Monday, September 24, 2007

Modern Tours and Exhibition

Some excellent events are coming up in the next few months in Vancouver. They are organized by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and focus on modern aspects of the city. There is a walking tour taking in various Modernist landmarks downtown, a residential bus tour of Modernist homes and finally a talk and exhibition focusing on painting in Vancouver from 1960's-1970's. The latter features a talk by noted framer and author Brian Dedora. Links are below.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Romer Residence

Following are a few photos taken last year of The Romer Residence in West Vancouver.

It was designed in the 1950's by Ron Thom and was recently torn down and the lot razed. The place was a modest, subtle home, but displayed many characteristics of Thom's work: large brick hearth in the living room, glass meeting glass at window corners, strip ribbon windows along the south wall and a thoughtful relationship to the landscape.