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Fifteen88
Use: condo
Address: 1588 North Dairy Road
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 4
Condo units: 62 (1BR, 2BR, 2BR + den, junior 1BR, junior 2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
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[Saanich] Fifteen88 | Condos | 4-storeys | Under construction


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#21 thundergun

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

Western half is almost done the 4th floor. Eastern half hasn't started framing yet - assuming this will get going once the western portion tops out.



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:27 AM

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:09 AM

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#24 Nparker

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:25 AM

I am still not sure what I think about the aesthetics of this project. It seems like there is a lot going on with the cladding materials in a relatively small space.  Perhaps if the brickwork had emphasized the vertical rather than the horizontal I might find it more appealing. That being said, the quality of the materials chosen seems decent.

Regardless of the above, this building should have been 6 floors in height. 4 floors seems under-scaled in terms of accommodating the future population of this area.


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#25 aastra

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:51 PM

Methinks it's pretty good for what it is and for the location. As per usual I think more distinctive windows and an additional level on top (set back a bit, maybe with a slightly higher ceiling) would be an improvement.



#26 Nparker

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:54 PM

...an additional level on top (set back a bit, maybe with a slightly higher ceiling) would be an improvement.

Yes, because it would be terrible if monstrously tall 5-storey buildings actually appeared to be 5-storeys tall.



#27 aastra

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:14 PM

I just think it looks better when the top level is set back a bit or otherwise distinguished enough to suggest a deliberate completion of the building's design. Adding more stories would = a taller/larger building, no argument, but if those additional levels are exactly the same style as the levels below then you'll still have that unresolved appearance.



#28 Nparker

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:25 PM

... if those additional levels are exactly the same style as the levels below then you'll still have that unresolved appearance.

I suspected the "unresolved appearance" was what you were likely getting at regarding having a top floor setback. I agree that something should be done to finish off or set apart the upper most level of a building. I'd love to see ornate cornices make a comeback, especially on short buildings like Fifteen88.

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 08:07 AM

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#30 Hotel Mike

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 09:46 AM

Some day people will look back at the early 21st Century and talk about the style in which so many condos and rentals were built. Are they all starting to look alike?


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#31 Mike K.

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 09:54 AM

Are they? I don’t get that sense at all.

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#32 Hotel Mike

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 02:02 PM

Certainly Abstract is looking that way. Don't you think 1518 looks like B&W without the fancy features?


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#33 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 02:43 PM

Certainly Abstract is looking that way. Don't you think 1518 looks like B&W without the fancy features?

 

I'd say it's less about Abstract and more about the contemporary architectural style that dominates multi-family residential construction. The current trend for low-rise apartments is greyscale cladding with wood accents. Wood soffits are showing up all over the place these days.

 

Every era has it's go-to style, we just don't have a name for this one yet AFAIK. The spandrel towers on podiums are Vancouverism.


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#34 Citified.ca

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:22 PM

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#35 Nparker

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:23 PM

They could have named this one "Black & White II".


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#36 Casual Kev

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:33 PM

They could have named this one "Black & White II".

 

I swear I looked at the pictures first, thought the same thing then saw your post! 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:40 AM

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