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    Calgary | 933 - 5Th Ave | 34m | 9s | HomeSpace | IBI Group

    At the risk of being ostracized, I like the orange. The change from blue (in the rendering) to grey (in the as-built) made a huge (positive) difference. I actually like how this turned out. 7/10 (considering it is affordable housing).
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    Calgary | Annex | 30m | 9s | Minto Group | Nyhoff Architecture

    This has been a real pleasant surprise. I think I like it most among recent Hillhurst mid-rise developments.
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    Calgary | 933 - 5Th Ave | 34m | 9s | HomeSpace | IBI Group

    It doesn't look terrible as just one simple colour like this. The cladding four choices are so silly.
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    Calgary | Curtis Block | 119m | 37s | ONE Properties | Arquitectonica

    I went back to look at the renderings again. I think they show those sections as glazed and not recessed. However, I agree that renderings exaggerated the effect of the different glazing on those sections. All in all, especially compared to other recent examples of rendering misinformation...
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    Just reminiscing about those carefree days back when the louvers were first installed and I thought they were floor-to-ceiling vision glass and hoped that maybe it would continue through the entire crown. Ha ha. I'm an idiot.
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I looked at the renderings on the first page again and in fact they clearly show two levels of mechanical venting below the glass crown. So this actually shouldn't come as a surprise and doesn't necessarily indicate that the entire crown will be mechanical venting.
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I'm hesitant to say so, but that looks promising (at least in the context of the [understandably] low expectations most had with respect to the crown?
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I don't understand why they would choose glass which makes the tower look like it has more spandrel than it actually does? Strange decision.
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    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    This one is rapidly approaching "hot mess" territory for me.
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    Calgary | Underwood Tower | 99.06m | 31s | Western Securities | Zeidler BKDI

    Too bad 90% of it is dreadfully ugly.
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    Calgary | Park Point | 106.98m | 34s | Qualex-Landmark | IBI Group

    On a side note, the City really hit a home run with that Memorial Park refurb. Just beautiful and has really spurred a lot of development.

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