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#21 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:41 PM

Thanks to Dylan for finding a listing for this project:

http://www.tonyz.ca/....php4?id=268816

Construction has begun.

I am not happy with the pink/brown colour of the bricks. That colour paint is being used too often in Victoria. My preference would have been restore the
old bricks to the original the way they have done to a building on Langley St.


The developers consulted with Heritage expert Donald Luxton on this project. We were told that a building of this type would not have had raw brick; the original builder intended it to be painted.

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#22 G-Man

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:27 AM

It does indeed look good!

#23 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

A DRA member informs me this has sold out already and that potential buyers are now being directed to Three Point's next project, 840 Fort (The Sawyer).

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#24 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

Today:




Not sure why the one wall has steel stud, it just covers the stairwell area, maybe it is not built like a normal rainscreen wall? Is it just going to be blank?

EDIT: Oh, I see it is.



#25 D.L.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:11 PM

Nice, thanks!

#26 phx

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:02 PM

Isn't the wood construction going to settle more than the steel?

#27 jklymak

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:34 AM

Not sure why the one wall has steel stud, it just covers the stairwell area, maybe it is not built like a normal rainscreen wall? Is it just going to be blank?

EDIT: Oh, I see it is.


I bet its for fire regulations as well. That wall could be abutting a future building next door?

#28 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:40 AM

Yep, that's pretty accurate. We weren't thrilled with the blank wall on the lot line but they did committ to making it with different colours.

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#29 Marilyn

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

For contrast:

Sorry about that photo disappearing. I can't ID it from the Flickr numbers.

Here's my recent image of the facade


#30 D.L.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

Someone post a link to it so that I can put these photos into it. Thanks!

From today -






#31 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:51 AM

There's a thread for Bossi House (1007 Johnson) under the "Heritage" forum.

Looks like this one's coming along nicely. :)

#32 D.L.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:09 PM

Thanks BCGuy!

#33 yodsaker

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

I really don't like the cheap-motel entrances to the suites off a common balcony.

#34 D.L.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

And why should you? I bet the people who bought there don't mind though.

#35 Baro

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

Now THAT is how you acceptably do a blank wall. There's no excuse for plain concrete, specially when you know your blank wall will be visible for a very long time. Give me some colours and patterns!
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#36 yodsaker

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:47 PM

And why should you? I bet the people who bought there don't mind though.


Thanks for making the obvious clear.

#37 aastra

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

Methinks the folks in those units won't be thrilled when somebody tries to build something (anything) on the adjacent lots.

I really don't like the cheap-motel entrances to the suites off a common balcony.


They actually did a slightly better job of it than some other more high-profile buildings, but I still think this sort of thing shouldn't be allowed in the city proper.

#38 D.L.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

What's wrong with the way the apartment entrances off a common balcony are done on this building?

I can understand the undesirableness of such a design on larger buildings like the ones in the Songhees, but the Bossi house addition seems like a very pratical use of this design feature.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

They actually did a slightly better job of it than some other more high-profile buildings, but I still think this sort of thing shouldn't be allowed in the city proper.


Really? I'd much rather walk a common outdoor hallway to my suite than a dimly lit interior corridor-- most condo hallways are downright depressing. I've always thought that style of building was really cool.

#40 aastra

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

...the Bossi house addition seems like a very pratical use of this design feature.


Fair enough. I temper my earlier statement. They should only be allowed in those instances in which they're a practical necessity, and only on small buildings. They definitely should not have been allowed on the Songhees or on the Trendwest resort's building (unless we're saying we like buildings that look like gigantic motels).

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