Matthew Soules

Matthew Soules is a licensed architect in Canada and the United States holding a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University. (more…)

Rain Urbanism

Rain Urbanism

—Of the 36 cities in North America with populations over two million, Vancouver has the most days with measurable precipitation. It rains more of the time here, than anywhere else. While this moisture supports the magnificent fecundity of the city’s biota, it also suppresses the proliferation of an activated street-life. (more…)

Rain Urbanism / Rain Architecture

Rain Urbanism / Rain Architecture

Animated Publics versus Damp Subjects

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Not a chance, not in Vancouver at least. Of the 36 cities in North America with populations over two million, Vancouver has the most days with measurable precipitation. It rains more of the time here, than anywhere else on the continent. And meteorological data suggests it will get even wetter. Annual rainfall has increased by approximately six inches since 1960 and it’s widely expected that this trend will continue well into the future. Don’t put away the galoshes anytime soon. (more…)