Letter From Canada

By Alex Bozikovic, Wallpaper
August 23, 2013

It is difficult to reduce Canadian architecture to a singular theme: the country’s great size and variety mean that its designs are shaped by regional climates and cultures from the cold North Atlantic to the the lush Pacific coast. This has led to great work – from that of Arthur Erickson on the west coast to Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple on the East today – that is firmly in dialogue with the landscape and rural vernaculars. But Canadians are mostly – and increasingly – urban people; today architects across the country are coping with the challenges of urban centres that are quickly growing larger and denser. More …

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