One of the biggest builders in Ottawa during the 1950s and 1960s was Campeau Construction, a name still known today, even though the builder is no longer active. I love it when I get surprises in my e-mail inbox, especially when they are from history researchers who come across something that relates to houses that I am researching or have researched, and especially when they related with Vancouver’s East End’s history.
The 15,000-square-foot house is being brought to life by Yabu Pushelberg , the famed design firm with studios in New York and Toronto, and it will showcase large-scale art by Canadian studio Moss and Lam Even if you aren’t one of the 20,000 visitors who will congregate at Canada Olympic House, you can still appreciate the venue’s striking art and design with these sneak-peek renderings.
The British Columbia room in Canada house, featuring a carpet with a design by lessLIE, Stan Hunt’s Supernatural Raven, a pendant chandelier by Propellor, a coffee table designed by Brent Comber and Gathrie Falk’s Pieces of Water #8 (Falkland Islands) (1982).
With more than 200 works of Canadian contemporary and historical art, design and fine craft displayed and thoughtfully integrated into the architecture at Canada House, the value that Canadian art and cultural producers offer, and their contribution to Canadian identity, is made resoundingly clear.
However with the adoption of the lie that only the Commons held genuine legitimacy because of its election by the mob (sorry the people), coupled with the so-called reform of 1965 which forced senators to retire at 75, the Senate had become largely irreverent, and no longer does the job for which it was intended.