Trend House Mini Tour

We recently put together a short video tour of the Calgary Trend House, taking a look at the public spaces in the house and talking a little bit about some of the unique features of the house and the program that created it.

Holiday Inn by Rule, Wynn, Rule 1964

I came across this great postcard the other day of the Holiday Inn, built in 1964 and designed by the Calgary office of Rule, Wynn, Rule, the designers of the Calgary Trend House.

Avenue Magazine Article

We are very excited to have our friends at Avenue Magazine include an article on the Calgary Trend House in their February 2016 “Modern Vintage” issue.

New photo gallery added

It’s been a while since we added some photos of the house, so here’s a new gallery of post-restoration photos.

Newly upholstered dining chairs

Over the last little while we’ve come across a couple of sets of 50s/60s dining room chairs and picked them up for a decent price at the Avenue Antiques Market here in Calgary. With Avenue Magazine coming by to do a photoshoot for an upcoming edition, we thought it was about time that we had […]

Calgary Downtown MCM Tour, Oct 10 2015

Details of a Mid-Century Modern tour of downtown Calgary, put on by the Esker Foundation and the Calgary Heritage Initiative on October 10th 2015.

The Trend House Program Report via SSAC

A while back, Allan Collier got in touch with us to let us know about an article he wrote in 1995 for The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) Bulletin

Original interior colours in the Trend House

What were the original colours used in the Calgary Trend House in 1954? Based on some written accounts we put together some swatches.

Claybank brick in the Trend House

Claybank brick which was used in the Calgary Trend House was an industrial fire brick also used in warships and to line the launch pads at Cape Canaveral.

Calgary Jane’s Walk 2015

This past May, Karen Paul from the Britannia Community Association put together an excellent Jane’s Walk examining 50s Modernism in the community of Britannia, and asked us whether we would consider having the Trend House take part.