...I'm just impressed that there's a developer who is aware of bricks as a building material.
From the 1970s (Spencer Castle, North Park Manor, Harbour Square, Nootka Court, Capitol 6, Harbourside in James Bay, etc.) right through to the 2000s (Shoal Point, Parkside, Bayview 1/2/3, Black and White, Oak Bay Village Walk, 1008 Pandora, etc.) it often seemed as if brick was the only building material that developers in Victoria were aware of. That's what inspired some insightful person on this board (not me) to coin the phrase "brick fatigue".
That said, I love stuff like Sussex Place, City Place, Aria, Shoal Point, Swallow's Landing, Promontory, the Janion, etc. I wouldn't mind seeing more brick on new buildings in Harris Green. I'll take brick any day of the week over some of the lamer panel cladding that's currently getting overused.
But do an interesting job of it. Don't just slap swaths of plain brick cladding on a box. Give it some vitality. Use different types and colours, maybe even (gasp) painted brick. And give some serious attention to the overall lines, the windows, the window frames, the balconies, etc. etc.
Edited by aastra, 07 November 2019 - 05:40 PM.