Posts Tagged ‘Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg’

Nk'Mip desert cultural centre

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Earth walls dissolve building into landscape using rammedearth

The design of Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is a specific and sustainable response to the building’s unique context-the unusual Canadian desert found in the South Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Sited adjacent to a remnant of the Great Basin Desert, of which 1,600 acres are being preserved by the Osoyoos band as a conservation area, this interpretative centre is part of a larger 200-acre master plan. (more…)


Killarney Community Pool

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

New facility re-energizes established community

The design provides the lightest possible structural system and optimizes north views of the park and mountains beyond
by Roger Hughes
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Filled with an abundance of natural light, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Killarney Community Pool engages the surrounding public spaces, bringing a new intensity to an important civic facility. (more…)