idyll caught on among the masses, particularly dance-music lovers and the DJs who headline at now-legendary clubs like Pacha and Space. Eventually, Ibiza got its own international airport, yacht club and celeb residents—Jade Jagger, Elle Macpherson, Noel Gallagher and DJ Pete Tong among them—along with a reputation as a hedonist’s paradise. Still, many areas of Ibiza have maintained their rural mid-century character. The undeveloped north has just a fraction of Ibiza’s 125,000 residents but the bulk of its pine forest (which protects the island’s most

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Above: The bedrooms presented an opportunity to introduce slightly bolder colour and exhibit the owner’s fine collection of graphic art. Parmentier started with three identical spaces but tweaked the decor in each just slightly with the accessories—like a 1970s yellow plastic chair, called Pastillo, in the master bedroom. Here, a low headboard props up a painting by Paris graphic design collective M/M. The vintage ’70s print to the right, by Joël Ducorroy, was made from a car license plate.

Right: This guest bedroom is like a tiny anthropological museum, stuffed with aboriginal totems and figures from travels in the South Pacific, and, along the wall, vertical works by Iryan Jaya beside the shell sculpture from New Guinea. In this most casual of the three bedrooms, the 2-D artwork—Alphabet posters by graphic designers M/M—is simply tacked up on the wall. The side chair is a ’60s-era piece from Warren Platner’s lounge collection. Linens in sun-bleached yellow nod to the summer-house theme.

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In the master bath, the tub is wrapped with limestone and the vanity is made of limestone slabs; a mirrored wall appears to double their length. Indeed the mirrors are integral to creating illusions: for example, that one is surrounded by lush green forests and mountains. Like all the other rooms in the house, the bathroom is open on the Mediterranean sea side. A large shade, unseen here, can be lowered for privacy.

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Parmentier wanted the home to look at night as if lit by a hundred candles, so he put every light on a dimmer and gave every cupboard its own cache of candles and candlesticks.

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Ibiza is as much about night as it is about sunshine, and Parmentier’s design is just as dynamic after the sun disappears.

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Left: The eastern face of this house, designed by Pennsylvania-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake, sits on the verge of an island forest of loblolly pines. Staggered verticalboard rain-screen siding is positioned over solid walls or, sometimes, overlapping windowed openings. In daylight, one can catch glimpses of sky on the other side of the house, while at night the glow of lamplight creates slivers of warmth. Below: The house looks west over a cordgrass meadow, native to the Atlantic coast. The timber-pile foundation has an endearing man-made quality.

SEA CHANGE SUITABLY RUSTIC AND SENSIBLY MODERN, THIS RUGGED ISLAND GETAWAY WAS DESIGNED TO SIT LIGHTLY ON THE LAND. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD

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Left: The 2,200-square-foot single-family house is composed of prefabricated elements and ready-made components that can be assembled, from the platform up, in six weeks. Assembly begins with floor and ceiling panels (called “smart cartridges”) that distribute radiant heating, water, ventilation and electricity. Wall panels containing insulation, windows, interior finishes and the wood rain screen form the exterior cladding. A key element of KieranTimberlake’s design was that the house be entirely recyclable. It can be disassembled easily and, with parts intact for future use in another capacity, will generate zero waste. Opposite, top left: An aluminum scaffold system, along with a variety of connectors, provides the structural frame. The components can be assembled on-site with a wrench. Opposite, far right: Although the house is quintessentially modern in structure and construction, it retains the low-key, rustic quality of a cabin.

Opposite, bottom left: The eclectic nature of the structure resulted in a variety of different shapes and sizes of windows, such as these slim vertical bands, which filter the sun’s rays and offer a series of uniquely framed vistas of Chesapeake Bay.

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Above: The kitchen offers shipboard efďŹ ciency, with double wall ovens and oor-to-ceiling open and closed storage, along with maximum workspace on two counters. It is open to the living and dining areas and, of course, to the view. Centre: Trees are the very foundation of the house, which sits on a platform supported by timber piles. They offer an organic reference to the area pines and represent minimal intrusion on the land. The house won an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2008. Right: Island weather is constantly changing. The living room above this cosy outdoor sitting area shelters it from the elements.

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With the awnings raised and the accordion-style interior glass doors (shown page 48) folded back out of sight, this Chesapeake Bay getaway becomes an open-air summer house.

sited to offer an open posture to the changing bay view.

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ALL ABOUT THE

BEACH FOR A MALIBU BEACH HOUSE, A CANADIAN ARCHITECT PROVIDED AN INTRIGUING CURVED ROOFLINE AND A RELAXED MODERN VIBE. BY CAROLYN KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNDINE PRÖHL

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Opposite: A wooden walkway—slightly raised, bridge style, over the garden— extends the length of the yard from the entrance of the home to a guest house and two-car garage (not shown) at the front of the property. In the area between the two structures, a dining patio, a lush garden and a water-lily pond comprise an outdoor living space. Top: A panorama of the sea is proffered from the atrium upon entry to the home. Stucco privacy fencing lines the east and west sides of the pool deck out to the beach-side border of the property, but the ocean is in full view beyond a tempered-glass screen designed for wind loads (also at left).

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be sure, a beach house should enjoy spectacular light and views. The challenge was to build these into the design for this Malibu weekend home, yet create maximum privacy from its neighbours— which sit a mere six feet away on either side of an unusually narrow 33-footwide lot within a colony of similarly slim lots. Still, rather than play down the property’s linear dimension, the architects chose to emphasize it in their design of this contemporary California house, completed in 2009. “We decided the circulation through the house should feel long and

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Above: Bamboo planted along the east side of the property creates a “green wall” that allows light in but maintains privacy. Broad, shallow steps are part of a shift in levels that continues through the house, enhancing the impression that it is composed of many distinct areas. The flooring is Pierre de Chanceaux limestone, used in various sizes throughout on floors and walls.

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narrow,” says Taal Safdie, a Montreal native who, with her husband, Ricardo Rabines, heads up the San Diego–based firm Safdie Rabines Architects. The architects placed the main corridor, two staircases and a mezzanine within an atrium that runs along most of the east side of the building and is open above to the home’s full three-storey height. Rooms on both upper and lower levels span the length of the corridors, tucked away behind partial walls that both obscure and reveal them. Heading up the stairs, you’re greeted at the top with a view out to the water; when you go downstairs, as you reach the bottom, the garden is spread out before you. And upon entering the house, you look down the elongated vista of the airy atrium and the ocean is straight ahead. The narrow house needed as much volume as possible within its lofty dimension, so the architects gave it a distinctive vaulted roof, which maximizes space on the upper floor and adds to the expansive feel of the atrium. The vaulted roof has a softer, less traditional look than a peaked roof, Safdie says. In Malibu, where there is a mix of very traditional and very modern homes—many of them extremely formal in look and many unique—this home’s roofline and warm woods are the features that most set it apart. Here, the two elements come together: fixed teak slats across the curved glass ceiling and extending partway down the wall temper the vast scale of the atrium space and create a warmer look than a glass-enclosed house would ordinarily have. They also provide shade and, Safdie notes, cast

Opposite, right: The corridor linking the front to the back of the house is almost eight feet wide, and the three-storey height gives it an added sense of spaciousness. Built-in shelving provides display space for pieces of the owners’ large art collection. This page, top: The tall vertical columns that line the glass atrium wall and the spokes that span the ceiling are left exposed to show the structural makeup of the house and are veneered in teak for a uniform look. The architects worked with their contractor and a metal worker who experimented with mock-ups of slats of varying widths to render the shading effect they wanted for the teak ceiling slats. This page, bottom: Three of the four materials from the architects’ strict palette are represented in the sleek living room: Australian walnut, which wraps from the wall over the fireplace onto the ceiling to create an intimate seating area; a roughened limestone in a grid pattern on the hearth surround (designed by the architects), paired with the more refined honed-limestone floor on the main level; and a backdrop of white walls, against which glass display shelves all but disappear. The fireplace conceals a flat-screen TV on a lift that rises up above the mantel. The living room is at the back of the house, where it affords a full-length view of the pool and, beyond, the Pacific Ocean.

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“really beautiful shadows that change throughout the day.” The nature of a weekend home should be simplicity itself, offering a place one can occupy for short periods without much planning or need for alteration. Complicating things a little, the owners had never before lived in a modern home; and while the husband was game for the experience, the wife specified that the house had to be “extra warm.” The architects responded by assembling a limited palette of materials, an idea that serves and also reinforces the philosophy of simplicity. The entire ground floor is covered in limestone, with a roughened version skirting the pool; the pale sand colour ties in nicely with the beach surroundings. Two woods are in use: teak for the wooden beams in the atrium, built-in cabinetry, and the furniture and finishes in the master bedroom; and Australian walnut, which has the warm, reddish tones of teak but with a more distinctive grain, creating interest on the display cabinetry in the living room, kitchen and dining area. Together, the woods provide warmth within a sleek modern aesthetic. All else in the house is painted white; there’s no desire to fight with the setting. The main event, after all, is the outdoors: the garden and the ocean, and a view of one or the other can be had from any spot in the house. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Above: In the kitchen, Blue Jeans granite, which resembles marble and, observes Safdie, “looks like the ocean,” covers the counters and part of the backsplash, flanked by panels of blue glass. The island’s generous curved shape references the roofline. The public spaces on the main level are entirely open to each other, but the dining room and kitchen are slightly raised above the living area, creating some sense of separation. A bedroom is tucked behind the kitchen, with a den at the front of the house, facing the garden. Right: Each of the five bathrooms was given its own character with a particular type of stone. The powder room boasts Blue Tiger Eye mosaic slabs, but here in the master bath, Pierre de Chanceaux limestone, which has a mottled pattern reminiscent of a sandy beach, lines the walls and the shower floor. In combination with the other materials—Wild Blue Agate slab vanity top; teak ceiling vault, floor and cabinetry; and a glass shower wall spanning the length of the room—the effect merges airy beach-house casual with spa-style luxe.

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THE NATURE OF A WEEKEND HOME SHOULD BE SIMPLICITY ITSELF, OFFERING A PLACE ONE CAN OCCUPY WITHOUT MUCH PLANNING. The ocean-facing back of the house is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall on both levels. On the second floor, the master bedroom has a walkout to a private deck with a glass-panel railing in the same style as the one fronting the pool below. The vaulted ceiling reinforces the sense of space in the room and amplifies the view of sea and sky.

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BING THOM’S URBAN VISION

SEE-THROUGH HOUSE Vancouver, B.C.

The site was a typical 90-foot lot in a good Vancouver neighbourhood, but not particularly distinguished. There were no real views, so to design the house, we had to first design its setting. The home was designed as a pavilion that looks out into five different gardens. We started by asking: What are the garden views we want them to see?

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIC LEHOUX

Celebrated British Columbia architect Bing Thom has made his mark in public spaces in Western Canada and in the United States, Europe and China. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a string of architecture awards, Thom was awarded, this past spring, Architecture Canada/RAIC’s highest honour, its Gold Medal, bestowed for “a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.” Here, in excerpts from his new book, Bing Thom Works, the architect provides an examination of two of his firm’s projects—a unique private residence in Vancouver and an acclaimed theatre renovation in Washington, D.C.

Text and photographs from Bing Thom Works. © 2011, by Bing Thom. Published by Douglas & McIntyre, an imprint of D&M Publishers Inc. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. Text has been abridged and edited.

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When we were about to start construction, the owner asked, “If we had a little bit more money, what else would you do?” We proposed glass bridges in the centre of the house to bring light down into the lower floors. Shown, the recreation room, on the basement level.

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Top: We wanted to wrap the whole roof with zinc, inside and out. The client said, “Let’s do it!” Shown, the second-level tatami room. Right: Finding mature planting material for the gardens was critical. Every weekend, we would go to nurseries to choose each plant and tree, so we knew they would fit in. Every morning when this family gets up to have breakfast, they have a different view of nature. Opposite, top: Because the owners are a young couple from China, we drew inspiration from the beautiful private water gardens in Suzhou [in eastern China], famous for their serenity and distinct pagoda roofs. Opposite, bottom: The 6,000-square-foot house is organized on three levels—living on the main (shown), sleeping on the second, and playing in the basement.

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ABOUT BING THOM • Bing Thom was born in 1940 in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver in 1950.

• In 1966 he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of British Columbia and, three years later, a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

• After graduating from Berkeley, Thom taught architecture at the National University of Singapore and then worked for a year in Tokyo with the acclaimed architect-urbanist Fumihiko Maki.

• Returning to Canada in the early 1970s Thom worked as a project director for Arthur Erickson, who had been his mentor at UBC. Thom oversaw major projects such as the Robson Square complex of government offices and law courts in downtown Vancouver and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

• In 1982 Thom founded his eponymous firm, Bing Thom Architects, based in Vancouver. Among BTA’s many noteworthy projects is the multi-awardwinning Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary, and the Surrey City Centre Library in suburban Vancouver. One of Thom’s best-known projects is the zinc-clad Canada Pavilion for Expo ’92 in Seville, Spain, which was retained as a legacy of the fair.

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• Bing Thom was honoured this year with a Gold Medal from Architecture Canada/RAIC. BTA has also been the recipient of the prestigious Firm Award from Architecture Canada/RAIC, in 2010.

• In 1995 Thom received the Order of Canada, and in 2010 the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. He holds honorary degrees from UBC and Simon Fraser University, as well as an honorary professorship at Tongji University in Shanghai.

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IN MANY RESPECTS, THE WHOLE HOUSE WAS AN R&D PROJECT. WE USED SIMPLE MATERIALS— GLASS, CONCRETE AND STEEL— BUT WE EXPERIMENTED WITH DIFFERENT WAYS OF USING THEM.

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he Arena Stage theatre company’s two heritage buildings, the Fichandler Stage (built in 1960) and the Kreeger Theater (added in 1971) were largely untouched [in the renewal project], but we demolished the connecting structures, including lobbies and offices, burying all the back-of-house administration and classrooms. We added the Kogod Cradle Theater, meant to support the creation of new plays, and celebrated the three theatres—two heritage, one new—by wrapping them in glass, topped by a lavish roof that just happens to be on axis with the Washington Monument. The two existing theatres were refurbished, with the aim of attracting specific audiences: the Fichandler would feature classic American plays, the Kreeger would present contemporary American theatre. The new 200-seat Cradle Theater would nurture emerging plays and voices. Most important was a lobby large enough to allow audiences to mingle during intermissions and at the end of performances. Arena Stage’s creative director, Molly Smith, wanted different audiences to collide and share their Arena experiences.

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In 2010 Bing Thom Architects completed the renewal of the Arena Stage, located in southwest Washington, D.C. The theatre has been widely praised, both for the success of the project itself and for its goal of contributing to the revitalization of the neighbourhood.

One of the key technical requirements we faced in renovating the two existing theatres was to improve their acoustic isolation from outside noise. This was complicated significantly by the fact that the theatres are listed as historic structures; there is not much you can physically alter. To get around this dilemma, we came up with the idea of wrapping the theatres in a transparent building skin that would keep the noise out. This ended up taking the form of a 55-foot-high laminated glass wall surrounding the buildings. We also wanted to maximize transparency. We wanted people passing by to see the activity inside, as well as theatregoers to see out, because there is a great view of the Washington Channel.

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Bottom, left: The lobby and circulation areas are composed of a series of “found” spaces between, around and on top of the theatres. As a result, you can never see the whole space and you are constantly tantalized and intrigued by what might be around the corner. This natural desire to investigate the space is further heightened by providing multiple opportunities to people-watch—allowing the audience to be either actor or voyeur as they explore. Right: In order to maximize the wall’s transparency, we tilted the glass to minimize reflections, similar to an aircraft control tower. Drawing on experiences with big, high, tilted glass windows in two previous projects, we introduced a wooden support system. These are large, heavy timber columns that do double duty. They hold up the roof and they hold up the glass/window system. We wanted the Arena building to be even more transparent than the earlier projects, so we spaced the columns farther apart, allowing us to use bigger sheets of glass. To support this, the columns had to grow in size, but we shaped them into an elliptical form to reduce their visual impact (bottom, right). We designed the base supports for the columns to recall the delicacy of a ballet dancer en pointe.

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The change of scale for people moving from a large lobby to an intimate 200-seat theatre space is quite profound and we did not want it to be too abrupt. For the Cradle Theater, we separated the lobby’s sound and light from the interior of the theatre by bringing the audience in through a narrow spiral entry. By “squeezing” people in, we gave them a unique experience, one that introduced the drama of a new space. So, when they actually enter the small theatre, it seems to be quite a large space in comparison.

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Because the Cradle is meant to nurture new plays, we wanted an oval shape with some character of its own to let the artists feel safe and comfortable taking risks. However, the oval is bad for acoustics; concave walls focus sound to different parts of the interior space, making it harder to hear. We needed an acoustically permeable wall that was also visually enveloping. After experimentation, ďŹ rst with vertical poles and then with horizontal arrangement of boards that sound would leak through, we came up with the idea of weaving horizontal strips of wood like a basket. We brought in a shipwright who taught us how to steam wood, making it pliable enough to take the basket-weave curves. The acoustics worked!

Arena Stage is in a neighbourhood that had never recovered from the destruction associated with a brutal urban renewal attempt in the 1960s. We were convinced that we should reinvent it, that we could create something extraordinary on the original site, and that we could use Arena as a catalyst to reinvigorate the neighbourhood.

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1781B Fenwick Road, Cowichan Bay, BC | $1,800,000

After winning numerous awards, this meticulously restored beauty is available for the right person. Situated at the “highest point on the Comox Peninsula”, the property provides breathtaking 270 degree ocean, bay and glacier views and sits on almost 8 acres, including 800 ft. of waterfront. Included in the sale is a 2 bedroom caretaker home and 8 vehicle/one helicopter “hangar” with heli-pad. Google “Arthur Erickson Filberg House” to find out more.

This spectacular and elegant retreat is set on one of the finest ocean view lots in Cowichan Bay. This architectural masterpiece was completed in 2007 and is a beautiful vision of West Coast glamour. The residence exudes elegance throughout with the master bedroom boasting fantastic views and a lovely 6 piece en suite. The architectural vision is most apparent in the dramatic lines throughout the magnificent home. Enjoy the activity in the village and the harbour from your “top less” glass rails and your ultra low maintenance bricked patios and terraces.

ARTIST’S RETREAT

ISLAND LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCES

233 Owl Lane, Decourcy Island, Nanaimo, BC | $1,500,000 | #301827

189 Colvilleton Trail, Protection Island, Nanaimo, BC | $928,000 | #314864

A secluded waterfront retreat set amongst 4.6 acres of trees is offered for the first time. A home designed with dramatic views to the southwest across 2 miles of the Stuart Channel to mountainous Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Located 10 minutes by boat to Nanaimo and 20 minutes by float plane to Vancouver

With all of the modern conveniences of town yet the seclusion and warmth of a private island, this home has it all. Situated on the lovely .43 acre waterfront lot, this home exudes warmth and elegance. The masterfully thought out design lends itself to 3 large bedrooms with the master situated on the main level with fantastic views of your own boat slip and downtown Nanaimo.

AMY HADIKIN & DONALD BALLARD

1.250.594.4000 | ahadikin@sothebysrealty.ca or dballard@sothebysrealty.ca

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MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS 2230 Chelsea Place, Nanoose Bay, BC | $1,500,000 | #307698 California-style estate located in lovely Fairwinds golf and marina community. Amazing views of the world renowned golf course and ocean views are showcased throughout this distinguished home. This spectacular 5,780 sq. ft. home features an indoor infinity pool complete with fitness area highlighted by a beautiful slate waterfall. An elegant, private master wing contains his and her walk in closets with a stunning en suite with heated floors. Relax on your oversize deck while you watch the eagles soar and the golfers swing. Also available to purchase are two spectacular view lots to protect privacy and captivating views. AMY HADIKIN & DONALD BALLARD

1.250.594.4000 | ahadikin@sothebysrealty.ca or dballard@sothebysrealty.ca

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PERFECTION DEFINED ON MAYNE ISLAND

FRENCH BEACH MASTERPIECE

544 Piggott Road, Mayne Island, BC | $1,250,000 | #288193

2564 Seaside Drive, Shirley, BC | $1,620,000 | #293448

Spectacularly perched at the seas’ edge, this comfortable, immaculate home provides one of the nicest vantage points of Navy Channel on Mayne Island. Wide ocean and island views from all principal rooms and a terrific layout with generous, sun drenched living room. Watch the marine life and traffic in the master suite featuring walk-in closet and deluxe 5-piece ensuite with jetted soaker tub. Come experience this complete package. This one is a step above.

Remarkable seaside enclave near Sheringham Point. Complete privacy with panoramic views, steps to the wild rocky beach, a true West Coast experience. This executive style retreat is built to the highest standards and maximizes this remarkable site. The list of interior features is extensive, and will appeal to the most discerning buyer. This home and land is to be felt as much as it is to be seen.

Exquisite

ACREAGE WITH EXQUISITE VIEWS

GALIANO OCEANFRONT RETREAT

Lot 2, Seymour Road, Gabriola Island, BC | $425,000 | #292114

260 Cayzer Road, Galiano Island, BC | $899,000 | #292111

Bring your architect to this magnificent 5.7 acre, fully serviced parcel of land. Almost 360 degree views of Gulf Islands, Salish Sea and the Sunshine Coast on Gabriola Island — one of the most accessible islands. Comprised of high, level, grassy bluff, that slopes gently to the north and drops dramatically to the south. Three lots to choose from starting at $255,000.

This south facing, mid bank waterfront home has it all. Step through the gate into lush gardens and a fenced yard. Beyond the pathway water views and an inviting home beckons. Many updates throughout: granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwoods, heated tile flooring, 3 fireplaces and more. Stairway leads to your own private beach for oyster gathering and crabbing.

GREG ROWLAND

1.250.882.6680 | growland@sothebysrealty.ca | gregrowland.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


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AN ESTATE FOR THE GENERATIONS

ARTFUL ARCHITECTURE - 360째 VIEWS

1110 Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC l $4,650,000 l #277013

1352 MacKinnon Road, Pender Island, BC l $1,460,000 l #255502

This timeless wood and stone estate has been strongly connected to its low bank oceanfront setting by an aesthetically and technically gifted team of professionals. A thorough understanding of the intricacies of signature architecture is evident throughout the luxurious 6,500 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom floorplan. Set on a private and secure 3 acre point of land with dock.

A contemporary composition in wood, steel and glass with soothing symmetry and a dominant sense of scale, this sensational 4,800 sq. ft.ocean view home trips the light fantastic from its private 4 acre perch. High tech office. Gym. Theatrical organ hall. Romantic master suites. Nirvana in Gulf Island architecture, this home has a spirit entirely its own and will change the way you live.

ON A PRIVATE BEACH

CONTEMPORARY MOUNTAINTOP DESIGN

221 Bayridge Place, Salt Spring Island, BC l $2,480,000 l #286810

160 Wilkie Way, Salt Spring Island, BC | $1,588,000 | #266479

Heather Johnston designed and purpose built, this 3 bedroom West Coast oceanfront home is finished to the highest standard throughout its generously proportioned 2,500 sq. ft. plan. Stone walls flow right through the main floor, while detailed woodwork and beautiful ocean vistas complement the natural use of materials. On a private 2 acres with sandy beaches. So beautiful!

Sensational 3 bedroom residence set on 3 acres with exhilarating ocean, mountain and village views. The open concept 3,000 sq. ft. floorplan adheres to a sleek, streamlined, yet highly functional design ethic that is ideal for both private getaways or large scale entertaining. Easy access from Vancouver, this home is an extraordinary example of high-impact design and total comfort in a dramatic natural environment.

CHRIS & DARLENE HOBBS

1.888.697.1550 | chobbs@sothebysrealty.ca & dhobbs@sothebysrealty.ca | thehobbs.ca

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LIVING IN PARADISE ON THE WEST COAST

WHITE ROCK WATERFRONT ACREAGE

2616 Seaside Drive, French Beach (Greater Victoria), BC | $1,495,000 | #292243

13429 Crescent Road, Surrey, BC | $4,388,000 | #F110307

You’re right above the beach in this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 4,675 sq. ft. West Coast home by architect Jim Merrill. Situated on a 35,000 sq. ft. striking beachfront lot, enjoy 180 degree breathtaking ocean views from all three storeys, including the 2 bedroom guest accommodations.

Rarely available waterfront acreage on the Nicomekl River with a Crescent Road address! 1.7 acres with 250 ft. of waterfront and amazing 180 degree northern views of Nicomekl River, ocean and farm lands. Older West Coast style home that is in need of some TLC, or start over and build your dream home. landucci.ca/37

DONALD ST. GERMAIN

ALI LANDUCCI

1.250.744.7136 | dstgermain@sothebysrealty.ca

1.877.816.8163 | alanducci@sothebysrealty.ca

BRIDGE CREEK ESTATE 100 Mile House, BC |$7,680,000 | #V4023709 Bridge Creek Estate operates on over 2,400+ acres of deeded land and 1,300 acres of grazing licenses, making it one of the largest ranches in the South Cariboo. This historic family ranch is a unique operation combining environmentally sensitive practices, modern infrastructure, beautiful buildings and a stunning land-base. The impressive locally-designed main building is log-built and includes horse stalls, a professional office and a second floor, 2 bedroom caretaker suite, over looking the valley. The property has several building sites with a view overlooking Exeter Lake and Heron Ridge, perfect for a custom executive home offering both privacy and easy access to amenities. landucci.ca/35 ALI LANDUCCI

1.877.816.8163 | alanducci@sothebysrealty.ca | landucci.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


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VALHALLA SKIES Slocan Lake, West Kootenays, BC | $1,900,000 | #K193520 Valhalla Skies is situated on Slocan Lake, one of the most pristine lakes in the world. Breathtaking views of Valhalla Wilderness Park, Slocan Lake and the Selkirk mountains from every room of this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, architecturally designed post and beam home. 3 waterfalls on Memphis Creek run through the 24 acres and spectacular trails lead to 750 ft. of lakefront with decks and a picturesque bridge crossing the creek. Separate wood fired sauna house with stone shower and sleeping loft, 3 car garage with unfinished suite above, beautiful gardens and ponds and a state-of-theart year round micro hydro system, telephone and internet connection provide a perfect home, retreat, or investment. EROCA RYON

1.250.505.9815 | eryon@sothebysrealty.ca | valhallaskies.ca

AT YOUR LEISURE - TOTAL PRIVACY 5437 Clearwater Valley Road, Clearwater, BC | $990,000 | #90888 This 1997 spacious 2,700 sq. ft., custom designed home sits on 65 acres in Wells Gray Park, offers two storeys of bright open spaces for living and dining with an open kitchen concept on the second floor, 16 ft. vaulted ceilings and large floor-to-ceiling south exposure windows. Two covered decks up to 120 sq. ft. to enjoy the spectacular views of mountains, the creek and forest. There are 4 bedrooms with the master bedroom, bathroom and laundry room upstairs and 3 bedrooms, bathroom, cold room and recreation room on the lower level. Efficient in-floor heating on both floors, steel roof, satellite dish for media programming, security and audio system roughed-in. 2 car attached garage. The heritage log cabin on the property is excellent for guest house usage. DAN MORRISON

1.604.929.2152 | dmorrison@sothebysrealty.ca

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STAN VAN WOERKENS

1.604.306.2550 | svanwoerkens@sothebysrealty.ca

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OKANAGAN COLLECTION Within British Columbia’s interior, the thriving Okanagan has become known for its incredible, picturesque views of the lake, popular wine regions such as Oliver, Naramata and Kelowna and access to world class skiing, golf and resorts. The Okanagan Collection is a distinct representation of the fine estate properties and residences throughout the Okanagan Valley. For more information about the Okanagan and available properties please contact Christa Frosch. CHRISTA FROSCH

1.604.306.7742 | cfrosch@sothebysrealty.ca | okanagancollection.com vineyardcollection.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


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CUL-DE-SAC HOME IN EDGEMONT VILLAGE

TROPHY ESTATE PROPERTY

3025 Griffin Place, North Vancouver, BC | $1,983,000 SOLD

4388 Prospect Road, North Vancouver, BC | $2,175,000 | #V881830

High ceilings with moldings and wainscotting on the main floor with a gourmet kitchen, semiprivate dining room, family room with walkout patio, and a living room. Two flights of stairs lead to the upper floor with a master suite, two en suite bedrooms and fourth bedroom.

30,000 sq. ft. private estate at the top of Prospect Road, backing on to the green belt of Grouse Mountain. A winding driveway through mature trees leads to an architecturally-distinctive home featuring open spaces, sloped ceilings, a soaring 2 storey entrance and over-sized windows with panoramic south-west views.

DAN MORRISON

1.604.929.2152 | dmorrison@sothebysrealty.ca

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STAN VAN WOERKENS

1.604.306.2550 | svanwoerkens@sothebysrealty.ca

LUXURY YALETOWN LOFT

ERICKSON INSPIRED BOUTIQUE RESIDENCE

504-1180 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC | $1,198,000 | #V884993

202 - 977 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC | $1,698,000 | #V883748

Luxury Yaletown loft in “The McMaster”. Features include: spectacular open plan with 1,347 sq. ft. of luxurious living space, heritage details such as exposed brick, recycled timber beams and fir floors, garage door style windows, gourmet chef inspired kitchen, spa-like en suite, 10 ft. ceilings. The ultimate in urban living in the heart of Yaletown.

Stunning architecture, upscale finishings, and close-in panoramic views are most evident in this Erickson inspired Fairview Slopes 2 bedroom + den home. Add a private office, a common boardroom, 2 parking, and you’ll never find another like it!

JACQUIE SWAISLAND

1.604.202.1000 | jswaisland@sothebysrealty.ca

STEVE MITCHELL CLIVE BENJAFIELD

1.604.418.6726 | smitchell@sothebysrealty.ca 1.604.803.5050 | cbenjafield@sothebysrealty.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


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PARADISE RETREAT HOME

LUXURY ESTATE LIVING

Cortes Island, BC | $5,689,000

7629 Burris Street, Burnaby, BC | $12,800,000 | # V881747

A paradise retreat home with the most exquisite beachfront setting possible. This 5,000 sq. ft. Cortes Island home sits on 47 acres including 5,200 ft. of sandy beaches. It has quality finishings, a 25 metre lap pool, a living garden roof and breathtaking ocean views from its numerous decks.

World class estate situated on a 1.36 acre private & secure lot. A striking mansion of luxurious living with extremely high end finishings throughout. The property is encased with an exotic landscape, tennis and racquet ball courts, custom pool and 4 car garage.

QUINTESSENTIAL CITY HOME

HAMPTON STYLE HOME

503 - 1139 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC | $3,999,000 | # V873934

4471 N Piccadilly Street, West Vancouver, BC | $3,250,000 | #V881331

This two level gorgeous Two Harbour Green apartment is the quintessential city home. There is great separation of bedrooms from the living, eating, and entertaining areas. With 17 ft. ceilings in the living areas and a massive 700 sq. ft. patio off the kitchen and over 2,400 sq. ft. in size. A corridor ocean view that will never be blocked and a layout that catches lots of morning and afternoon sun.

Offering spectacular city and ocean views, this 5,000 sq. ft. home is built for entertaining with a grand dining room with vaulted ceiling, sunken living room and expansive decks and patios galore. Special features include Downsview kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, huge office with magnificent view, large rec room, 4 fireplaces and even an elevator for ease of access.

GRANT CONNELL & JAMIE MACDOUGALL

1.604.992.2282 | gconnell@sothebysrealty.ca or jmacdougall@sothebysrealty.ca | grantandjamie.com

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


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A PREMIUM PROPERTY IN A PRIME LOCATION

A GEM IN VANCOUVERS CROWN

6337 Larch Street, Vancouver, BC | $3,280,000 | #V885553

2868 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, BC | $3,888,000 | #V888358

Completely remodeled heritage style home on a prime Kerrisdale lot. Main floor features a fully renovated traditional style kitchen overlooking the back yard. Gleaming wood floors run throughout the house. 3 spacious bedrooms up as well as a fully developed full height lower level.

With unobstructed views of the water and mountains this spectacular 3 storey home has been finished to the highest of standards: marble counter tops, home theatre system and hot tub! Open plan layout is perfect for entertaining and the beautifully landscaped garden is perfect for summer BBQs. Pictures and floorplan at carros.ca

ANDREW CARROS GREG CARROS

1.604.787.2882 | acarros@sothebysrealty.ca 1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY

WORLD-RENOWNED PROPERTY

Twin Islands, Belcarra, BC | $1,290,000 | #V884750

1968 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC | $3,780,000 | #V871793

A rare 3.48 acre waterfront paradise just 7 minutes from Deep Cove by boat. This secret hideaway comes complete with a new dock allowing for deep-water moorage. Completely renovated cottage with micro hydro electrical system. Lovely exposures and swimming from the beach. Potential for future subdivision. Pictures and floor plan at carros.ca

Boasting a fabulous location just west of Denman, this Tudor styled B&B has an impeccable 20year record of successful operations and is currently zoned RM5B. A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Vancouver history, it is located just steps to Stanley Park and English Bay. Pictures and floor plan at carros.ca

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

GREG CARROS

1.604.603.5730 | gcarros@sothebysrealty.ca

E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently owned and operated.


SOO N TO B E R E L E AS E D, T H E PE N T H O U S E C O L L E C T I O N AT

An exclusive offering of spacious and luxurious contemporary penthouse residences resting on top of one of Victoria’s most iconic historic buildings, and located in Victoria’s vibrant and historic Old Town District. www.hudsonliving.ca/penthousecollection

Robert Milloy 1.250.881.4737 Canadian Owned and Operated


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MAGNIFICENT GATED ESTATE ON LAKE SIMCOE

KEE HOUSE CREDITDALE FARM

1775 Ridge Road West, Barrie, ON | $12,000,000 | #X2020211

8028 Creditview Road, Brampton, ON | $2,500,000

Magnificent gated estate on approximately 10.18 acres on Kempfelt Bay with 385 ft. of shoreline on Lake Simcoe. Boasting 16,920 sq. ft. of grandeur just 1 hour from Toronto. 22 ft. ceiling, master spiral staircase, 12 bedrooms, 14 washrooms, 1+3 kitchens, two 1 bedroom guest suites, billiards room, library, indoor swimming pool, boat house with marine railroads, cabana at water edge.

This designer ready home is one of the most unique homes in Brampton- a circa 1876 home fully modernised to smart home status. The surrounding acreage provides an opportunity for farming, horse riding and a respite from the hectic business day. A perfect opportunity for a gentleman farmer, create your own “duchy”.

ALEX PINO

FRI **

VERONICA LORD

FRI **

1.416.825.9748 | apino@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.505.3911 | vlord@sothebysrealty.ca

GRAHAM CONNAUGHTON**

1.647.500.3798 | gconnaughton@sothebysrealty.ca

GOLFER’S RETREAT

SECLUDED 6 ACRE LAKEFRONT ESTATE

347427 Fifteen Side Road, Mono, ON

83 Lele Lane, South Frontenac Township, ON | $1,999,000

Quaintly nestled in the Hockley Valley, this luxurious 6 bedroom home is the ideal spot for the passionate golfer looking for the tranquility of country living. Practice your swing on the professionally constructed, 270 yard, par 4 hole, or enjoy a round at one of the top rated courses located nearby. www.hockleyhome.com

Situated on a secluded, 6 acre point of land on Labelle Lake, surrounded by the natural wilderness of Frontenac Provincial Park, sits this exceptional, custom built home. A four-season paradise for someone with a passion for outdoor adventures. Luxurious features and finishes contrast the natural and rugged landscape. www.labellelake.com

ANDY TAYLOR** LISA CLARK*

1.416.960.9995 | ataylor@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.960.9995 | lclark@sothebysrealty.ca

LISA CLARK*

1.416.960.9995 | lclark@sothebysrealty.ca

*Sales Representative. **Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.


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URBAN OUTDOOR LIVING AT ITS FINEST

LUXURY YORKVILLE TOWNHOME

20 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON | $1,795,000 | #C2069100

124 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, ON | $3,795,000

One-of-a-kind penthouse suite with a large 1,000 sq. ft. terrace and incredible 270 degree views. Seamless flow in over 2,000 sq. ft. of living space with exceptional kitchen, wine cellar and layout perfect for entertaining. Steps away from the financial core, the harbourfront, theatre district and fine dining.

Welcome to 124 Hazelton Avenue, an attractive and spacious 4,900 sq. ft. home on three levels plus lower level. Recently built with all the bells and whistles including: 4 bedrooms plus den, 5 bathrooms, elevator, Crestron automation system, wine cellar, private driveway with 2 car parking and a maintenance free garden.

ANDY TAYLOR**

1.416.960.9995 | ataylor@sothebysrealty.ca

1.416.450.1942 | jburtnick@sothebysrealty.ca

JIM BURTNICK**

SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS

ART DECO MEETS 2011

68 Chine Dr, Toronto, ON | $1,150,000 | #E2096085

Suite 103 - 295 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON | $699,000

‘Sherwood’ often quoted as the most romantic house in Canada and featured in the book ‘The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of’ is nestled in a ravine setting. Built in 1919, this unique home and coach house entertains hand painted gold leaf walls and an Inglenook fireplace.

In the midst of epic mansions is the iconic Creed Building. This particular two storey suite boasts 12 ft. ceilings, a custom spa steam room and sunken Jacuzzi tub, as well as all of the expected upgrades in any Yorkville home.

TREVOR RODRIGUES* LEE BYERS

*

1.416.809.1945 | trodrigues@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.960.9995 | lbyers@sothebysrealty.ca

JESSICA LEUNG* MICHELE LEUNG

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1.416.895.7288 | jleung@sothebysrealty.ca 1.416.895.7288 | mleung@sothebysrealty.ca

*Sales Representative. **Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.


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GORGEOUS OAKVILLE LAKEFRONT

CLASSIC HISTORY MEETS MODERN GLAMOUR

16 Birch Hill Lane, Oakville, ON | $2,490,000 | #2029144

40 First Street, Oakville, ON | $6,449,000 | #2025997

Own a piece of Oakville’s gorgeous lakefront. Beautifully maintained bungalow in a quiet enclave. Professionally landscaped property with salt water pool, waterfall, spa and cabana. Main floor master suite, 4 lower level bedrooms with 2 baths, plus many additional features. Built to entertain indoors and out with extensive decking overlooking lake.

One of Oakville’s most impressive residences. Steps to the lake and downtown. Beautifully restored & recently renovated with elegant features and stunning accents including 6+ bedrooms and 3+2 baths, custom kitchen, stunning family room, luxurious dining room and relaxing master suite, fresh interior designs, media room, saltwater pool 6,000+ sq. ft.

THE LOFTS

COUNTRY IN THE CITY

350 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON | Starting at $999,000 | #2029658

1063 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON | $1,299,000 | #2028317

The Lofts downtown Oakville feature exclusive offerings of 4 urban lofts in the heart of Oakville. This contemporary design caters to an active lifestyle, while the location lends itself to the vibrant downtown Oakville community and the numerous shops and to fine dining restaurants.

Nestled into an unbelievable setting, this unique combination of home and property offers a year round entertaining paradise for both family and friends. Gourmet kitchen, large concrete pool, summer party barn~the perfect summer cottage alternative. Truly an overall amazing combination of character and designer decor.

SAUNDERS , SAXTON, & WINTER

1.888.413.0184 | saunderssaxtonwinter.com

*Sales Representative. **Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.


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GORGEOUS RIVERSIDE CHURCH CONVERSION

ULTIMATE NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

230 St. Andrew Street East, Fergus, ON | $624,900 | # X2079382

63 Firelane 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON | $2,500,000 | #20139711

The rich character of stained glass, old beams, 17 ft. cathedral ceilings and gleaming wood trim complement the contemporary comfort of the expansive and completely updated living space. A truly unique lifestyle or commercial opportunity in the heart of historic Fergus. 4 bedrooms, 9 parking spaces, riverside decks and much more. www.230StAndrew.com

Year round custom beach house of 5,885 sq. ft. on 1.5 acres offers an oasis of rarefied living. Enjoy Riparian rights, sand beach for watercraft, salt water pool, 3 upper terraces, 10 sets of garden doors, widow’s walk with panoramic views of vineyards, peach orchards and lake, and beautiful finishings of mahogany floors and cherry cabinetry. Located 10 minutes from theatres and shops.

BRENNAN AGUANNO*

1.416.834.4708 | baguanno@sothebysrealty.ca

SALLY MCLEOD - MILLER *

1.905.988.3019 | smcleodmiller@sothebysrealty.ca

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE COUNTRY INN

THE VICTORIAN VILLAS

40 Platoff Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON | $1,950,000 | #20140480

124 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON | Fractional from $69,900

Circa 1859 & served as the town’s first public school. Transformed in 2002 into a successful 6 room country inn using exquisite craftsmanship. Front foyer opens 40 ft. to the upper levels Private owners quarters. Located in the heart of the Heritage District.

Introducing fractional ownership in the prettiest town in Canada, in a 5-Star residential community. From $69,900. Register today for priority registration www.TheVictorianVillas.com. Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Ask agent for details.

GLENN BRAZEAU*

1.905.321.9075 | gbrazeau@sothebysrealty.ca

NANCY BRAZEAU*

1.905.371.4234 | nbrazeau@sothebysrealty.ca

*Sales Representative. **Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.


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PRIVATE WATERFRONT ESTATE

WATERFRONT - LIVE, WORK & PLAY

1400 Sandy Bay Road, Georgian Bay, ON | $4,988,000 | #X1984804

Port Carling, Lake Muskoka, ON | $2,888,000 | #X2010757

Located on 24+ acres, this 8 bedroom estate overlooks approximately 600 ft. of waterfront with white, sandy beaches! Designed to appreciate spectacular views over Georgian Bay, this 9,000+ sq. ft. residence boasts a 4-season sunroom and indoor pool. The acreage also includes a boathouse with living quarters and a 1 bedroom guest cabin.

Amazing income opportunity, development potential, suitable family compound on 5.6 acres with 300 ft. shoreline. Newly furnished 1-4 bedroom cottages with cathedral ceilings and water views. Classic 10 room motel. Modern 4 bedroom residence with open concept design and stone fireplace.

ALLISON PARENT

*

1.416.910.4507 | aparent@sothebysrealty.ca

LISA- MARIE DOOREY ** MAX HAHNE **

1.416.960.9995 | ldoorey@sothebysrealty.ca 1.705.441.5800 | mhahne@sothebysrealty.ca

ARCHITECTURAL GEM

BOLD OCEAN VIEWS

15762 Georgian Bay Shore, Georgian Bay, ON | $1,050,000 | #X2105499

1017 Long Cove Road, Port Medway, NS | $1,275,000 | #7959

First time offered...20 years to create. Hand hewn 53 ft. White Pine timbers, reclaimed hemlock floors, walls, dry stacked stone fireplace, Muskoka room, 4 bedrooms, 2 gorgeous bathrooms, custom kitchen with Wolf 6 burner gas stove, granite island, extensive cedar decks, new dock. Furnished. Approximately 2 acres, 300 ft. shoreline, beach, forest, sunsets. 20 minutes from Honey Harbour.

After searching the east coast for the perfect oceanfront, the beautiful South Shore was selected for the architect’s home, 30 minutes to Lunenburg & 90 minutes to Halifax. Designed to be self sustaining, includes green design and complements the landscape. This 3,000 sq. ft. home has magnificent ocean views. Enjoy a private sandy beach and 800 ft. of ocean frontage on 3.5 acres.

LISA- MARIE DOOREY **

ANN - MARIE MCPHEE *

1.416.960.9995 | ldoorey@sothebysrealty.ca

1.416.960.9995 | ammcphee@sothebysrealty.ca

*Sales Representative. **Broker. E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.


INDEX INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

SUMMER 2011

Where to find the architects, designers, products and manufacturers in this issue

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INTERIOR DESIGN

Designs for Easy Living Two-Family Cottage pp. 16–19 Architecture by YH2 Architecture, yh2architecture.com Wall cut-out night lights, Transformation Éclipse Inc., Boucherville, Que., transformationeclipse.com; design by YH2 Architecture

In the Heat of the Sun pp. 34–45 Design by Stéphane Parmentier, stephaneparmentier.com

Urban Spa p. 20 Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal, Montreal, Que., scandinave.com Architecture by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, saucierperrotte.com Pocket-Size Patio Bar p. 21 Happinez Wine Bar, Saint John, N.B., happinezwinebar.com Architecture by Acre Architects, theacre.ca In Good Taste p. 22 2008 Mission Hill Family Estate Perpetua Chardonnay, missionhillwinery.com 2008 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, cloudybay.co.nz 2009 Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc, grgich.com 2007 Hidden Bench Winery Locust Lane Vineyard Riesling, hiddenbench.com Miro Flowers dinnerware by Diane von Furstenberg, dvf.com. At The Bay, hbc.com Taste Buds and Molecules, McClelland & Stewart, mcclelland.com Living Space Open House pp. 24–31 1. Architecture by Paul + O Architects, paul-o-architects.com 2. Architecture by Hudson Architects, hudsonarchitects.co.uk 3. Design by Meyer Davis Studio Inc., meyerdavis.com

pp. 36–37 Chubby armchair by Marcel Wanders, from Slide; marcelwanders.com, slidedesign.it My Design, Paris, 33 01 44 97 99 08 Wind tripod fan by Maarten Baas, Tools Gallery; maartenbaas.com, toolsgallery.com Brasilia lamp by Michel Boyer; Galerie Guillaume de Casson; michel-boyer.com, galeriedecasson.com White Showtime Collection vase by Jaime Hayón for BD Ediciones de Diseño; hayonstudio.com, bdbarcelona.com/ en/products/accessories/showtime_vases.php Aboriginal painting, Galerie Yapa, Paris, 33 01 42 96 24 45 Marble obelisk by Yann Barrère Tie and Dye stools by Stéphane Parmentier for Ormond Contemporary Editions; stephaneparmentier.com, ormond-editions.com Area rug designed by Stéphane Parmentier, made by Hartley’s of Paris; stephaneparmentier.com, hartleytissier.com/en/cache Enterprise coffee table, Finca side table, sofa, all by Stéphane Parmentier, stephaneparmentier.com pp. 38–39 Chromed-plastic Tangle sculpture, purchased at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), moma.org Multi-faceted mirror by Stéphane Parmentier, stephaneparmentier.com Cool-blue Tulip dining chairs by Pierre Paulin, pierrepaulin.com. My Design, Paris, 33 01 44 97 99 08 Lacquer dining room table by Stéphane Parmentier, made by Pascal Michalon; stephaneparmentier, pascalmichalon.fr Cutting board by Stéphane Parmentier, stephaneparmentier.com Mekanism skateboards by Peter Zimmerman, Galerie Michael Janssen, galeriemichaeljanssen.de pp. 40–41 Teak chaise lounges, tribu.com pp. 42–43 Silkscreen poster Republic of Desire, by M/M, Haunch of Venison; mmparis.com, haunchofvenison.com Tristar bedside table by Stéphane Parmentier, stephaneparmentier.com Vintage shell necklace by Iryan Jaya, KsaR, ksarliving.com

Silkscreen poster The Alphabet (Generic), by M/M, Haunch of Venison; mmparis.com, haunchofvenison.com Vintage ’70s print by Joël Ducorroy Moulded armchair by Warren Platner, Guillaume de Casson Gallery, galeriedecasson.com Aluminum Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair; starck.com, emeco.net

PHOTO ESSAY Sea Change pp. 46–51 Architecture by KieranTimberlake, kierantimberlake.com

ARCHITECTURE All About the Beach pp. 52–57 Architecture by Safdie Rabines Architects; project manager, Scott Maas; safdierabines.com Interior design by Chris O’Connor at Christopher O’Connor Design Inc., christopheroconnordesign.com Contractor, Richard Holtz Inc.; project superintendent, Larry Dubey, richardholz.com Landscaping, Leigh Kyle at Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, sp-land.com Lighting designer, Ronit Fraenkel at Lighting Design Alliance, lightingdesignalliance.com Pierre de Chanceaux limestone, Exquisite Surfaces, xsurfaces.com Corridor pottery and glass pieces, Unici, unici.us Teak pool furniture, Summit Furniture, summitfurniture.com Pool furniture fabric, Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com Weather-resistant woven pool furniture, Dedon, supplied by Janus et Cie; dedon.de/en/, janusetcie.com pp. 53–54 Bowl on coffee table, Unici, unici.us Black Mosaic granite on coffee-table top, Unique Stone Imports, uniquestoneimports-sd.com Fabric on sofa, John Hutton Textiles at David Sutherland, davidsutherlandshowroom.com Pillows on sofa, Christopher O’Connor Design Inc., christopheroconnordesign.com Sofa-pillow fabric, Pollack & Associates, pollackassociates.com Black pottery on shelves, Ron Dier through William Switzer, williamswitzercollection.com Custom limestone fireplace surround, designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, from Exquisite Surfaces; safdierabines.com, xsurfaces.com

Woodworkers/Millwork, Austrian Style Woodwork Ltd., austrianstylewoodwork.com; Steve Miller at Miller Woodworking, 310-257-6806 Living room sofa, A. Rudin, arudin.com pp. 56–57 Blue Jeans granite kitchen countertop, Unique Stone Imports, uniquestoneimports-sd.com Bowls, Nambé, Unici, Alessi; nambe.com, unici.us, alessi.com Dacor range, Miele coffee maker, Thermador refrigerator; dacor.com, miele.ca, thermador.ca Kitchen chairs, A. Rudin, arudin.com Chair in master bath, Christopher O’Connor Design Inc., christopheroconnordesign.com; chair fabric, Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com Lighting in master bath, designed by Safdie Rabines Architects, safdierabines.com Stone, granite, marble, Unique Stone Imports, uniquestoneimports-sd.com Pierre de Chanceaux limestone, Exquisite Surfaces, xsurfaces.com Master bed, A. Rudin, arudin.com. Bedding, Christopher O’Connor Design Inc., christopheroconnordesign.com; bedding fabrics, Osbourne & Little, osborneandlittle.com Custom built-in Pierre Frey night stands, pierrefrey.com Deck furniture, Dedon, supplied by Janus et Cie, dedon.de/en/, janusetcie.com

ARCHITECTURE Bing Thom’s Urban Vision pp. 58–67 Architecture by Bing Thom Architects, bingthomarchitects.com

GRACE NOTE Standing Tall p. 90 Museum of Anthropology, moa.ubc.ca

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t was designed to house artifacts that have stood the test of time, but in May, Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology was honoured with a major architectural award for its own enduring value. Long considered one of Arthur Erickson’s finest works, the MOA is one of four buildings to receive the prestigious Architecture Canada/RAIC Prix du XXe Siècle Award, which recognizes the lasting excellence of significant Canadian architecture. Erickson’s 1970s design—inspired by First Nations culture and the rugged British Columbia coast—features massive concrete beams and a 15-metre-high glass wall of windows that set a perfect stage for stunning three-storey totem poles while drawing in the dramatic forest and cliffside landscape. “When you come down the ramp into the Great Hall and it

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opens up in front of you, it just takes people’s breath away,” says Moya Waters, MOA’s associate director. “We don’t like to use the word cathedral, but it has that majesty, [the] feeling that you’re in a very special place.” A subtler, more intimate tone in areas designed to house smaller artifacts was achieved with lower ceilings and sheltering cedars nearby. And while the building has undergone a major expansion, completed in 2008, museum staff have worked closely with Erickson and his contemporaries to ensure that the architect’s original vision is honoured. “It’s an iconic building in an iconic surrounding,” says Waters, who is thrilled that the MOA garnered the award. “I don’t think it will ever age. It will always be amazing.” —Jennifer Van Evra

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