Beginning July 3, 2018, the library is open five more hours per week! New hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Following our software upgrade, some users may find they have difficulty accessing or using their account. If you are having trouble, please phone our library and we can renew and place holds over the phone - 604-892-3110
Sea levels are rising and storms are becoming increasingly powerful. The cost of the damage caused by extreme weather events around the world increases. Is our architecture still fulfilling its actual purpose - namely to protect us from the cold and heat, and from rain and storms? Architects and engineers have long been discussing how the buildings of the future should be constructed. In Hong Kong, American Ted Givens works hard on a house designed to withstand any such hurricane, typhoon or tornado. Dutchman Koen Olthuis designs and builds floating houses, stadiums, mosques and golf courses around the world. German civil engineer Werner Sobek designs houses that are emission-neutral, completely recyclable and energy self-sufficient; he also researches intelligent structures that have muscles and nerves.