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Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 6:46 PM
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Yeah, unfortunately this one looks like it will be a frankenbuilding. I guess in a sense it will go with the Trillium.

It would be interesting to learn what sort of process produces these buildings. I guess there's either not really an architect or the architect's plans are heavily modified to suit developer requirements ("if we throw in seafoam green spandrel that was on sale we can save $15,000!").

HbD was supposed to prevent this somewhat but, unsurprisingly, the design review committee became more of an anti-height soapbox to be ignored than an actual panel of experts giving advice on design.
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Yeah, unfortunately this one looks like it will be a frankenbuilding. I guess in a sense it will go with the Trillium.

It would be interesting to learn what sort of process produces these buildings. I guess there's either not really an architect or the architect's plans are heavily modified to suit developer requirements ("if we throw in seafoam green spandrel that was on sale we can save $15,000!").

HbD was supposed to prevent this somewhat but, unsurprisingly, the design review committee became more of an anti-height soapbox to be ignored than an actual panel of experts giving advice on design.
That's exactly what it was. Shame on the city and the opponents.

Design is way more important than height in any decision. Unfortunately, This is Halifax (TIH),
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I am very impressed by the way this project is turning out. I think it is a modern style of century old cathedrals.
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I was on Citadel Hill today and this one looks good from there among the other buildings, turning out better than I thought it would
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After walking by it, around it, and looking at it from my brothers window, I like the density, but it looks like Meg to me. It makes me want to >raspberry<!! I don't mind brick so long as there is a little extra imagination involved. Look at the old brick buildings and there was detail around the windows, and doors. Brick can be attractive so long as you want it to.
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I think that is a very interesting and impressive design. I like the brick cladding.
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Completed, next to the church, shouldn't look too bad.
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Better than expected material usage. Design is still a "clayton park special"
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Well, yes, especially in how the building does not meet the street for mixed-used commercial. Does this development have underground parking?

I recall there being a kind of 'Park Vic' style circular driveway in the plans?
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There's a garage door in the first pic. Whether that's for parking or service, I don't know, but...
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There's a garage door in the first pic. Whether that's for parking or service, I don't know, but...
When the residents pass on, you gotta get them out of there somehow...
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There is U/G parking.
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This is coming along well, the masonry looks pretty good. Photos by me:



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Stone and brick being laid one by one instead of precast panels. I like this building more and more each time I see it.
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Due for an update, me thinks:









The Trifecta:


Taken in August 2007:
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2012, 4:51 AM
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Hmm.. I still maintain that this looks like a mishmash of different architectural styles. It doesn't look like the developers cheaped out, but it might have looked nicer with a simpler, more elegant design.

As I've said before the photos also make me wish that All Saints had been situated a little differently. It is an impressive building but it's in a strange location. It's too bad it wasn't built, say, at the visual terminus of Victoria Park.
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It's almost as is this building and the shorter one on the actual corner should've been switched?
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The Trifecta:
Thank you SekishikiMeikaiHa. I like your pictures; they give a good perspective of the end result.

Personally, I like what was done with this project. I can see that the architect and developer wanted to blend modern architecture with the old Cathedral style. This wasn't an easy task and I think that they did a very admirable job. I can understand why some might not like it but I prefer their creative effort versus what it would have been if they had of just tried to replicate the old cathedral style.
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