May 25 is World Interiors Day, and to celebrate, here's one "hot off the camera": the not-yet-a-year-old Askew's Foods Uptown grocery in Salmon Arm, BC. I just photographed this yesterday for the architect, Allan + Maurer and Associates in Penticton, BC. The store features a pleasantly unconventional half-radial plan, copious amounts of local wood on the root and elsewhere, an onsite bioswale fed (among other things) with water collected from the roof, several commodious social spaces, and...probably the Interior's biggest selection of good groceries, comparable to what we'd get at a Choices or Urban Fare in Vancouver. This is the first stop on a trip that's also taking me to Calgary and Edmonton to photograph a bunch of other projects.
Read more about World Interiors Day here, thanks to our friends at Interior Designers of Canada. (And if you're an interior designer in BC: have you had your project photographed for the IDIBC Awards yet? Well, get it scheduled! You only have a week and a bit left, you know...)