Tangential Vancouverism: Projects for Vancouver’s Urbanism explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver. Read on »
The work of Rural / Urban / Fantasy / Project, the multi-disciplinary design firm led by Sean Pearson, contains both a rigorous aesthetic and an open-ness to crossing creative borders.
Rather than starting with an idea of form, RUF focuses on the experiential aspect of the space they will create. Leaving behind any pre-conceived ideas of a project, they allow the design to come out of the narrative they weave with a client- whether it is a landscape or a building or a branding concept.
With their wide ranging international experience, grounded in a certain Canadian sensibility, their work is marked by high design standards and originality, but also by a commitment to an in situ approach that respects the local, even as it references the global. Whether it’s an exquisite line in a Saltspring Island house that brings the outside in and reinvigorates the tradition of West Coast Modernism, or a clever play between solidity and transparency in a Soweto sports stadium that contributes to a new architectural language in South Africa, RUF’s vision and integrity shine through.
Sean Pearson – Director, MRAIC