Category: Architecture

  • 8 places to visit in BEAUTIFUL BATH

    8 places to visit in BEAUTIFUL BATH

    Something about the combination of magnificent Georgian architecture, rolling hills landscape, historic Roman baths and a pretty 13th century Abbey that is pure elegance has me returning for my fourth visit… my favourite places to visit when in Bath Somerset England

  • old Royal Naval College Greenwich LONDON

    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 are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen’s House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian building…

  • mid century MODERN homes YVR

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. The Six Goals of Lingyen Mountain Temple, located in the front office/library 15′ Gilded Buddha – activities prevented us from entering this main hall of…

  • WHISTLER audain art museum

    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

    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 1913. The Vancouver Club was formed in 1889 and was a private gentleman’s club.  There were many private clubs at this time – early days…

  • arthur ERICKSON architecture west van

    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 lesser known residential works – a series of 20 unique detached units of 2000 – 3000 sq’ on seven acres – designed to sensitively preserve…

  • emily CARR house

    emily CARR house

    Emily Carr, Canadian Artist, Writer and Adventurer – a National Treasure.

  • VHF HERITAGE home tour

    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 floor of center unit – overlooking added coach house + garden to city. 1936 Barber Residence – early Modern Architecture in Vancouver and first known…

  • A memorable evening in a 100 year old Shaughnessy Home

    A memorable evening in a 100 year old Shaughnessy Home

    A special evening in the beautiful Disher House on Angus Drive, Shaughnessy Vancouver. Most Memorable.

  • rennie MACKINTOSH glasgow

    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 of space, light, colour and treating the whole room as a complete work of art by also custom designing the furniture, fixtures, fireplaces for that…

  • the MACKINTOSH house

    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.