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  1. cowGaryBerta

    316 - 15th Ave SW | 19m | 6s | Modern Office of Design & Architecture

    Yeah knocking down those two brick buildings on the corner is tragic. Always down for appropriate density and tasteful design, but whyyyyy here
  2. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | The Block on 4th | 17m | 5s | Indevelopments | Indevelopments

    Equipment hasn't moved in over a month? Curious what's going on... the open air activity should mean no COVID related impact. Hope it's not financial issues and we'll end up with a hole in the ground...
  3. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    Scrolling down and thought those sea cans were a new podium rendering... had a *brief* moment of hope Top 3 reasons the podium is bad urban design and how it could have been mitigated... go!
  4. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | Infill Development Discussion

    Budget, probably not. Energy code, maybe?
  5. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | Curtis Block | 119m | 37s | ONE Properties | Arquitectonica

    Does anyone know who the window/cladding contractor is?
  6. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | The Block on 4th | 17m | 5s | Indevelopments | Indevelopments

    The cost of the ground water filtration (due to adjacent Petro) and the secant shoring wall (vs. temp lagging) will have to be paid for by offsetting fit/finish of the exterior. It's an easy $500-650k adder to the hard cost total. Based on the size of the building, that's probably 3% of total...
  7. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    Probably shifted density from third tower. Wonder what will happen with that when it eventually rises
  8. cowGaryBerta

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

    Although they don't look like the rendering, I wouldn't say it was from value engineering. All of the materials/finishes are premium / not your standard cheap-outs (stucco & spandrel). Also have really high expectations for this one - as we should! Regardless of final look, it will certainly...
  9. cowGaryBerta

    The Hat @ 7th Ave | 42.4m | 12s | Cidex | NORR

    I love this building - great development - ground level is just a lobby for the tower + property mgmt office
  10. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    The aerial view of podium is interesting design wise but I just don't get the brown color selections or random panel shades... I know they were trying to pay homage to the rocky mountains, but are the mountains brown? BROWN? The human level street view is even worse as it acts as an...
  11. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    Amazing picture. The window washing crane will slot in and tuck itself away when not in use (and once construction is complete). The two level area immediately beneath the crane deck will be vision glass and should look pretty incredible. The tower crane is at it's highest point as someone had...
  12. cowGaryBerta

    RNDSQR Block | 45m | 12s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    Here are the info session deets:
  13. cowGaryBerta

    RNDSQR Block | 45m | 12s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    Community engagement session the evening of Dec. 10th at Spolumbo's. Would be good for non-community residents to go and low key change a few NIMBY minds. Then again, a true NIMBY doesn't leave their house until the hearing =P A "speakers corner" also set up at the project site for you to go...
  14. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | Hat @ 14th Street | 95m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

    It will be interesting to see how the arrange the site in terms of traffic flow.
  15. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    That's a building maintenance unit for washing windows as you said. The sloped apex will hide the BMU as it slots in, so no garden. There will be an amenity room with open to above split story, so it will still look really cool.
  16. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | The Hat | 88m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

    Smart move with the intentional graf, as it would get tagged anyways
  17. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | The Hat | 88m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

    I find it amazing that you guys are able to determine this is a poor quality building because they chose a certain color/% of spandrel glass. Again, realizing that spandrel = higher thermal values and increased building performance (when compared to vision glass); it indicates the inverse of...
  18. cowGaryBerta

    Calgary | The Hat | 88m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

    Anyone in the area and can provide updates on how the podium looks?
  19. cowGaryBerta

    The Barron | 43m | 11s | Strategic

    I'm really curious what that LED light wall is all about in the rendering. Anyone have any info on that??

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