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Category: Architecture

old Royal Naval College Greenwich LONDON

  Maritime Greenwich is a World UNESCO Heritage Site – since 1997 – The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they […]

mid century MODERN homes YVR

West Coast Modern – Is both how the building situates on the landscape and how the interiors relate to nature – connecting to the environment…

1930s MILANO villa necchi campiglio

selected leading Milan Architect Piero Portaluppi (1888-1967) who was already building several residences in the neighbourhood.  With a distinctive career in architecture, city planning, decorative arts, restoration, exhibition display as well as writing and teaching. Portaluppi was well established and considered brilliant and creative.

MILAN poldi pezzoli MUSEO

his former private Palazzo from the 17th century, now Museo, is located on Via Manzoni, Milan (near Teatro alla Scala) is the private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) who was the last heir of the possessions of two prominent families.

MILAN bagatti valsecchi

Villa Bagatti Valsecchi. A mansion located between Via Gesu and Via Santo Spirito in Milan,  Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi’s extraordinary collections showcasing their love for the past and the Italian Renaissance

lingyen MOUNTAIN temple

Buddist Temple in Richmond, BC – an off shoot of Lingyen Shen Monastery Taiwan. Ling Yen Mountain Temple built 1996, in the Chinese Palatial Style.  View inside the inner Courtyard. […]

WHISTLER audain art museum

Nestled in the forest next to the Fitzsimmons River facing Blackcomb Way, the Audain Art Museum is a worthy visit next time you are on the mountain.

1913 private VANCOUVER club

A beauty of architecture on Hastings – designed by architects Sharp and Thompson in the style of London’s Victorian Gentleman’s Club and the front facade seems unchanged since built in […]

arthur ERICKSON architecture west van

Arthur Charles Erickson (1924-2009) – Vancouver Architect and urban planner – internationally known for his futuristic designs and commercial architecture – Monteverdi Estates in West Vancouver was one of his […]

VHF HERITAGE home tour

  1912 The Crescent, Shaughnessy – converted to 3 townhomes in 1989 with the addition of a coach  house as a 4th home as well as parking garage. View from upper […]

lighthouse

rennie MACKINTOSH glasgow

Architect and Artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868 – 1928 Born in Glasgow he has become one of the most celebrated architects of his generation.  He is celebrated for his use […]

the MACKINTOSH house

Ok, I was so excited I made the effort to see this Mackintosh House in the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow.

GLASGOW city chambers

Built in the 1880s in George Square, the City Chambers is the headquarters of council serving the City of Glasgow.  Enter through a loggia and be met with a mosaic […]

historic HOME of England Tour May 2016

Cottages, castles, royal palaces and other architectural gems viewed with a Blue Badge guide throughout the Tour. This is a small group of 16 on a private bus for transportation staying at four star hotels in London, Bath and Royal Tunbridge Wells.