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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:13 AM   #12461
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Blackwall Reach | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=630875

Official website: http://blackwallreach.co.uk/



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  • Developer: Swan Housing
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.5bn)
  • Homes: 1,575
  • Site area: 8.4 hectares

Plans for Phase 1B (242 homes) of Blackwall Reach have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council.



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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #12462
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What's your point ?.
I suppose it's because of the inane lack of consideration of variables, context, economics, irrelevant blanket statements/assumptions etc. That and the carelessness or ignorance re the language in which some opinions are expressed.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:48 AM   #12463
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^ lol.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:27 AM   #12464
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^ lol.
He is right, your post was that bad!
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:31 AM   #12465
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GB1 asks a perfectly fair question. The fact that other people have most of the answer readily available doesn't mean someone else can't ask.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:32 AM   #12466
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GB1 asks a perfectly fair question. The fact that other people have most of the answer readily available doesn't mean someone else can't ask.
Nobody said he couldnt!
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #12467
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He is right, your post was that bad!
Okay, if asking a question was that bad, enlighten me ?.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:37 AM   #12468
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Okay, if asking a question was that bad, enlighten me ?.
I think hugh summed it up pretty eloquently.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 01:40 AM   #12469
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I think hugh summed it up pretty eloquently.
Okay, I'll play along. What assumptions have I made by asking a question or stating my own opinion?.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #12470
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Awesome pano by potto.

Great depth of field, with the Royal Naval College in the foreground; the meandering of a silver Thames; the City and Canary Wharf clusters, of course; and St Pauls...........still, wonderfully, stealing the show amid all the high rises and cranes around it.

Definite high scoring SSC banner material.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #12471
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Can anyone answer me this question. How come cities like Chicago, Miami, Atlanta etc can build towers at a faster and at a higher amount than London ?. Where do they get their finance etc ?.
London and Europe in general have been much slower to adopt towers as an aspirational accommodation either for office or for residential. This is largely because towers were only introduced into Europe following the two world wars which destroyed large quantities of our building stock and were used as a model that was quick and cheap to build for social housing. The poor quality of these buildings, both in terms of build and architecture, and their association with poverty have tainted their reputation and people have been largely unwilling to embrace this typology as a result. In London, office buildings began going tall in the late 70ís but it wasnít really until the BCO codes which elevated tall office buildings to an international standard were skyscrapers embraced as a workplace. Residential has been far behind this curve and until as little as 10 years ago, tall residential buildings were still seen as a typology of council housing rather than aspirational. It hasnít been until Londonís booming property market attracted the international buyers who are more familiar with high rise development that skyscrapers started being introduced into Londonís fabric.

Going hand in hand with this, planning bodies in most boroughs have been anti-skyscraper and protected views of St Paulís cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and a whole myriad of townscape views combined with a large number of NIMBYs have made towers so excruciatingly painful to get off the drawing board that mid-rise and low-rise blocks have become the norm.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #12472
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Awesome pano by potto.

Great depth of field, with the Royal Naval College in the foreground; the meandering of a silver Thames; the City and Canary Wharf clusters, of course; and St Pauls...........still, wonderfully, stealing the show amid all the high rises and cranes around it.

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Second that.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:30 PM   #12473
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Thanks for your answer chrissus83
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Old January 13th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #12474
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Blackwall Reach | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=630875

Official website: http://blackwallreach.co.uk/



Project facts
  • Developer: Swan Housing
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.5bn)
  • Homes: 1,575
  • Site area: 8.4 hectares

Plans for Phase 1B (242 homes) of Blackwall Reach have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council.



What would you call this style of architecture? Functionalist?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 05:01 PM   #12475
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Yeah it seems to be some sort of functionalist revival
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Old January 13th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #12476
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I think it's called 'dull'.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #12477
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I kinda like it, even though it looks like something made in Minecraft.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #12478
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Right-click and download the following links to read more on the architectural design of Blackwall Reach phase 1b:
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Old January 13th, 2015, 09:51 PM   #12479
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Thanks! I was just curious to know what others might consider to be the architetural style of the building. I would too call It functionalist, either new functionalism or as someone mentioned above funtionalist revival. We are seeing this style incresingly being used in development across London (and the world too), to name a few, the Aylesbury's regeneration and blossom street regeneration. It does fit ito the London context in my opinion even if the style may be a bit bland. But with this style you can always add little details to improve the facade of the building.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #12480
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Thanks! I was just curious to know what others might consider to be the architetural style of the building. I would too call It functionalist, either new functionalism or as someone mentioned above funtionalist revival. We are seeing this style incresingly being used in development across London (and the world too), to name a few, the Aylesbury's regeneration and blossom street regeneration. It does fit ito the London context in my opinion even if the style may be a bit bland. But with this style you can always add little details to improve the facade of the building.
Worth a read: New London Housing Vernacular
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