No Place Like Home:
Houses of Metro Vancouver
No Place Like Home: Houses of Metro Vancouver is an illustration book about residential architecture of Metro Vancouver that I self-published in May, 2022. The book includes the history and architectural development facts about the following cities: Burnaby, Coquitlam & Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, North Vancouver & West Vancouver.
A limited number of 100 copies was sold out within 3 days after the release.
As a 2D animator, Kerel Alaas is used to seeing things in a different way, and that's what sparked the idea for a new project highlighting various neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver.
Alaas wanted to be an architect growing up in Yakutsk, a city in Russia's Republic of Sakha, but decided it would be a difficult path. Instead, she decided to follow her artistic nature, attending Emily Carr University after her family moved to Metro Vancouver.
Writer, Illustrator, Animator, Videographer, Video Editor, Creative Director
2D, Animation, Motion Design,
Illustration, Design, Research, Videography
Watch the short documentary to learn more about the project!