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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Black and White
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1033 Cook Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 6
Condo units: 75 (1BR, 2BR, penthouse, 1BR + den, 2BR + den, junior 1BR)
Sales status: sold out / resales only
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[Fairfield] Black and White | Condos; commercial | 6-storeys | Under construction


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#601 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:02 AM

I also find that the white brick looks more cream than white. I agree that offset is probably a bit timid. 


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#602 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:11 AM

Methinks birds roosting on those offsets might be a problem even as is. If the spaces were any larger you'd surely be getting ostriches up there.



#603 zoomer

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

A lot of people are saying Toronto is having problems with llamas roosting in those offsets on a lot of their trendy high rise buildings.

#604 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

Yeah, but in Toronto the llamas were intentionally introduced because they're the natural enemy of ostriches. It was a misguided effort to try to control the ostrich population.



#605 Mike K.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:14 PM

Looks like the lesson here is to stop judging projects before they’re finished.
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#606 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:22 PM

The only difference in the brick is that it is offset instead of in columns. Take a look at the renderings in detail, not the thumbnail, and you'll see that what's being built is basically what was rendered. Natural lighting versus studio lighting is probably the biggest difference.

 

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#607 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

 

Looks like the lesson here is to stop judging projects before they’re finished.

 

I knew you were going to say something silly even before I finished reading it. Dude, if we stop judging things before they're finished, probably 98% of the posts on this board would disappear.



#608 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:30 PM

The other lesson to be learned is that not all renderings are created equal.



#609 Torrontes

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:15 PM

The other lesson to be learned is that not all renderings are created equal.

 

Yes, you need to have good bread and a hot pan.  :banana:

 

Toronto doesn't have llamas, they have raccoons.



#610 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

 

...you need to have good bread and a hot pan...

 

In other words, fat chance that projects turn out exactly like the renderings?


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#611 Glen

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:29 PM

Does a completion of July/August look to be possible?  Have they completed the exterior brick work?



#612 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

February 2nd, 2019

 

 

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#613 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:36 PM

It looks dated already...

#614 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

It looks dated already...

 

It is called classic.


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#615 Promontory Kingpin

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

They should have used the black brick throughout, followed by more wood accents. That would have looked hot!

#616 Nparker

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

Methinks this one looked better on paper than in execution.


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#617 Torrontes

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 05:11 AM

The problem with wood on the exterior that is simply sealed to look 'natural' is that it is a maintenance headache. Also, it generally darkens up, starts to look bad, and then ultimately gets coated with solid stain. Ask anyone with a boat, or a fancy wood door on their house. It looks great for a few years, but then regret sets in. Been there, done that, many times!

 

It's one thing refinishing a door at ground level, but quite another refinishing siding several stories up.


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#618 Brantastic

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:36 AM

Am I the only one who still thinks it looks good? 



#619 jonny

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:46 AM

Nope. I think it looks great. Different, which is very good in this cookie-cutter town. 


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#620 Mike K.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:51 AM

It's hard to gauge a unique design like this until the building is finished. Everything that remains to be done visually detracts from the cohesiveness of the design, and to me the state of the ground floor tilts the balance to such an extent that it's far too premature to pass judgement.


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