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Old October 21st, 2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Help show me a great apartment building

I am trying to find some examples of well designed modern apartments buildings. I am trying to show that new apartments in smaller towns do not need to be bland, boring and soulless. I am not looking for refurbished heritage buildings or fantastic high cost skyscrapers. Any offers gratefully received!

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Old October 24th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old October 24th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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Rue des Suisses, Herzog & de Meuron

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Old October 24th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. The flower tower is quite mad!
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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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Before clicking I thought "Only 3 posts? I bet there is nothing interesting in the thread yet"

I clicked anyways and wow, especially for this one:

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The retactable thingies seem to be so cosey. A beautifully secure veranda. while the brown colour blends is perfectly with the surroundings.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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Old October 25th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot. The flower tower is quite mad!
Who has to water all those plants every day? It will look pretty wretched when the bamboo starts to get all pale and wilty. To be honest, with plants in individual planters all over the place, it is a bit kitschy, and the building underneath looks pretty ordinary. It is as if the bamboo planters were installed for making a dramatic publicity shot, but are likely unrealistic to maintain over the long haul.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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Old October 27th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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Who has to water all those plants every day? It will look pretty wretched when the bamboo starts to get all pale and wilty. To be honest, with plants in individual planters all over the place, it is a bit kitschy, and the building underneath looks pretty ordinary. It is as if the bamboo planters were installed for making a dramatic publicity shot, but are likely unrealistic to maintain over the long haul.
Yes but a replanting with give you a whole new building
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Old October 28th, 2011, 09:28 AM   #10
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Do you have any idea of the amount of daily watering every tenant would have to do to keep the bamboo, or other plants alive in those planters? Unlikely everyone is going to feel like being a gardener, or even feel like having their balconies taken up by massive planters. I think it is more of a cutesy way to make a very ordinary building look fancy in renderings, but the reality of upkeep will look patchwork very soon.
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Old October 29th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #11
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Hey, whats the cost of cleaning all though windows on new skyscrapers!

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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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Hey, whats the cost of cleaning all though windows on new skyscrapers!

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Regularily scheduled seasonal window cleaning is a necessity as long as we have glass windows, but creating rows of planters to achieve a "look" that requires daily maintenance is quite another cup of tea!
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #13
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There are some great apartment buildings around the world, but I always wonder about cost. 'They' keep telling us that costs have to be minimised (especially with the world economy as it is at the moment) but is it really so difficult to create good-looking buildings without spending lots of money?
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #14
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Has anyone seen the detailed plans for this? Maybe they have some kind of automatic plant watering system?
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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Flower tower has strange anomoly on third floor... if place is wet enough peoples dont have to water each pots...also the pots looks weird, maybe better if they were different colors, maybe worse... i like how the bushes look all over the building though, planters is the problem
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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #16
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Yeah, I agree. The planters make the place look like a towering Home Depot garden center.

It's not a bad looking building otherwise though.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #17
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What if they just use desert plants?
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