Vancouver, British Columbia

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  Nicknamed “Hollywood North,” Vancouver has become a favored filming spot for innumerable movies due to an offering of tax breaks, temperate climate, and attractive appearance. But more than just a pretty face, the city is currently in the midst of a frenzy of design activity and urban development.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    Nicknamed “Hollywood North,” Vancouver has become a favored filming spot for innumerable movies due to an offering of tax breaks, temperate climate, and attractive appearance. But more than just a pretty face, the city is currently in the midst of a frenzy of design activity and urban development. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  “Things that happen in other cities in five or ten years happen here in half a year,” says Arbel, pointing to Gastown as one example of rapid recent development.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    “Things that happen in other cities in five or ten years happen here in half a year,” says Arbel, pointing to Gastown as one example of rapid recent development. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  Lavish tile treatment and intricately-etched elevator doors are found inside the Art Deco Marine Building.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    Lavish tile treatment and intricately-etched elevator doors are found inside the Art Deco Marine Building. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  The Salt Tasting Room is the perfect place for a nightcap after a long day of seeing the sights.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    The Salt Tasting Room is the perfect place for a nightcap after a long day of seeing the sights. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  A masterful tribute to both aquatic ardor and to the intricacies of carving by hand, the Marine Building remains a well-preserved piece of Vancouver’s Art Deco past.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    A masterful tribute to both aquatic ardor and to the intricacies of carving by hand, the Marine Building remains a well-preserved piece of Vancouver’s Art Deco past. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  “Many of Erickson’s buildings have a cold Brutalism about them; [with the Museum of Anthropology] he’s achieved a balance between that with the warmth in his treatment of windows,” says Omer Arbel. “The way the light comes in is almost a mystical experience.”  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    “Many of Erickson’s buildings have a cold Brutalism about them; [with the Museum of Anthropology] he’s achieved a balance between that with the warmth in his treatment of windows,” says Omer Arbel. “The way the light comes in is almost a mystical experience.” Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  The interior of the Museum of Anthropology, created by Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    The interior of the Museum of Anthropology, created by Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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  Museum of Anthropology grounds, 1976, Vancouver, BC, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
“There is a real conversation between Arthur Erickson’s building, with its soaring glass walls and sharp angles that carry you physically outside, and the grounds, designed by Oberlander. Both picturesque and modern, with these indigenous plants and full-scale totem poles that ground the building—it’s visionary.”    This originally appeared in The Ungreening of America.
    Museum of Anthropology grounds, 1976, Vancouver, BC, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander “There is a real conversation between Arthur Erickson’s building, with its soaring glass walls and sharp angles that carry you physically outside, and the grounds, designed by Oberlander. Both picturesque and modern, with these indigenous plants and full-scale totem poles that ground the building—it’s visionary.”
    This originally appeared in The Ungreening of America.
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  With the Coast Mountains in the background and the Strait of Georgia in the foreground, there’s no bad view if you live in one of Vancouver’s many midrises.  Photo by João Canziani.   This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
    With the Coast Mountains in the background and the Strait of Georgia in the foreground, there’s no bad view if you live in one of Vancouver’s many midrises. Photo by João Canziani.
    This originally appeared in Vancouver Maneuvers.
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