North and Central America

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1000001 Map of North and Central America

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Vancouver, Hotel Europe

Hotel Europe is a six-story heritage building located at 43 Powell Street (at Alexander) in the Gastown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. The building was commissioned by hotelier Angelo Calori and built in 1908 - 1909 by Parr and Fee Architects. Situated on a triangular lot, the building is designed in the flatiron style. It was the first reinforced concrete structure to be built in Canada and the earliest fireproof hotel in Western Canada. Contractors had to be brought in from Cincinnati, Ohio for the necessary expertise; the Ferro-Concrete Construction Company began this project six years after constructing the first tall concrete building in the world.

With funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the building was renovated in 1983 as affordable housing with A. Ingre and Associates as the project designers. The residential units are now managed by the Affordable Housing Society. A beer parlour formerly existed below the ground floor, which included areaways extending underneath the above sidewalks. To prevent a cave-in from the weight of pedestrians and above ground traffic, the City of Vancouver filled the areaway in with pea gravel at a cost of $215,000, which presumably can be easily removed in the event of future restoration.
The Hotel Europe was one of the filming location for the suspense movie The Changeling. In it, the building houses the Seattle Historical Society, but the hotel sign can be seen on the right side facade of the building in some takes. Some scenes are set on its spectacular roof terrace.

Canadian Architect

Burnaby, Ismaili Centre

The Burnaby Jamatkhana is located on a 1.4 ha site in a residential suburb of Vancouver. The building concept was generated by Islamic architectural principles. Thus, building is totaly symmetrical, with a plan composed of two squares.

Otte, Gary

Surrey, Ladner Mall

Folder contains an architectural rendering of the Ladner Mall in Ladner, B.C. The architecture firm responsible for the project was Thompson, Berwick & Pratt.

Canadian Architect

Ladner, Ladner Pioneer Library

Folder contains 6 b&w photographs of the Ladner Pioneer Library in Ladner, B.C. Established in 1930, the Fraser Valley Regional Library System was the first of its kind in North America. Today it is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 24 community libraries serving 650,000 people in its service area. The article was published in Canadian Architect yearbook, 1964, p. 48-49. Architects on the project were Richard B. Archambault, J. Blair Macdonald and Barry V. Downs.

Pullan, Selwyn

Vancouver, Lansdell house

Folder contains 5 b&w photographs of the Lansdell House renovation. Architect was Fred Thornton Hollingsworth. CA Magazine January 1965. Part of FT Hollingsworth's portfolio.

Pullan, Selwyn

Vancouver, Pacific Centre

Folder contains 1 b&w photograph of the Pacific Centre in Vancouver, B.C. The photograph is an exterior view of shopping mall, under construction.

Canadian Architect

Marham, IBM Headquaters

Exterior and aerial views of the mid-rise office complex, with long atrium and pedestrian bridges connecting the buildings and parking lot. The building is clad in steel. Featured in an article on the atrium in Canadian Architect magazine April 1983, and in July 1984.

Panda Associates Photography

Mississauga, Dylex Distribution Centre

Interior and exterior views of the loading docks, offices, parking lot and entraceway including design features such as red columns and windows which resemble Japanese screens. A sticker on the back of one of the photographs gives the building name, architect, engineer and contractors.

Chisholm, Peter

Missisauga, HJA Brown Educational Centre

Photograph showing a model of the building and area. The Centre is the home office of the Peel District School Board and is located at 5650 Hurontario St. The building won the Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects in 1984. (http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/facts/facts/edcentre.htm) A sticker on the back of the photograph gives the name and address of the architects, and the name of the building project as follows: "Shore Tilbe Henschel Irwin Peters Architects, Engineers. 4 New Street, Toronto, Ont. M5R 1P6. H.J.A. Brown Education Centre, Mississauga, Ontario."

Sarnia, Imperial Oil Engineering Division building

Exterior views of the office building, showing the glass and porcelain curtain wall of the front entrance and the glass sign next to the entrance. The wall has a double skin: the windows are double-plate sealed units with metal-faced panels providing air space.

Paisley, Douglas

OAA Model

Images of the model for the former Ontario Association of Architects headquarters at 50 Park Road Toronto, Ontario. The modernist building was designed by John C. Parkin, and served as the home of the OAA from the building's completion in 1954 until 1992. The building is now occupied by DTAH, a landscape design company.

Canadian Architect

Regina, Taylor Field

Photographs of the entrance to Taylor Field football stadium, also known as Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, or, historically, Park Hughes.

Canadian Architect

Montreal, Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archeology and History, Éperon building

The Éperon building was constructed to complement the existing historic architecture of the area, and was built to match the proportions of the Royal Insurance Company building that was previously on the site. The building matches the roof lines of the other structures on the Rue de la Commune, and the tower building (pictured) is an easily identifiable element in the museum complex.

Chen, Roderick

Montreal, Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette

Exterior view of church entrance, with huge ceramic mural executed by Claude Vermette, and interior view of a decorative panel "Blessed Virgin Mary" designed by J. C. Charuet. Additional interior view of round altar in the centre of the church.

Wright, Bruce

Montreal, Montreal Life building

In the Canadian Architect article in which this image was published, the building design is discussed as an example of a sensitive revival of past architecture with a modernist aesthetic.

Associated Commercial Photographers Ltd.

Montreal, Expo 67, Air Canada Pavilion

Photographs of the exterior of the pavilion. One of the photographs has text printed at the lower margin reading " 'Man and Flight' is the theme of Air Canada's striking red and white pavilion at Expo. Plywood-clad cantilevered blades fan out from a central support column to form a dramatic roof." The verso of that photograph is stamped "Plywood Manufacturers of B.C. Photograph".

Plywood Manufacturers of B.C.

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