Architect designs the stunning, 183-square-foot house of your dreams


By Staff Of Business Insider
November 25, 2014, National Post

Tiny, sustainable living is becoming a more and more attractive solution to the problems of urban living.

So architects like the Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida are coming up ingenious ways to make these teeny tiny spaces more livable.

Almeida designed and built a tiny 183-square-foot home — called the INDAWO / lifePOD — and suited it perfectly to the warm South African climate.

Though the square footage isn’t much to work with, Almeida worked closely with Johannesburg-based interior and product design firm Dokter and Misses on the pod’s clever fold-out couches, fold-down table, and enclosed storage that allow the space to transform instantaneously. Read more…

Heritage Vancouver Society

Evening at the Marine Building Penthouse

Heritage Vancouver invites you to attend a Special Evening in the ultra-elegant, Jazz Age Penthouse of the Marine Building, “Vancouver’s Finest Heritage Building”. This is a unique opportunity to explore the two floors of the private Penthouse, enjoy the Art Deco atmosphere and the fabulous view, hear about its unique history and share your own personal experiences, stories and photos of the Marine Building. Heritage Vancouver’s Past President Donald Luxton will lead tours of the lobby and mezzanine of the Marine Building and point out many of the building’s spectacular architectural features. The Penthouse has many of its original features still intact, and is currently the office of Urbanics Consultants Ltd. Purchase your tickets early as there are a limited number of spaces for this exclusive event and it will sell out. All proceeds support Heritage Vancouver’s initiatives to conserve Vancouver’s built heritage.

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:00-8:00pm
Marine Building Penthouse, 2000 – 355 Burrard Street
$100 donation to Heritage Vancouver with tax receipt issued. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Non-Core
To register: You may register by purchasing tickets on-line.

New Registered Educational Provider: Kawneer Company Canada Ltd.

Kawneer has been helping fuel the inspiration of architects and the building team for more than 100 years by providing the commercial industry with best-in-class architectural aluminum products and systems. To learn more about all AIBC Registered Educational Providers, please visit the AIBC website.

New Registered Educational Provider: Bailey Metal Products Ltd.

Bailey Metal Products Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of lightweight steel framing in Canada, and a leading provider of drywall trims and accessories. With more than 60 years in business, the company aims to be Canada’s leading LSF/steel product manufacturer by exceeding customer expectations and providing a broad range of innovative products at great value. To learn more about all AIBC Registered Educational Providers, please visit the AIBC website.