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Old Posted Oct 4, 2013, 1:24 AM
scooby074 scooby074 is offline
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Originally Posted by Empire View Post
I don't buy it for a second. Translation goes something like this. Let's build a very cheap building in a very prime part of town, use cheap tin siding, a basic building form, no street presence and worst of all, leave the street level exposed columns in their - right out of the concrete form stage and call it modernistic. Someone will buy it because of its location. This building will require a lot of maintenance in five years. UV damaged tin etc. If you look at true modernistic architecture you will find quality materials and in Halifax you will find bottom of the barrel materials such as the Spice building.
Ding, Ding! We have a winner!

The design, to look like shipping containers is hackneyed and clich├ęd IMHO.

Not much different than the thought process that was behind the lighthouses at Trillium.
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