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Old Posted May 31, 2018, 4:55 PM
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Of course it's possible. My point has nothing to do with the 40/60 split. There are others way to achieve energy efficiency without 40% spandrel.

The glass panes are floor to ceiling on Glasshouse. The spandrel is less obvious. Less mullions + better coloured matched spandrel = cleaner and more sophisticated (as how I see it)
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Old Posted May 31, 2018, 9:45 PM
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I like the way it looks too. It quite effectively disguises the fact that it really is a lot of solid wall with punched windows.

of course, I would never buy there, because of the questionable construction details, but it is nice looking.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2018, 7:42 PM
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The way I see it, 390's prominent setting on the river makes the cheap cladding stand out even more. I agree the balcony's treatment on Glasshouse could of been better but, it still doesn't amount to a large wall made of small seaform spandrel panels held up by miles of mullion caps. The window wall on Glasshouse is cleaner and modern.

Who knows. Maybe it will take a few more 390s popping up for the novelty of "being different" to wear out.
390s mullions are more obvious, but for some reason there appear to be more of them on Glasshouse, although they blend in better for sure.

But to the final point, Winnipeg needs more projects of this or even slightly smaller scale to populate a new modern design standard. Hopefully architects and landowners then start getting creative.


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I like the way it looks too. It quite effectively disguises the fact that it really is a lot of solid wall with punched windows.

of course, I would never buy there, because of the questionable construction details, but it is nice looking.
Lol, they have not had fun with that floor and window wall.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 1:58 AM
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 2:09 AM
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390s mullions are more obvious, but for some reason there appear to be more of them on Glasshouse, although they blend in better for sure.

But to the final point, Winnipeg needs more projects of this or even slightly smaller scale to populate a new modern design standard. Hopefully architects and landowners then start getting creative.
I actually think this is a huge thing here – people kind of just going by the status quo, what everyone else is doing. People tend to follow trends here... Notice that soon as the RBC building was lit up at 220 Portage, everyone seems to be following that trend now. Same thing with grey/black buildings.

People hopefully see the potential in things like glasshouse and 390, and follow suit. There's a lot of big egos in real estate, and everyone wants to beat the competition lol.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 7:53 PM
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 7:57 PM
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Why do the balconies look like sh*t?
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Why do the balconies look like sh*t?
I was wondering the same thing myself
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:43 PM
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I hope that's not the finished product.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 1:45 PM
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That's what concrete looks like. I doubt they'll cover it with anything.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 1:54 PM
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At least cover it with some paint. I didn't know that's what concrete looks like. Silly me.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 2:03 PM
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haha.. It looks good from a far. But when looking up at the balconies it's hideous. Balconies: Where people store their bikes.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:31 PM
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Maybe paint them with a nice orange concrete paint. Purple! That's it.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 7:20 PM
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The underside of Glasshouse looks nothing like that.
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 8:26 PM
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les.net has a live camera view of downtown and d condo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO8gSBy1TiM
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Old Posted Jul 4, 2018, 8:34 PM
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The underside of Glasshouse looks nothing like that.
Precast (glasshouse) versus cast-in-place (d Condo).
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At least cover it with some paint. I didn't know that's what concrete looks like. Silly me.
Paint won't last and will have to be done every few years when it starts to peel off.
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