arthur erickson

Canadian modernist and architect Arthur Erickson died yesterday at the age of 84. I love a lot of his work, and feel close to his style because we see so much of it here on the West Coast of Canada (I went to Simon Fraser University, which was one of his projects) He was almost like a James Bond, traveling around the world, working for the British secret service during WWII, and developing a Canadian architectural identity all the while. He was SO COOL.

Images from the Arthur Erickson website

1 comment:

  1. OK, my big question is, why can't everyone is Canada build houses and building like this? Instead of those awful, cookie-cutter, faux-Italianate mansions they perpetuate in suburbia? I love his work!