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  • TOUR CANADA BC_Vancouver's Modernist Residential

     

     
    Title
     

    Vancouver Modernist Residential Bus Tour

     

    Affiliation


    Vancouver Heritage Foundation

    Location/Date/Time
     



    Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 1-6 pm
     

     
    Description



    Tour the interior of 5 significant Modernist homes. Travel by bus & end with a reception in one of the tour homes.
     
    "Less is More," the phrase coined by the German designer Mies van der Rohe, aptly describes the Modern Movement that was begun in Europe in the 1920's and 1930's. Modernist designs were without historical precedent, they used new materials and technologies, and they conformed to a social ideal.
    Vancouver developed an adaptation of the modern aesthetic known as West Coast Regional Style. Local designers used post-and-beam construction, stepped flat roofs with clerestory windows, and wide expanses of glass that integrated the house with the natural setting. The VHF is raising awareness about Vancouver's acclaimed Modernist architecture of the 1940s through 1970s which at the time established the city's reputation as a centre for progressive design and culture.

    AIA Continuing Education Credit
    4 Core LU's through Vancouver Heritage Foundation

    Registration
     
    Only 2 tickets left, phone 604.264.9642!
     
     Fee
     
    $100 & GST (proceeds to VHF endowment fund)
     

     

     

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