Is anyone else bothered by the brick cladding? I generally love the use of brick, but the mottled look of this is a bit too busy for my tastes. They must have gotten some great deal on a bulk amount of it, since they previously used it on The Madison at the corner of Oak Bay and Richmond. It's ok on that building because its used in smaller blocks between white space, but this new build is a solid six story wall of it. I wish the had gone with something closer to what they were showing in the mock-up photos and with a uniform colour instead of mottled.
I agree with you. There was some variation in the renderings, but certainly not to the extent as built. Shades of grey is certainly not shades of brown.
Also, what's up with all the different trim finish colours? There is no consistency between fascia, wall panels, windows, balcony railings, balcony faces (gold - to come), exterior doors, etc.. Isn't AI the kind of thing that architects have sleepless nights over? It's a hodge podge.
Perhaps they defaulted to a brick colour that was more cost effective and then scrambled to coordinate trim colours, or perhaps they thought the grey colour was too institutional?
It is what it is now.