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Canadian West Coast Modern icon recently demolished

Postby scandimod » Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:02 pm

Sad news from the Pacific Northwest … Arthur Erickson’s landmark 1963 Graham House in West Vancouver was torn down last month a few days after this article was written:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... rtainment/

Pictures of the house from Erickson’s website: http://www.arthurerickson.com/H_grah.html

Relating to this incident, this article discusses Vancouver’s disappearing West Coast Modern legacy and BC’s/Canada’s ineffectual heritage preservation laws:
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet ... uested=all

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:02 pm

what an incredible houe and what an incredible loss.

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Postby modfan » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:37 am

:( :( :( :(

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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:23 pm

"Better Living Through Modernism"

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Postby SDR » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:34 pm

Gad -- one of my favorites. "The Ray Kappe of the Northwest" ?

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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:59 pm

"Better Living Through Modernism"

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Postby SDR » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:39 pm

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Postby rockland » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:56 pm

this is on the site posted above.
wow.
Image

the link.
http://www.arthurerickson.com/index.html

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Postby SDR » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:05 pm

D'oh. Thanks. Wow.

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Postby SDR » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:54 pm

Image

Image

Image Deck in foreground is roof of master suite

Image Entry procession down from carport

Image View from entry passage next to carport

Image Living room from Dining room

Image Living room

Image Master bedroom
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Postby SDR » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:42 pm

From the Arthur Erickson site:


Image Smith -- 1963

Image Smith


Image Baldwin -- 1963

Image Baldwin


Image Castanier -- 1996
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Postby moderns-r-us » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:59 pm

Thanks Bender

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