980 Lansdowne Avenue | 101.14m | 36s | Neudorfer | Gabriel Bodor

Amare

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i will compare it to the Rosedale on the Bloor project. it's not ugly and it's not the best looking either, it's just a decent looking building.
Rosedale on Bloor is much better from a design perspective than this unmitigated disaster. Quality of materials used there are also much better, like i said before the materials here look like they came from a dollar store.
 

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More shots of everyone's favourite active West End project. Although you can't see the cladding from these angles yet:


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I don't mind the type of cladding they're using (cause I don't have to live there)....

...but why that color? Looks awful.
 

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The colours used here have the panels screaming "I am spandrel, so what!"

I may be the odd one out on this opinion, but to me, that is not so bad, and perhaps even refreshing compared to all the times spandrel is used in a manner where it is meant to mimic some other material, but in reality makes for a very poor facsimile.
 

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The colours used here have the panels screaming "I am spandrel, so what!"

I may be the odd one out on this opinion, but to me, that is not so bad, and perhaps even refreshing compared to all the times spandrel is used in a manner where it is meant to mimic some other material, but in reality makes for a very poor facsimile.
Agreed. I go by this build a few times per week. While I doubt it will ever win any architectural awards, it's a nice pop of colour which is a welcome change from the grey and glass towers we're so used to. Coupled with the black framing, it's got a Mondrian vibe going on which is a neat quirk.
 

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