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    Calgary | Courtyard 33 | 21.64m | 6s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    Yeah at the end of the day the end product is of a much higher design than you're getting from the competition, so they are ahead. But there is still a disconnect between what they are marketing/striving for, and what they end up with. To me RNDSRQ projects always look great in renderings and...
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    Calgary | Courtyard 33 | 21.64m | 6s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    The problem I see with RNDRSQ is the they are trying to do high design at relatively low prices. I admire them for being so design-forward and bringing beautiful things to the masses, but somewhere along the way there is probably a disconnect between the vision and the construction costs to...
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    Calgary | Montgomery Square | 16m | 4s | Eagle Crest | FAAS Architecture

    Did the construction crew forget to bring the level?
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    Calgary | Columbus Court | 15m | 5s | BOBHA | NORR

    Penitentiary grey and dark brown always make for such a lovely combination. I get that not every low-budget project can use expensive materials, but the color choices of the materials they do use is extremely frustrating. It's like they are going out of the way to make them look even worse...
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    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    It is more important to broadcast how much fun you are having in the cool new space, than to actually have the fun in the cool new space.
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    General Construction Updates

    My office is next door to Jack Long Park. It was supposed to be finished last summer, but when they started digging they found some random buried junk on site, and needed to assess whether it was of historical nature (I don't believe it turned out to be), so it was pushed back. It was supposed...
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    General Construction Updates

    Flyover Park is going to be a great place for the local skids to get their daily physical activity in while exchanging hot tips on which garages up the hill to break into.
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    Calgary | Annex | 30m | 9s | Minto Group | Nyhoff Architecture

    I'm curious what the price is for something like this? I know why it's done in a place like NY or Toronto, but boxes this tiny seems a little excessive for a city like Calgary.
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    Calgary | Annex | 30m | 9s | Minto Group | Nyhoff Architecture

    Some of these units are starting to rival my old 200sf Brooklyn shitbox in size. But not my problem I guess....that exterior does look great!
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I'm not an architect, but in my line of work (graphic design) when the final product gets watered down to the point that it doesn't match our vision...we just showcase our initial version on the website. I'm sure the design architect will do the same here.
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    If you drive down Memorial, and don't look too close, you're almost fooled into thinking the crown is glass too. Like most buildings in the West End, the trick is to only look with your peripheral vision.
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    Calgary | General Block | 6.71m | 2s | RNDSQR | FAAS Architecture

    The owner is my neighbor, I can ask. I believe they were only doing part of the job (framing).
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    Era | 41m | 13s | Minto Group

    As someone who lives in Bridgeland, I don't think having access to groceries is that much of a problem. We have two small grocers (Bridgeland Market and Luke's) for a lot of daily/speciality items, and then Blush Lane that acts as a medium-sized grocer within walking distance. You also have the...
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    Calgary | Dominion | ?m | 15s | Bucci Developments | Urban Agency

    I'm quite happy how this is progressing so far...while a basic shape, it's definitely pushing things into a more contemporary design style. The Bridges across the street already looks kind of dated in comparison. I still wish they went with the cleaner and more uniform facade look that you see...