Vancouver’s Teetering and Twisting Skyscraper

Vancouver House is a 490-foot skyscraper apartment complex that rests on a narrow triangular base, expanding and twisting as it rises. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and managed by real estate developer Westbank, the seemingly precarious building was born from a series of zoning restrictions. It couldn’t be too close to the street, had to be 30 meters away from Granville Bridge and it can’t …

TED 2022: Entering the TED Metaverse with Particle Ink

Transmedia storytelling company Kaleidoco's immersive augmented reality introduction

Welcoming in-person attendees for the first time since 2019, the idea-rich and action-oriented TED conference commenced its main stage programming this weekend with an unexpected request: Whitney Pennington Rodgers, the current affairs curator at TED, asked guests to lift up provided iPads and point them toward the stage. As the venue lights dimmed, a joyful spectacle burst forth that blended projection mapping, live performance and—as seen through …

Interview: Article Furniture Co-Founder and COO Andy Prochazka

This direct-to-consumer brand utilizes technology and design to disrupt its industry

When four engineers (longtime friends and successful serial entrepreneurs) founded the direct-to-consumer brand Article in 2013, their first intention was to eradicate unnecessary supply chain costs, then to make high-quality furniture affordable and ultimately to let people make beautiful spaces easily. In order to do so, this hybrid tech/design company (headquartered in Vancouver) established a warehouse and distribution network across North America. The Article origin …