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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Waterfall Buiding

I knew a couple who used to live in Arthur Erickson's Waterfall Building but I was too uneducated to appreciate it at the time. Looking back, I wish I had explored it more and taken more photographs. Now I just have to rely on a Google Image search to share with you this important piece of design in Vancouver.

"The building was designed in 1996 with Nick Milkovich Architects. The concrete and glass structure houses units for artists that combine living and work space. The focal point of the project is the central skylit gallery that makes use of innovative steel trusses to hold up the large sloped glass front. Steel is also key in its use in the construction and detailing of the balconies, stairs and enclosures -- the lightness and texture of which creates a sharp contrast with the heaviness of the exposed concrete frame." - Text from University of Waterloo

Fans of the TV show The L Word may also recognize this building as it was a prominent location for the series.

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