Monday, July 12, 2010

Douglas Coupland

This profile of Douglas Coupland's renovated second home in West Vancouver appeared in the New York Times last year.

Coupland is a master with colours, materials and reinterpretation, so it's interesting to see what he's done with a post and beamer. The upstairs becomes a pure white gallery/backdrop for colourful artwork, while the downstairs retains the warmth of wood and a mid-century aesthetic. The house is a logical extension of his multidisciplinary work, integrating art and architecture.

West Vancouver has an astounding architectural heritage that is slowly being obliterated; it's nice to see someone as high-profile as Coupland lead by example on the restoration front.

Photo: Martin Tessler.

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