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#21 jonny

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

all point towers? not very interesting :mellow:


But exactly what we need! We need some tall pointy stuff. We have enough short, fat stuff for now.
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#22 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:26 PM

...We need some tall pointy stuff....

And some round stuff, and some triangular stuff. Why does everything that gets built in this city have to be a rectangular box?



#23 2F2R

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

And some round stuff, and some triangular stuff. Why does everything that gets built in this city have to be a rectangular box?

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#24 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

Remember this controversial proposal for the Admiral Inn site in James Bay?

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Heck, it even had red brick on one side and still it was too "out there" for Victoria.



#25 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:18 PM

One point that never ceased to amaze (at least in the past when we were actively trying to pawn ourselves off as a little bit of Olde Blighty), is the fact that "olde Englande" isn't so very old when it comes to architecture it seems.

 

Why is it that a city (London) with 1100 years of history is perfecetly comfortable incorporating the "new" with the old in terms of architecture, often plunking down towers of glass and steel right beside older buildings, yet its country bumpkin cousin out here on the west coast of Canuckistan - which for so long aspired to replicate ye Olde Country, and with barely 150 years history of its own - is so uncomfortable with modern building form and styles?

 

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#26 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:41 PM

...Why is it that a city (London) with 1100 years of history is perfectly comfortable incorporating the "new" with the old in terms of architecture...

Something I've pondered myself on more than one occasion.



#27 Baro

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

There's a huge number of people in england who think London's been totally ruined by anything built after the war,  every tower that goes up is extremely controversial.  They just a much bigger city with a stronger developer and business lobby.  But there's the exact same gnashing of teeth there as here for anything not brick or taller than 3 stories.  In fact a lot of people will cite London as an example as to why you need to fight to preserve a city in amber or else modern skyscrapers end up scraping all over the sky and ruining the whole city.


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#28 LJ

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:46 PM

I think something like the Chrysler Building in New York, scaled down to Victoria size would be fine. I have always found it to be one of my favourite buildings inside and out.


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#29 On the Level

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

For an updated Centennial Square....

 

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#30 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:21 PM

Is that a giant ****?


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#31 On the Level

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to envision something with more of a west coast look, a little ways out beside the Johnson Street bridge.  Big enough for a restaurant yet still at wharf street level.  Not far enough to interfere with shipping traffic yet far enough for kayaks to paddle below the building pilings and the walkway.   

 

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#32 Nparker

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:55 PM

I'd like to envision something with more of a west coast look, a little ways out beside the Johnson Street bridge.  Big enough for a restaurant yet still at wharf street level.  Not far enough to interfere with shipping traffic yet far enough for kayaks to paddle below the building pilings and the walkway...

Isn't this supposed to be something along those lines?

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#33 On the Level

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:58 PM

Isn't this supposed to be something along those lines?

 

If they could move it our further yes....


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#34 amor de cosmos

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

some other things come to mind:
- a building/buildings using foamed metal
- buildings with channel glass. it's old but we haven't used it here before afaik. fritted glass is even older & making a big comeback also.
- buildings made with conductive concrete
- buildings made with translucent concrete
- gigantic 3d-printers that can build entire subdivisions like this



EDIT: THIS!! they push-launch the station's transfer deck over the tracks to prevent any disruption to the rail service, usually used for bridges rather than buildings & then bent the biggest steel tubing on the market to create a more cost-effective & cleaner, more refined look for the canopies   :bow: 


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#35 amor de cosmos

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:37 AM

it's possible to build a house for $10,000 in 24 hours with 3d-printing. see the vids here!
https://theconversat...uildings-106520

Edited by amor de cosmos, 14 November 2018 - 09:39 AM.


 



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