Feb 05, 2014


f you’re in Vancouver, you may have seen this word glowing on the side of a building near the downtown end of the Granville Street bridge. Loosely translated it refers to a total work of art. In an architectural context it signifies that all aspects of a building, it’s facade, furnishings, and landscape should all contribute to the architect’s artistic vision. The neon sign at the end of the Granville Street bridge is a precursor to an exhibition of the same name curated by architect Bjarke Ingels and urbanism expert Trevor Boddy.

Trevor Boddy was in the office today interviewing PFS Studio Partners Chris Phillips and Kelty McKinnon about the ambitious Beach and Howe project that will change Vancouver’s skyline and revitalize the neighboorhood.

Read more about the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition here and here.