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Design Haus 
231 College St, Toronto
Developer: Shiu Pong

Design Haus | 52m | 17s | Shiu Pong | Kirkor Architects | Page 6

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by investican, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. ProjectEnd

    ProjectEnd Senior Member

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    F*** you.
     
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  2. TheKingEast

    TheKingEast Senior Member

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    Another well designed building by he great folks at Kirkor. :p
     
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    Design Haus is an artful example of modern design on an intimate scale...thoughtfully designed...exceptionally designed..."

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    Gee, you would think that someone with over 4,800 posts, would view that "with a grain of salt,":D
     
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    innsertnamehere Superstar

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    LOL at ShonTrons edit.

    Best post of the day. Its official.
     
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  5. salsa

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    Please tell them that at a public meeting.
     
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  6. egotrippin

    egotrippin Senior Member

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    Heritage structure essentially destroyed except for two token elevations? Check.
    Inelegant massing and design with no relationship to said heritage "structure"? Check.
    Hot mess of spandrel, heavy-handed use of mullions and overall cheap plasticky appearance? Checkmate.

    Another architectural failure from Kirkor, and general planning failure overall. At this rate we're going to become overrun with regrettable second-rate architecture, with the entirety of our Victorian street fronts reduced to nothing more than token facades worn like a creepy mask made out someone's skin. Grim.
     
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    Good point regarding solar gain. Forgot about that. But regarding insulation. Is it not the same insulation system used for other panes of glas? I figured one pane was just opaque versus the vision pane, but the brackets and mounting and insulating technology were identical.
     
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    innsertnamehere Superstar

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    no there is regular framing, drywall, and insulation behind spandrel. When you are in the unit it looks like a regular wall.
     
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    Ah alrighty then. Thanks for the info

    The More You Know...
     
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    An update:

    • 2 of the 4 retailers at the podium closed on Wednesday
    • One retailer (the corner store) had its last day of business today
    • I'm unclear about the last shop; there were no signs indicating an upcoming closure, and it was occupied with the lights on when I passed by.
     
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    Taken yesterday. All the retailers have moved out now, and the entrances to the apartments upstairs appear to have been boarded up.

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  12. AlvinofDiaspar

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    Thanks for the update - can't wait to see this unabashed spandrel fest rise. College St. is fast gaining a reputation for awful, third rate architecture. DesignHaus? More like DogHaus.

    AoD
     
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    That's offensive to dogs everywhere.
     
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    "Design"?

    "Artful"?

    If only words could sue for abuse.
     
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  15. PMT

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    Looks like there's movement on this:

    Application: New Building Status: Not Started

    Location: 233 COLLEGE ST
    TORONTO ON M5T 1R4

    Ward 20: Trinity-Spadina

    Application#: 16 211134 BLD 00 NB Accepted Date: Aug 26, 2016

    Project: Mixed Use/Res w Non Res New Building

    Description: Proposal to construct a 17 storey condo and rental building with 142 units, ground floor commercial, and 2 levels of below grade parking. 231, 233, 233 A-D COLLEGE ST & 179, 181 HURON ST.
     
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