I live in Vancouver — a coastal city, known for it’s rainforests and big cedar trees. Vancouver is a relatively young city, and didn’t develop a well known style until after WWII. This new aesthetic emerged into what we refer to today as “West Coast Style”. It’s a contemporary design that prioritizes its vistas and takes advantage of its natural resources, not surprising this includes local wood.
Vancouver is often referred to as the “city of glass”, for its extensive use of glass and natural lighting. I live in a part of Vancouver called Fairview. My townhome was build in the mid 1980s when this neighbourhood was really taking off. A prominent design style of the time was Post Modernism. Many of the buildings in this area have nods to the Mediterranean or Southern California (lots of stucco, roof parallels, open common courtyards, arched windows).