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Old Posted Jan 31, 2017, 2:53 AM
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This one has a far more west-coast feel particularly with the interiors. But man, the floorplans are cramped! My $400k one-bedroom condos have more generous living/dining space than their $2M 2-bedroom units.
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Really cramped - linear kitchens and the bedroom suites look bigger than the living diving rooms,
and there's this oddly placed column:


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Are they including the balcony in the 1474 sq ft?

The "japanese garden" seems like a huge waste of space. They should have continued the exterior glazing from the dining room and enclosed that space instead.

Somethign like this:

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Thanks!

Wow - they don't even break-out the exterior sq footage.
They just give one figure that both interior and exterior sq footage!!
Yep, I'm pretty sure they're combining both interior and exterior square footage like in Vancouver House and just calling it 'living area' instead to boost the number
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2017, 9:18 PM
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Are they including the balcony in the 1474 sq ft?
Yeah, they are to boost the number / "mislead".
If they enclosed the balcony bits they'd exceed their FSR.

Did you remove a column at the Japanese garden?
The mind boggles at the placement of the other column in front of the window
(it's not as if the building has regular window spacing, either).
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2017, 10:07 PM
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Yeah, they are to boost the number / "mislead".
If they enclosed the balcony bits they'd exceed their FSR.
Stupid FSR limits...

It's not like adding a few square feet to each unit instead of useless balcony space makes any different to the City in the end...

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Did you remove a column at the Japanese garden?
Damn, you're right there it's a column in the Japanese garden. Didn't notice that at first.
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I wonder why those 2 columns can't be part of the external wall - they're only a foot away.
I suppose having the column as part of the wall would force a "stripe" up the tower
- so maybe it's an facadist artistic choice that has dire consequences for interior space planning.
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Old Posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:28 AM
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From the UDP minutes:

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The project has a proposed density of 13.85 FSR and a proposed height of 43 storeys (434 ft.). View cones B1, C1, and 3.2.1 limit the maximum height on this site to approximately 438 ft. Due to this, the penthouse units are two-storeys with internal stairs so that no elevator overrun is required.
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Additional interior renderings are now available:








More images and information at: https://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/ca/alberni-by-kengo-kuma
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Oriented strand board or cork boards?
Larger windows would be nicer to relive the boredom

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Old Posted Feb 9, 2017, 9:58 PM
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The interiors for this building are the best I've ever seen, and so fitting for Vancouver/West Coast style. Such a nice break from the 'everything must be white' scheme we've been seeing lately that appeals very much to certain foreign buyers.
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The interiors for this building are the best I've ever seen, and so fitting for Vancouver/West Coast style. Such a nice break from the 'everything must be white' scheme we've been seeing lately that appeals very much to certain foreign buyers.
Agreed. We need more buildings that fit Vancouver's west coast style instead of architecture and buildings that follow the money and can go in any city because of their sterility.
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Agreed. We need more buildings that fit Vancouver's west coast style instead of architecture and buildings that follow the money and can go in any city because of their sterility.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:25 AM
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James Cheng would be laughing to the bank if he sees this project rejected by the UDP.
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Why would Jim Cheng make money if this project was rejected?

You guys know the reason Kengo Kuma is working with Westbank is that Jim recommended him right?
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This one was approved by DP board and it's conditions have been met. Aside from Building permit this is good to go as far as I can tell.
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Good news, can't wait for demolition to start.
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