2016 UDI Awards of Excellence Winners

November 24th, 2016

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On Wednesday November 23rd the real estate industry came together at the UDI Gala where the best new developments from across the province were showcased. Over 700 people were in attendance to witness the presentations of the coveted trophies.

The UDI received a record number of project nominations this year, and a panel of expert judges were tasked with selecting the winners. The judges evaluated the projects by their innovative design, integration with the surrounding community, marketing success, and sustainability features.

We are pleased that Trapp+Holbrook won the “heritage” category as well as was runner up in the suburban high rise residential category. Click here for more information on this project.

http://udi.bc.ca/sites/default/files/news/files/WINNERS%20AND%20FINALISTS%20AWARDS%202016%20(005).pdf


2016 Doing Business in New Westminster Magazine

March 7th, 2016

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El Santo brings new vibe, optimism to Columbia Street

January 5th, 2016

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Alejandro Diaz is so committed to creating a new vibe on Columbia Street, he hired a crane to help install a 1000-pound tortilla maker in his new restaurant, El Santo.

He could have just imported tortillas or sourced them from a supplier, said Diaz, but it’s details like freshly-made tortillas that will set his new venture apart, and solidify New Westminster’s growing reputation in foodie circles.

Read more about El Santo here


Tallest Wood Office Building

November 18th, 2015

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Developer Plans to Build a Seven-Story, Wooden Office Building in Downtown Minneapolis. For the past 100 years, virtually all buildings over a few stories tall have been constructed out of concrete and steel. But some architects and builders are promoting an alternative they are positioning as environmentally friendlier: good old-fashioned wood. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out more about plans to build a seven-story, wooden office building in Minneapolis near one of the city’s light-rail lines in an increasingly popular district downtown. Hines is calling the project T3, for timber, technology and transit.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/towering-ambition-tallest-wood-office-building-deal-of-the-week-1415755448

VIA @#WSJ


A Tree-Shaped Escape Tucked Away Somewhere In The Wilds

November 17th, 2015

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We’re digging these beautifully imagined single pole, zero-waste, solar panel-clad “Primeval Symbiosis” homes designed by Danish architect Konrad Wójcik. While he was still a student, they were his vision for sustainable living outside urban areas. The tree-like design features accommodations for two on four levels with a bio-digester to deal with waste and a ground-connected heat pump to warm the entirety. Based on some of Wójcik’s visualisations, we can easily imagine one (or a series) of these structures recessed away on any wooded property pretty much anywhere in rural BC, particularly on slopes where they’d blend in with the coniferous canopy.

Read more VIA@#Scout here: http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/11/16/cool-thing-we-want-473-a-tree-shaped-escape-tucked-away-somewhere-in-the-wilds/


The Purple Lights Of Our Ancient Basements

November 16th, 2015

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Have a stroll around the older parts of Vancouver – specifically in and around the periphery of the Downtown Eastside – and it likely won’t take long for you to spot the little 3″ purple glass squares embedded in the oldest sections of sidewalk. These are known as vault lights or sidewalk prisms.

Read more here Via @#Scout

http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/10/19/1000-cool-things-about-vancouver-the-purple-illumination-of-ancient-basements/


New York could look radically different in just a few years!

November 16th, 2015

The New New York Skyline!

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Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/new-york-city-skyline-tallest-midtown-manhattan/