Kadenwood Exterior Shoot

The landscaping was finally finished and the weather was nice enough to get some exterior photos in Whistler for Openspace Architecture and EVR Fine Homes. It was a little overcast but the fall colours were nice. My drone guy fell through so I had to borrow one from a friend, it worked out well so I will probably just get my own for the next shoot!

I stayed in to the night to try to get the same photo from across the valley as I got in the winter. It would have been nice to have Mt. Brew covered in alpenglow behind the house, but it didn’t work out this time.

Bowen Island Home

I had the opportunity to go to Bowen Island to shoot the interior of Don Gurney's home, the principal of Openspace Architecture. At only 600sq/ft, Don had to make the most of a small footprint. 

Urban Systems

 Urban Systems recently moved in to their new offices in Surrey, BC. Designed from scratch by Aura Interiors, the huge office feels warm and cozy, but also very functional. There is a sliding wall which completely opens up between the kitchen and main board room, making a huge open bright space.

Fisher Coating

Fisher Coating is a small painting company in Squamish, BC. They mostly paint siding for commercial and residential applications, specailizing in James Hardie board. Even more specifically they have a special coating process called True Grain, making the hardie board look as though it has a real wood grain. Of course they also work with real wood products either staining or painting, as well as some industrial coatings. Fisher asked me to take some photos of their their work around Squamish for their new website and brochure, and a few of their factory for their social media outlets.

Whistler Home

Design

Designed by Openspace Architecture, and built by EVR Fine Homes, this impressive contemporary home set in the stunning mountainside of Whistler, BC, has commanding views of the valley below. The private Kadenwood community offers its own gondola, ski in ski out, and a slew of striking mountain homes.

Although contemporary with nods to midcentury, the home showcases expert woodwork and masonry, giving it a warm mountain home feel.

Interior

The great room features a 22ft high curtainwall, a bridge connecting the upstairs bedrooms, and a full height oval chimney. The floor to ceiling corner windows in the dining room gives the feeling of sitting among the treetops.

Exterior

I managed to find an angle from across the valley giving the impression that the home is all alone on the mountainside with Mt. Brew in the background. When I return to shoot the exterior in the summer, I will be sure to recreate this shot!

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Binnie & Associates

The new offices for Binnie & Associates are in Burnaby, BC, and were designed by Aura Interiors. At 26,000 sq. ft., this office is huge. Rather than just being a wide open space, Aura managed to make lots of different areas and break-outs, making the massive space seem a bit cozier. The Binnie logo has a lot of triangles in it, so the designers made use of 45-degree angles in the reception, and boardrooms, as well as throughout the offices. The board rooms are pretty high tech with live cameras and microphones hanging from the ceiling. When I shot the space, it wasn't actually finished. The huge Binnie banners weren't in place, and some of the tvs were missing, so they asked me to add the Banner in post. I included one of those here, I don't think it looks that bad!?

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Westside Family Law

This was a cool 'boutique' law office in Kitsilano designed by Aura Interiors.

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JRS Engineering

JRS Engineering has an office near BCIT in Burnaby. They had it redesigned by Aura Interiors and it looks really nice!

Big thanks to Toby for sitting in the reception area like a good boy :)

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Amerigo Resources

This is the Vancouver office of a Chilean Copper Mining company, so there was a lot of copper incorporated in to the space. 

Something I didn't even think about while photographing was my reflection in the copper lamp shades! Pretty easy fix in photoshop though :)

The feature wall and reception desk were definitely highlights of this design by Aura Interiors.  

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Kitsilano Interior Shoot for Chambers & Stark

A nice little townhouse in Kitsilano area of Vancouver. Very bright and airy but also cozy design by Chambers & Stark.

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Vancouver Office Interiors

I shot some office interiors yesterday for Aura Interiors. The shot that I thought would be easiest, ended up being the hardest. A transparent logo on a glass door...  Knowing the reflections were going to be there, I decided to work with them and it wound up working out great, adding a texture and depth to the image that wouldn't have been there without them!

Photo of the office door and ogo placement of Chevron Canada Headquarters in Vancouver
Reception area and receptionist at a law office in Vancouver, BC
Design plans in a contruction site for interior design company Aura interiors

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