The Big Don’t Argue

 

The Big Don’t Argue” is a piece of art created for the new Match Bar at Gateway Casinos in New Westminster. Throughout all our design work for Gateway we contribute, in addition to the interior design, ‘touch points’ based on local stories and iconography.

The Big Don’t Argue” was inspired by the “no holds barred” approach of longtime New Westminster Bruins hockey coach, and later owner, Ernie “Punch” McLean.

Vancouver Design Week 2014

As part of Vancouver Design Week we agreed to create a piece that would sit within the tasting lounge space at Main Street Brewery.

Utilizing vitra Algue from Inform Contract, we created a sculptural tree that hangs, chandelier-like, between the two natural trees within the space.

The video below shows the process.

Whil Offices

Whil. offices reside on the top floor in a 100 year old building in Vancouver’s Gastown. In addition to Whil, a private office for Lululemon founders Chip and Shannon Wilson, the space houses two other companies and a charity, requiring some separation within the shared walls.

As lead design consultant, we were responsible for all interior design and specifications, consultant coordination, permit applications and construction documents. Programme components included: reception, sample storage, meeting rooms, private offices, staff assembly space, lounge space, multi-function space, and washroom facilities.

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As a contrast to the existing rusticated concrete structure, a modern and light ash wood palette was combined with neutral coloured felt wool hanging panels and white workstations to create a serene and calming work environment. Features include a cor-ten steel reception wall and perforated privacy door, a solid ash bar top for gathering at the front desk and a central meeting room with felt acoustic walls and ceiling panels by buzzispace. The kitchen features a marble and solid ash countertop combined with an acoustic buzzispace shade. Sliding felt panels by filzfelt create temporary separations for privacy when required.

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Photography ©2014 Janis Nicolay.

Temper Pastry Chocolate

Temper Pastry Chocolate is a gourmet chocolate and pastry shop is located in West Vancouver.

chocolate_store_1The programme requirements for the 1400 square foot store included allocating space for fully functioning chocolate and pastry kitchens while maintaining an inviting open retail & café experience. The clean contemporary design was used to provide a clean and unadorned backdrop for the innovative quality of chef Steven Hodge’s handcrafted products. Custom glass display cases, natural materials and linear lighting were used in order to achieve the bright, clutter free layout of the space. An array of cut-off rolling pins and glass shelves were used to create a unique and functional display for the products. Windows in the wall separating the kitchen and retail spaces add to the open concept, providing a view for customers to experience the process and specialty of the product being created on site.

chocolate_store_2Subtle accents were used to support the overall design concept: from the pendant lights chosen for their “pastry” aesthetic, to the custom wall covering with embedded light box of original graphics and the custom entry door pull branded with the client’s logo.

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chocolate_store_6Temper garnered an A.R.E. Design Award for Retail Design, recently held in Las vegas.

Photography ©2014 Janis Nicolay.

Andrews House: In Progress 4

A quick update with a few images as construction continues on the Point Grey Residence.

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We’re Building A Neighbourhood: Main Street Brewery.

Our brewery project for Main Street Brewing is starting to take shape. Here’s a little video we put together featuring “We’re Building A Neighbourhood” by our friends Blank Cinema.

View video here:  We’re Building A Neighbourhood.

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PRESS: Inside Pixar Canada’s Offices.

BC Business features Evoke designed interiors for Pixar Canada in this month’s issue.

“A collaborative atmosphere at Pixar Canada fuels a work-hard, play-hard culture.” Read the full article here.

Pixar OfficeImage by: Paul Joseph

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