Arthur Erickson – Graham House
Graham House built in 1965 by Arthur Erickson
The passing of Arthur Erickson last week was as devastating as the demise of his masterpiece, the Graham House, in 2007. Yet the world still continues to be enamored and inspired by his modernist works, particularly his early projects such as the Smith House, the Hilborn House and the Fire Island House to name a few.
Graham House is still considered his most notable midcentury modern residential project. Situated in scenic Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver, BC, the house was built as a series of interlocking volumes descending the rocky slopes. Its visually-dominant suspended wood beams and floor-to-ceiling glass walls are closely reminiscent of Kappe’s Residence.
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