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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Another student block for you just opposite the other one.

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Erection of student accommodation for up to 456 students including ancillary communal facilities, access and car parking and informal events/multifunctional theatre following demolition of existing buildings.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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Another stunning piece of architecture for the gun quarter!

Thumbs up for the grey top floor! BEAUTIFUL.
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I dont mind the taller part of it as long as its silver not grey. Im just fed up of these identikit groundscrapers that are really dull using a mix of white walls mixed with brick.

On the plus side this is another run down factory removed and we are slowly starting to see an extension of the city centre in this direction as it will bring more life to a rather depressed run down place.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #5
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It is a pity as there was a far better private apartment scheme for this site with a sloping design out towards New Town Row. I suppose this dumbed down design goes with the new use.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #6
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #7
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another groundbreaking development which will change the way the world sees buildings
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What's the PA number for this?

This site has seen millions upon millions of applications for a scheme. I liked the original with the charcoal-coloured cladding.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #9
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Sorry should of put the PA number with it. Here it is anyway 2009/05303/PA
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #10
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yeah, the ground floor interaction isnt brilliant....

better than what was proposed before though
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #11
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Yeah you guy's are right, the area is FAR better as it is now.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #12
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i know i keep pointing to manchester but in subjects like this, where its something that could have a little bit of creativity even if you don't like this example it shows what can be done with student accom





the point i am trying to show is that, student accom don't have to be shit... however i acknowledge that the sights are different, budgets are different etc.

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I'm sure someone made comparisons between that and what's being built on Bagot Street atm.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #14
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that might have been me aswel :-s
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i know i keep pointing to manchester but in subjects like this, where its something that could have a little bit of creativity even if you don't like this example it shows what can be done with student accom





the point i am trying to show is that, student accom don't have to be shit... however i acknowledge that the sights are different, budgets are different etc.

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Sorry but, whats so great about them? Hardly cutting edge. One is a blatent rip off of Beetham's cladding
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #16
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not cutting edge but it's different for student accom, that's my point instead of the identikit thing thats in for planning. im sure they stopped building accom that style in 2000
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But this project is only 8 floors and on a remote backstreet. It's investment in an area forgotten by most and will hopefully bring a bit more life to the location.

Those Manchester block's were also clearly built at a time when developer's were spunking money up the wall. Its a different time now.
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Yeah you guy's are right, the area is FAR better as it is now.
I knew someone would say that.

What exists there now is better than this, far better. What exists there now is potential, what exists on every derelict site in this country is potential, the potential to create something GOOD. A child can look at something, and then create something better, that's not something an architect should be proud of. It takes talent to create something good, and whoever designed this monstrosity hasn't got a drip of it in them.

BUT IT'S STUDENT ACCOMMODATION!!!111

That's not an excuse for bad architecture and design, that's an excuse for cheap architecture and design, one doesn't have to mean the other.


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Sorry but, whats so great about them? Hardly cutting edge. One is a blatent rip off of Beetham's cladding
What is great about them is that someone with an ounce of creativity someone who has an imagination either created, or responded to a brief with something good. Not good because it compares favourably with a crap warehouse, good because on its own, it's a decent building, something someone thought about, something someone spent a little time choosing the materials, choosing where each window would be and what overall effect it would have. It's not particularly innovative or ground breaking architecture, but it is architecture that seeks to be something more than the lowest common denominator, which is exactly what this proposal is, the dregs at the bottom of the barrel of shit.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #19
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i totally agree, as i did say, i acknowldged that it is a different site, budget etc, i was ilustrating that, even though it is what it is, it could be creative, not another adapt and build.


i'll just add...it is a simpson design ilc
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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #20
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Ahh Simpson, I'll not forgive him for that lurid green thing over at Holloway Circus for a loooonnng time.
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