Based in West Vancouver since 1989, Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith from Blue Sky Architecture have built works in the Lower Mainland, the mountains, islands, and valleys of British Columbia, as well as national and international projects. First established in 1975 as Blue Sky Design on Hornby Island, they have evolved a design approach that is humane and works poetically and economically with site, local materials, climate and program.
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Places on the Coast You May Not Know, Places on the Coast Where You'll Want to Go
BY BARRY HAYNES
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 20, 2012
Photographer and kayaker, Barry Haynes, tests the residents of Gibsons on their knowledge of the Sunshine Coast in a fun, interactive presentation. Many of the areas in these images are accessible only by water.
BY RICHARD GRODEN
@ VOL 15
ON APR 20, 2012
What Happened to Hip Hop That Got Tupac and Big Shot
BY DAVID HAMMON
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 20, 2012
In his presentation, David Hammon (Joint Managing Director of Scenic World) walks you through the conspiracy that revolves around who killed Biggie and Tupac, a tale of East Coast vs. West Coast gangster rap. (in English)
Ideas for Graphic Design Education in the Blue Mountains
BY XANDRO LOMBARDI
@ VOL 9
ON FEB 28, 2014
Xandro Lombardi discusses his role as a graphic design artist and educator. Australia is home to some of the world's top universities, but as Xandro points out, there is nothing between Sydney and Bathurst. Xandro proposes initiating a destination for graphic design education in the Blue Mountains, which would spark growth and cultural diversity.
The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains
BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11
ON FEB 06, 2015
Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.
Central Coast Culture: A California Cocktail
BY HOLLI HARMON
@ VOL 15
ON NOV 04, 2015
Holli Harmon find herself to be a contrarian at times, so as a painter, the description of a “contemporary traditionalist” is fitting. It reflects her effort to use imagery that is clearly current while honoring the tradition of painting. Her narratives are told with characters and scenes that are ordinary in our modern world. Her paintings are material records of the places and people who have been significant to her in her personal experience. She can share this imagery honestly, because it is the one she knows. She says, "These stories describe our experience as a human being. They are always found on the edge of our own personal borders of space and time."
BY CLAUDE FRANCHETEAU
@ VOL 11
ON DEC 02, 2015
"I was lying on my back, near the river, my eyes staring into the deep blue of the sky. At the edge of my field of vision, I could see the rooves and chimneys of buildings, lost in the vastness and giving meaning to it. What I saw could be a way to paint."
Claude Francheteau paints contemporary and yet paradoxically classical skies.
With the help of modern acrylic paints and digital photography, depicting skies in the ancient way with a modern eye. A sincere kind of blue sky thinking."