When it comes to first impressions, building facades are extremely important. Tasked with creating a new home for the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Downtown Vancouver, Canadian studio Diamond Schmitt Architects embraced a cheerful and chromatic design. Informed by the purpose of the establishment -- to provide high-level education in the field of art and design, the Canadian practice creates an exterior that builds on the notion of a blank canvas with occasional and playful pops of color that break up the monochromatic ambiance of the wall.
As building facades communicate the attitude and the functional direction of the institutions or people they house, so does the new building for the Emily Carr University.
Photo Credits: Ema Peter and Tom Arban