Browsing the archives for the Vancouver category

Check Out an Architecture Tour of a Famous Property! Part One

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Architecture, Photography, Vancouver

Interested in Architecture?  We’ve actually had the pleasure of shooting houses designed by one of the forerunners of West Coast Modernism: the famous Arthur Erickson.  For the next while, we will be posting some gorgeous properties by this architect that have been featured in magazines, movies (and most likely a few coffee-table books) Stay tuned!                                                 

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The Eppich House- Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver

Thoughts on Architecture in BC?

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a pretty exciting new architecture project going through the approval process in Vancouver since early 2012. A dramatic twisting skyscraper pending to be built on Beach and Howe aims to give the Vancouver skyline something interesting to look at besides the mountains. See it here. Haven’t heard too much from the media about it since May, but it does bring to mind the question of BC’s architectural flare. Cities in BC have been criticized for their lack of architecture vibrancy, what do you think?  Are we missing unique, monumental public structures that can help define us? Is BC’s vibrant architecture found more in the residential neighbourhoods? Tell us your opinion!

Tibetan Sand Mandala Cultural Exhibit at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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News, Vancouver

A delegation of 5 Tibetan Monks, led by the Venerable Lophon Jampa Sopa, a master in Buddhist Mandala Arts. A portion of proceeds donated to the monastery.

From Tuesday, February 24, 2009 to Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 10am-4pm.

Also on display: traditional Tibetan thankas by Kalsang Dawa.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Luxury Home Tours in the British Properties

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Home Staging, Photography, Real-Estate, Vancouver, Video Tours

Take a look at a few of the luxury homes for sale in the British Properties.


Tour this luxury home provided by Julie Miller of Prudential Sussex Realty.


Tour this luxury home provided by Charles Bilash of Century 21 In Town Realty.

Luxury Homes in Shaughnessy

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Home Staging, Photography, Real-Estate, Vancouver, Video Tours

Take a look at a few of the luxury homes for sale in Shaughnessy BC.

5326 Connaught Drive, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Tom Gradecak of WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty.

1712 Cedar Crescent, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Rosalee Mcrae of RE/MAX Select Properties.

1757 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Claire Rockel of Macdonald Realty Ltd.

Annual Fireworks Festival Cancelled

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News, Vancouver

The HSBC Celebration of Light is cancelled for this year. Some people are happy to be rid of the noise and congestion. Others will miss the spectacular family event. The HSBC media release stated the not-for-profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society who puts of the festival was not able to raise the $4 million needed to put on the show. Vancouver will miss the over $37 million in revenues and the international exposure generated by this event. Will you?

Past participants include:

·         USA
·         China
·         Spain
·         Italy
·         Sweden
·         Mexico
·         Czech Republic
·         South America

Impromptu International Film Festival

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News, Vancouver

Imprmptu Film Festival We have a team of talented editors here in the office, many of whom have independent productions that they are working on. So in an effort to support local talent we are happy to support & sponsor the Impromptu Film Festival. Here is some information from the organizers of the event:

The Impromptu Film Festival (IFF) is a one-off Impromptu international film festival featuring films from around the
world, in this one day celebration of getting films seen and off the ground. This festival aims to promote filmmakers with future projects in development, showcasing what they’ve created in the past.

With submissions from around the world, this one day event will be held at the Vancouver International Film Centre, in their state of the art 175 seat facility. Year round the Vancity Theatre presents Vancouver audiences with some of the best cinema from around the world.

The proceeds from the festival help fund pre-production costs of independent films (up to $2500.00) and other costs of independant film makers.

The festival will be July 6, 2008. Come on out and support local talent, pass this on to any budding film stars, see you there.

More Proposed Vancouver Condos

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News, Vancouver

Vancouver Condo Under Construction

As I drive around Vancouver each day and see the dozens of cranes that populate the skyline, it’s hard to believe that there is actually space available to build more condos in Vancouver.  I recently saw an article in the Vancouver Sun (Friday, October 26th, 2007) that was concerning the rezoning applications of several major proposed condo developments throughout the city and how they were being impacted by the civic strike.  Looking to invest in Vancouver and flip a pre-built condo?  Keep your eyes on these addresses:

711  West Broadway: 17-storey tower

1300 Granville Street:  mixed-use 22-storey residential tower

29 East 2nd Avenue:  mixed-use 12-storey and 18-storey tower

368 West 1st Avenue:  mixed-use 5-storey tower

2 – 88 West 1st Avenue:  404 units, 4 to 15 storeys

728 Pacific Boulevard:  6 towers and commercial space

1409 West Pender:  34-storey and 15-storey towers with 3-storey podium

236 West 1st Avenue:  12-storey tower and 4-storey podium

745 Thurlow Street:  mixed-use 23-storey commercial tower

1304 Howe Street:  mixed-use tower

999 Seymour Street:  21-storey residential/commercial tower

2330 Kingsway:  mixed-use development

10 Terry Fox Way:  4 towers, 755 units

102 – 160 West 1st Avenue:  4 towers, 11 to 15 storeys

201 West 2nd Avenue:  mixed-use

1695 Main Street:  13-storey, mixed-use tower

311 West 2nd Avenue:  10-storey tower with 5-storey podiium