THE PLAN 146
The Plan Magazine, May 2023
Patkau Architects was invited to write an editorial for The Plan Magazine. The article focuses on how some of the most important aspects of architecture evade mediation, and how special attention to differentiation can lead to a more meaningful built environment.
Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity
Figure 1 Publishing, 2021
Patkau Architects is featured in a new publication, Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity, by Leslie Jen. The book celebrates Canada’s most accomplished architectural firms, whose work enhances cities and landscapes across Canada’s geographically varied expanse. Inside, the book provides detailed looks at the Audain Art Museum, and Tula House, both recipients of numerous national and international awards. The Audain Art Museum is featured on the cover.
GA Document International 157
GA, June 2021
Academic Wood Tower featured in GA Document International 157
GA Document International 147
GA, June 2018
Thunder Bay Art Gallery featured in GA Document International 147
Princeton Architectural Press, 2017
A compendium of our research conducted between 2010 & 2016 published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2017
GA Document 143
GA, August 2017
Audain Art Museum featured in GA Document 143. With original photography by: Yoshio Futagawa
Simple Forms of Construction
Detail Magazine, 2014
Onefold featured in Detal—German Version, 2014 Vol. 12, Simple Forms of Construction.
Detail Magazine, 2011
Winnipeg Skating Shelters Featured in Detail—German Version, 2011 vol. 10, Fifty Year Anniversary Edition.
The Monaecelli Press, 2008
This comprehensive monograph includes cultural and institutional projects, such as the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, the National Library of Quebec in Montreal, and a major addition to the Winnipeg Centennial Library; schools, notably the Seabird Island School and the Strawberry Vale School; and a series of residences, including the Shaw house, with a dramatic elevated lap pool, and the inventive Petite Maison du Weekend (Small Weekend House), a prototype for a self-sufficient holiday house for two
Thames and Hudson, 2001
As a tendency toward formalism returns to architecture, a number of practitioners are investigating the outer limits of tectonic expression. Vanguard architects are extending the boundaries of conventional construction to respond specifically to programmatic and site requirements. This book presents four practices whose buildings push poetic construction to new extremes: Enric Miralles (Barcelona), Gunter Behnisch (Stuttgart), Mecanoo (Delft), and Patkau Architects (Vancouver).
Gustavo Gili, 1997
Numerous examples of this Canadian team’s award-winning work are showcased in this volume (1983-1994). The book opens with a wide-ranging consideration of this team’s work. Formed in Vancouver in 1984 by John and Patricia Patkau and Michael Cunningham, this firm has won many design awards and represented Canada in the 1996 Venice Biennale. Their professional activities include lecturing at North American and European universities.
Patkau Architects: Selected Projects 1983-1993
TUNS Press, 1994
Ten projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.