Posts Tagged ‘Video’

terminus fly-through animation video

October 14th, 2008

terminus interior fly-through animation from The Salient Group on Vimeo.


David Nicolay named Western Living Magazine’s Interior Designer of the Year

October 3rd, 2008
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Evoke is Robert Edmonds, graphic artist (on left) and architect David Nicolay (right).

We’d like to express our congratulations to David Nicolay of Evoke International Design for being named Western Living Magazine’s Interior Designer of the year.

Evoke has worked on several of our latest projects including terminus, Garage on Water Street and The Paris Block and Paris Annex buildings on West Hastings Street.

 


David Nicolay talks about the terminus project from The Salient Group on Vimeo.

 

See the story below:

From award-winning homes to neighbourhood watering holes and hip T-shirts, this design firm redefines casual modern living.

By Jim Sutherland

Some interior design partnerships are headed by highly focused individuals possessing intimidating training and credentials along with a laser-like sense of purpose. Other partnerships consist of, well, an architect and a graphic artist who branched into interiors primarily to outfit the bars and restaurants they wanted to hang out in.

The latter partnership describes Vancouver’s Evoke International Design, headed by David Nicolay, the architect, and Robert Edmonds, the graphic artist. And while the duo’s route to running a seven-person interior design practice may have been circuitous, that doesn’t take anything away from their work, lauded by judge Kelly Deck for its “authentic flair” and “attention to materials and atmosphere.”

 

terminus kitchen

terminus kitchen

 

Today, residential work takes up a large chunk of Evoke’s design energy. As a double-threat architect and interior designer, Nicolay was responsible for a Vancouver home (seen here) that in 2006 was named a North American Home of the Year by Metropolitan Home magazine. Other residences are at various stages of design—in some cases, Nicolay notes, their progress hampered by local zoning regulations that penalize contemporary design Much of Evoke’s recent work has been on condominiums, particularly collaborations with Acton-Ostry Architects for Vancouver developers Townline and also the Salient Group, which specializes in converting warehouses and other heritage buildings. Judge Raymond Girard lauds what he calls “real” (as opposed to “soft”) lofts. “How clever to turn utilitarian spaces like kitchens and bathrooms into sculptural elements, spicing up smaller loft spaces without cramming them full of stuff, materials and textures.”

The seed of the Nicolay and Edmonds collaboration dates to the mid-1990s and a memorable Vancouver restaurant in the Kitsilano neighbourhood called Tangerine, which Nicolay and family members launched to fill what he describes as “a keenly felt void of cozy, stylish places to eat and drink.” That soon led to other restaurant work, both as designers and proprietors. Vancouver’s Figmint and Metro restaurants are recent projects, each displaying sophisticated takes on neo-modernism. Evoke and partners also designed Main Street haunts Habit and the Cascade Room, the latter a slightly off-key riff on post-war England. Both continue a tradition of rooms that, true to the company name, suggest rather than accurately describe a style or period. Paul Lavoie describes them as “fresh spaces with thoughtfulness for heritage and reality.”

The firm was recently hired for a condominium development in Victoria. A line of T-shirts featuring vivid graphic treatments by Edmonds is also ready to go. Not everyone can live in an Evoke product but at least we can all wear one.

 

See the original story here, and an article the Globe & Mail posted here.


Robert speaks at Globe 2008

June 18th, 2008
Watch the above video to see Robert speak about revitalizing cities from within.


Robert was one of many speakers at the GLOBE 2008 conference back in March. The GLOBE series is a conference about business, sustainability and the environment. Leaders around the world from business, government and academia met to discuss how best to meet critical environmental challenges during GLOBE.

Revitalizing Cities from Within – Greener cities can emerge as a result of the replacement of aging infrastructure and systems. Local developer, Robert Fung of the Salient Group spoke at this Globe 2008 session.

You can watch videos from the other presenters here on The Green Pages website (www.greenpages.ca)

To learn more about GLOBE Foundation of Canada, visit their web site: www.globe.ca

 

Originally aired: June 17, 2008


Video: The Real Estate Channel: Interview with Scott Pettipiece

March 24th, 2007

Ian Watt of the Real Estate Channel interviews our Manager of Sales and Marketing, Scott Pettipiece about some of the upcoming Salient Group projects.

You can see the entire post here.