Seventy5 Portland Street, the Freed Developments project designed by Philippe Starck's architectural practice 'Yoo' in association with Core Architects, has been undergoing a paint job for three months now. UrbanToronto member SpadinaBus tells us that DuoChem Duroplast 200, an acrylic paint, is being applied to the bare concrete, although the manufacturer recommends using a primer first.

While it is difficult to definitively declare from this render whether the building was originally meant to have a bare concrete finish, or be painted, the painting now being finished is hiding a stained and rough concrete finish. From a distance, the building certainly looks much cleaner than when concrete forming was completed.

Seventy5 Portland Street condos Toronto by Freed DevelopmentsSeventy5 Portland Street, Image by alklay

Seventy5 Portland Street, Toronto, Freed DevelopmentsSeventy5 Portland Street, Image by alklay

Seventy5 Portland Street, Toronto, Freed DevelopmentsSeventy5 Portland Street, Image by alklay

Seventy5 Portland Street, Toronto, Freed DevelopmentsSeventy5 Portland Street, Image by alklay

author: alklay

2010-07-25 23:44:03