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Old Posted Oct 30, 2013, 3:51 PM
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Nimby Clues to get a sexy neighbour?! Maybe ...
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2013, 3:41 PM
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2013, 7:42 PM
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If I were a developer, and had a loads of cash then, I would try to develop a few 20-30 floor office buildings, and a several hi-rise residential towers on the other side of Mount Royal. Maybe even put a 40+ story iconic office tower too. Really develop this skyline… I think a few more buildings and this would make a great second skyline for Montreal and it is pretty close to downtown too - 5-10 minute by car.

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^Hmm. Any idea of their aesthetic design?

I'm still at work on my first NimbyTect Neighbourhood - my 2030s vision for the Queen/Bathurst/Front/University Avenue area of Toronto. I'm currently recreating Adelaide Street West in my appalling style.

For example, Nowhere House is proposed to be located at the NE corner of Adelaide West and Widmer Street--currently occupied by some ancient dumpy Victorian rowhouses and a parking lot--ie 302-308 Adelaide Street West. Its neighbour to the East would be the Bond Condominiums by Lifetime Developments.

Ed<3TO -- short for Entertainment District Love Toronto -- is going at 260 Adelaide Street West, currently home to Toronto Fire Station #332. It is going only on the Adelaide frontage, with another NimbyTect proposal for the Richmond Street West lot TBA...

ED<3TO = inspired by the past, but utterly modern.


It's tall -- 65 storeys is about right, right?




Compare to the proposed 50 storeys a few blocks west at Nowhere House
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Can you spot the Nimby Clues?




Out of towners, it's going right here:
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2013, 1:13 PM
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Design challenge: I've been wanting to sketch a tower for this site for many months. This is merely a massing study of the max density I believe could fit at this site--SE corner Dundas and University, Toronto--currently occupied by an ugly 5s RBC bank branch. I propose a mix of office & residential, and possibly a hotel on this site.




Can NimbyTect "sex" up this design? Suggestions welcome.
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The massing is far too heavy for the intersection.

Lighten up the floorplates a bit, and you might have a winner.
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^Good idea I'm working on solving it--am I headed in the right direction?
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There's this awful parking lot and lowrise building on the SE corner of Adelaide and Spadina Avenue, Toronto that must go. I pulled out my calculator and did the math.


Does it add up?
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2013, 5:36 PM
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Condo Math:
The best location

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The most appropriate design (relates to its neighbours without being cheap historicist architecture)

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Fantastic urban streetwall


= 100% NimbyTect

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Something rather different but which interests me just as much as architecture: furniture design. Again, I've got many ideas but I'll start here: Donuts and Coffee Table by NimbyTect Inside. A very Canadian idea for a very special person I know.
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A few hours in SketchUp later ...

NimbyTect presents "The Queen West Triangle" - a work in progress.






Version 1 has the typical podium + Balcony Tower aesthetic (which I'm rather bored by--version 2 is very different.)




An alternative vision to
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1181 Queen St. West (at Gladstone), Toronto. 26 stories:


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Version 2 of The Queen West Triangle is under way
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Queen West Triangle by NimbyTect

Version 2 is here. It's only one of about one hundred "flatiron"-style buildings I have in my head at the moment.






Still to come: the balconies and furniture perhaps?
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I hate being Canada's worst architect. What will it take to become #1?



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Toronto's hippest hotel c.2020?


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Block by block, lot by lot, NimbyTect is slowly taking over Adelaide Street West-Toronto. Today, it's the SE corner of Adelaide & Portland:


(Current status: a parking lot.)
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King and University in Waterloo is one of Canada's most depressing intersections considering it's a hub of student activity. What I think it needs:


Designed to be simple yet cool:




Students: would you live here?
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Peter's Nimby: a proposal for 111 Peter Street, Toronto.
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