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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:23 AM
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As many of us know, Calgary's Glenbow nuclear bunker... er... I mean, Glenbow Museum... could desperately use a refresh. Even though it's one of the largest museums in the country, it is by far the ugliest major cultural institution in the country. Dialog Architecture has proposed a revitalization to the existing structure that isn't too bad at all, dependent on material choices...

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Source: Trip Advisor

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http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:31 AM
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I really enjoy the way that their proposal opens up the ground level to the surrounding sidewalks, and seems to bring in more natural light. One issue I have with this rendering, however, is the sterility of it. We are a winter city, and as soothing as blues and greys and whites are, it would be nice to see some warmth brought in with the use of natural woods, leather walls, and a colour scheme inspired by the range of earth tones found in and around Calgary.

Much improved over the bunker though...
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:37 AM
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I agree to a point, but I would hate to see a sort of doubling of the textures used in the New Central Library here. I think maybe some light brown leather walls on the interior, with black or blue EIFS panels on the ceiling would be a beautiful contrast. The rest of the facade being white on Stephen Avenue would be fine though, considering everything else on that street is warm earth tones. No wood in this design unless a beautiful interior spiral staircase, please!
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 1:01 AM
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I agree to a point, but I would hate to see a sort of doubling of the textures used in the New Central Library here. I think maybe some light brown leather walls on the interior, with black or blue EIFS panels on the ceiling would be a beautiful contrast. The rest of the facade being white on Stephen Avenue would be fine though, considering everything else on that street is warm earth tones. No wood in this design unless a beautiful interior spiral staircase, please!
I can get behind black and blue. Just something modern but not stark. We have enough of that in Calgary and I would love to see a return to nature. How amazing would it be to have a focus wall made from a polished deep red-toned gneiss rock? I mean, just anything to give weight and warmth. But i love the idea of separate facades fronting different streets.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 1:06 AM
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As many of us know, Calgary's Glenbow nuclear bunker... er... I mean, Glenbow Museum... could desperately use a refresh. Even though it's one of the largest museums in the country, it is by far the ugliest major cultural institution in the country. Dialog Architecture has proposed a revitalization to the existing structure that isn't too bad at all, dependent on material choices...

Current:

Source: Trip Advisor

Proposed:

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/

http://www.dialogdesign.ca/projects/...eum/gallery/3/
Reminds me of a cheese grater.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 1:51 AM
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The appears to be the inspiration.
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source: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2019/01/...ts-pie-complex

U of T is movie forward with their "PIE" complex.

Located at 112 College Street directly adjacent to the northeast entrance of Queen's Park subway station, the new tower would rise 13 storeys with two additional mechanical penthouse levels for a total height of 65 metres. Designed by New York-based Weiss/Manfredi Architects alongside local firm Teeple Architects, the building would add 17,588 square metres of new institutional space within a tapered trapezoidal form. The PIE Complex will replace the 1953-built Best Building, which is the western portion of the university's Banting and Best Complex.

















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Wonderful design for that corner of University Avenue (Toronto).
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R sur le Montagne, downtown Montreal (Bell Centre cluster) 21-floors

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The Bell centre cluster is already huge and about to practically double in density in the next 3 years. It's crazy.
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Wonderful design for that corner of University Avenue (Toronto).
It's actually better than the usual U of T attempts to look architecturally hip. That is such a lifeless area.

Do any of these trees that one sees in renderings actually materialize in real life?
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The Bell centre cluster is already huge and about to practically double in density in the next 3 years. It's crazy.
Is there a subway stop close by?
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Is there a subway stop close by?
It’s between two subway stations, Lucien-L’Allier (some of the future towers will be build above Lucien L’Allier) and Bonaventure (orange line). It’s also a few blocks away from Central Station and a future REM station. It’s a five minutes walk away from Ste-Catherine, therefore close to Peel and Guy-Concordia stations (green line).
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2019, 4:33 PM
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The Bell centre cluster is already huge and about to practically double in density in the next 3 years. It's crazy.
Including the Bell Centre cluster + YUL projects, Holiday Inn and the small 10-12-floor projects, this area added nearly 5,000+ units since ~2013 (including ones U/C). We still have four proposed in the cluster, Quinzicent, Dorchester apartments if that's even happening, social housing, CN project if they stop stalling and remaining QW. QW alone is projected to add 6,000 people to the area, so we can be talking about 10-15,000 people in this cluster once everything is done and maybe more.
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8200 Warden Avenue | MARKHAM, ON | 40s 43s 38s 32s 28s | Lifetime Developments


The white/glass balconies look like parasitic bot flies.

The proposed development is beside the IBM lab in Markham.
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Love that Markham proposal, that Montreal proposal on the other hand is as bland as bland can be.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 2:09 PM
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Appartements Dorchester - corner of René-Lévesque and Guy. The mid-century hotel (now student appartements) and its rotunda will be kept.

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Ah the old Maritime Plaza Hotel, I've had some fun times in that building. I'm glad they are keeping most of the original structure, the new tower is nice and simple and contrasts well with the original design.
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As posted by Michael C:

Jasper & 108 Street Development.
-Maclab, Pangman and John Day developments.
45 Stories - 147m








I assume this one is what the development would look like from the proposed central park.




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