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Old October 22nd, 2015, 08:33 AM   #1
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The use of wood for this project plus the curve is simply stunning. It was designed by a Japanese starchitect. Crossed fingers for approval!





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Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:11 AM   #2
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Old October 26th, 2015, 08:13 PM   #3
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Who's the architect?
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Old October 26th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #4
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Wow, this is ugly. Not to be a complete troll, but there's a dramatic difference between conforming to an architectural environment, and creating a sterile environment through radical conformity that makes a city dull, lifeless, and it takes away the very blood that keeps a city interesting. And that's what Vancouver has done the past 20 years, and that's the movement buildings like this perpetuate. These dull, lifeless midrise blue skyscrapers destroy the city.
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A 2016 revision to the tower saw the floorplate slightly reduced and the number of units become 181. Now the final stage of approval has started, with a Development Permit application. The address has been slightly altered to 1568 Alberni, the number of units has gone up to 191 within the same envelope, but the image of the revised design hasn’t changed.
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Not sold on the convex facade. Maybe it just needs some tweaking. The rest is great and will suit Vancouver. Very West Coast.
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Not sold on the convex facade. Maybe it just needs some tweaking. The rest is great and will suit Vancouver. Very West Coast.
Yeah I'd like to know the rationale behind the convex design,
It seems that wood = west coast architecture these days for Vancouver.



















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Anything taller than 3 stories built of wood is a fire trap
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Anything taller than 3 stories built of wood is a fire trap
And is susceptible to earthquakes. Especially in a city like Vancouver.
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The convex gap is to preserve views to the west (towards Stanley Park) from the condo tower to the immediate east of the project.

You can see it in the first few renderings.

The silver panels are supposed to be solid and perforated aluminum panel cladding (as opposed to spandrel) - which makes for some pretty small windows.


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And is susceptible to earthquakes. Especially in a city like Vancouver.
Both of these statements are false.
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+1 People seem to be basing their statements on perception rather than science.
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The convex gap is to preserve views to the west (towards Stanley Park) from the condo tower to the immediate east of the project.

You can see it in the first few renderings.

The silver panels are supposed to be solid and perforated aluminum panel cladding (as opposed to spandrel) - which makes for some pretty small windows.
Thanks. I like the convex shape but find the exterior a little busy. Maybe I need to let it grow on me a little.
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Both of these statements are false.
I find the earthquake part actually pretty interesting.

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my school, UBC is building the tallest mass timber hybrid structure on the planet and there was concern over a population that it may be susceptible to earthquakes.
Now I know that's false.



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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #15
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Wow, this is ugly. Not to be a complete troll, but there's a dramatic difference between conforming to an architectural environment, and creating a sterile environment through radical conformity that makes a city dull, lifeless, and it takes away the very blood that keeps a city interesting. And that's what Vancouver has done the past 20 years, and that's the movement buildings like this perpetuate. These dull, lifeless midrise blue skyscrapers destroy the city.
You may be right about many other buildings in Vancouver, but certainly not this one. Dull, eh?


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It is not built of wood, but merely have wood cladding, silly.


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And is susceptible to earthquakes. Especially in a city like Vancouver.
Yet after an earthquake, the tall ones remain standing.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #17
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Pretty cool design. Very unusual.
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