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Externally, horizontal ribbons of fibre-reinforced concrete Ductal spandrel panels express a natural colour and a fine texture, recalling the handcrafted brick and stone in Victoria’s historic buildings.
Inside the Atrium, horizontal ribbons of panelized hemlock slats follow the sweep of the atrium’s curving walls. Tongue-and-groove cedar soffits bring warmth and definition to the building’s street level.
Small-dimension lumber is expressed in a structural capacity with twelve filigreed wood trusses that support the atrium’s 670m2 skylight. The lenticular shape of the truss chords is achieved by building up arched strands of Mountain Pine beetle-killed lumber, and spacing them with elliptical glulam blocks of reclaimed Douglas fir.
Vegetated roofs with 6 inches of growing medium planted with sedums and other shallow-rooted plants, along with areas of one-foot growing medium with small shrubs.

Victoria, British Columbia

Featured in:
Bassen Thorpe Gallery, January 2014
Canon DSLR, January 2014
Pacific Northwest, January 2014
Beautiful BC, February 2014

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...12 months ago

    Beautiful Wendi… That is WOW factor Architecture…
    And I love the curves…

  • Thanks Larry….this is a new building for us and a pleasant departure!! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG12 months ago

  • Many thanks for featuring this work in your fine gallery!! :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon12 months ago

  • Thank you Lynn!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci12 months ago

  • Thanks John.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunningham11 months ago

    so cool – great photography wendi !

  • Thanks heaps, Dean!! Nice to see you here. :)

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen201211 months ago

    Lovely shapes, curves and patterns Wendi. A fav for me.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Many thanks Colleen….the architects certainly had a grand vision.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Dianne English
    Dianne English11 months ago

    I love the colours Wendi, your work is always so inspirational, different and creative !

  • Aw! thanks Di….can you be the judge at the next comp I enter!! LOL xo

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Loisb
    Loisb11 months ago


  • Such an honour, Lois….I’m delighted! Thank you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Cee Neuner
    Cee Neuner11 months ago

    Gorgeous photography! Congratulations on your feature in the Pacific Northwest Photography group.

  • Thanks so much Cee….always love seeing you stop by!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...11 months ago

    Feb 6, 2014

  • Thank you kindly, Sheri!

    – Wendi Donaldson

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