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Old Posted May 25, 2016, 11:26 PM
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That looks completely modern and at the same time like it has been there for 80 years (sort of). I like it.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 2:57 PM
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So simple, yet so beautiful. Why can't there be more of this?
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Stuff like that is most beautiful in constrast to something else. It would be terrible if you had neighbourhoods full of that style of housing.
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Stuff like that is most beautiful in constrast to something else. It would be terrible if you had neighbourhoods full of that style of housing.
Ya there is a street near my place in Riverside that made too many and has taken away from the character of the block. Boulton Avenue.

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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 3:59 PM
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Stuff like that is most beautiful in constrast to something else. It would be terrible if you had neighbourhoods full of that style of housing.
Fair enough. But the average Canadian urban neighbourhood can accommodate an awful lot of that before it reaches the tipping point.
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So simple, yet so beautiful. Why can't there be more of this?
Wow. You stole the words right out of my mouth.

Technical question: The tops of these units look to have a type of banding. The weird part I can't figure out is what gives it that illusion when it is the exact same type of brick as the rest of the facade. Does it stick out further?
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Ya there is a street near my place in Riverside that made too many and has taken away from the character of the block. Boulton Avenue.

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All things in moderation. Though that looks much different than the one posted before.
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This isn't the best random project in Calgary but it certainly is different from the vast majority. The new Genco 634 office tower. Smaller offices that fit narrower lots are hardly ever built here it seems. Refreshing to see something that isn't a corporate behemoth.

The only confusing thing is that the building on the corner is actually a completely different office and it's only 2 stories. Not sure how that would affect the future visibility of the side of Genco's tower.



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Stuff like that is most beautiful in constrast to something else. It would be terrible if you had neighbourhoods full of that style of housing.

I don't agree. More important than the architecture itself is the scale of the buildings and the quality of the public streetscaping. A well-scaled, well-designed neighbourhood of minimalist buildings - especially ones like these that use warm materials - would still be great. Not as nice as an old, character area with a few modern buildings for contrast, but preferable to building faux historic or a mish mash of styles in a newly built area.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2016, 4:07 PM
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^ Not completely in love with the exterior of ZN House, but holy crap that interior
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^ Not completely in love with the exterior of ZN House, but holy crap that interior
I agree re the interior, but I am intrigued by the way tong has largely maintained the silhouette of the front of old house. You're left with a sort of "memory" that fits in perfectly with the neighbours. Well done, imho.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2016, 7:05 PM
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^ Yes, I'll agree with you there. I live an infill home in a established neighbourhood and my home (and most of the others) contrast pretty starkly with the older housing stock. I kind of like the contrasting effect, but I know that some of the original infillers had to deal with a lot of neighbourhood opposition. The Tong home avoids that and takes a much more sensitive approach.

On another note, my home has a built in Miele espresso machine like the one shown in the Tong house. To anyone thinking about it: don't do it. The damn things are unreliable and hardly anyone can fix them... mine died and now I'm stuck buying a replacement or redoing the cabinetry. The internet is littered with sob stories from suckers like me.
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On another note, my home has a built in Miele espresso machine like the one shown in the Tong house. To anyone thinking about it: don't do it. The damn things are unreliable and hardly anyone can fix them... mine died and now I'm stuck buying a replacement or redoing the cabinetry. The internet is littered with sob stories from suckers like me.
My condolences.

It seems every generation/decade has a built-in wall appliance and those things just don't stand up to time very well.
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My condolences.

It seems every generation/decade has a built-in wall appliance and those things just don't stand up to time very well.
So help me God I am never buying German appliances or built-in wall appliances again.
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My sister has a Bosch dishwasher that has withstood the test of time.
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My sister has a Bosch dishwasher that has withstood the test of time.
Me too, going on 16 years now. But I don't think Bosch has built in Germany for years, have they?
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^ My dishwasher and built-in oven are AEG and fortunately I haven't had any problems with those (knock on wood). That's the one brand that hasn't disappointed me.
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