I returned for the second time this visit to Zambri's Restaurant (http://www.zambris.ca/) in Victoria, B.C. I loved the stellar food and stylish decor.
Here's a snap of the interior:
If you follow my blog, you know my favourite architecture tends to be structures constructed of metal, glass, stone and wood. The use and play of these four elemental materials creates, in my opinion, the most timeless of buildings regardless of how classic or contemporary they might be.
Victoria's new Atrium Building, located at 800 Yates Street, designed by D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism (http://www.fdarc.ca/) is the perfect marriage of structure, material, space and light. Centred around a seven storey lobby, the hard materials are juxtaposed against the undulating curves of the structure, while the transparency of the 7200 square foot glass skylit canopy and curtain wall creates a delightful interplay of light and shadow. With its distinctive west coast vibe, this development won a special award from The Canadian Wood Council in the 2010 North American Wood Design Awards. And with good reason. It's glorious. Here's a photo of the lobby:
It's refreshing to see Victoria remain cutting edge in its architecture and food, especially when the two are combined!