Discussion in 'Buildings' started by AlbertC, May 1, 2012.
Soooo they're still just testing the different materials for the white cladding, righhhhht?
I only see 2 types of white cladding: "hollow/shallow" ones, and flush ones. The hollow/shallow ones are simply missing a panel to make them flush. I don't think they are testing anything at all. I do think both kinds are the same, but the hollow/shallow ones are simply incomplete yet, unlike most of the other (flush) ones.
Today from Yonge and Bloor.
This is so bad. I think it looks better in these photos than in real life.
This is so poorly designed. The panels on the side are completely perfunctory.
This is Toronto condo architecture we're talking about. Perfunctory statements are ahead of the game.
Not true. The floor plates alternate every three floors with rooms at one end having windows on just one of their two outside walls. As a design decision, it's the opposite of being perfunctory.
Is it successful in terms of its aesthetics? Some people simply won't like the design in its aspirations, but in terms of execution I think it's still too early to say: much of the design is still to be applied through balcony guards, and I am not sure we've seen the final version of the spandrel panels applied to the walls. At the end, if they don't achieve a smooth finish with the spandrel panels, then I'd say they'd have failed. I'm still hopeful that they can find the right material to make the design work.
I think the first half of your post uncharitably interprets my use of 'design' as referring to non-aesthetic facts about the building. So even though the argument is well-taken, I think it's misdirected. As for the aesthetic interpretation of 'design,' I take it we're at a standstill: you concede that it could turn out poorly, and I maintain that right now we already have reason to believe this will be the case.
So yeah, I'm willing to wait to make a final judgment.
Hard to judge until the balcony glass goes up. It's not looking good though. I have faith in aA though.
From Yonge and Bloor.
Taken November 21, 2017: