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Inspired by shipping containers I would imagine. 

I imagine there was a planning constraint about overlooking neighbours. I noticed the "indoor garden" on the ground floor has frosted glass, maybe for the same reason. Common problem with urban infill development in crowded places here in the UK - the preexisting buildings have a right to light and to privacy which means you end up with odd buildings without windows were you might want them.
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Unless you want to, you know, sit down.

Barcelona chairs, in my opinion, look very odd sitting in a corner at an angle all by their lonesome. I would expect a daybed or chaise lounge (insert bird chair suggestion, gome). I still expect anything that lands there to go completely unused.

Even the wassily chair that they already have could take it's place and look more at home. It sits by itself pretty well.

Two Barcelona chairs, or chair and stool side by side sitting square to the room, is a better use of them. Bauhaus furniture is tough, it often looks like you are attempting to make a shrine to the Bauhaus or that you have no idea what it is and are using it too haphazardly.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 4/8/14 at 11:04am
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In my opinion that space with the odd Barcelona chair doesn't really need furniture in it.

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Barcelona chairs, in my opinion, look very odd sitting in a corner at an angle all by their lonesome. I would expect a daybed or chaise lounge (insert bird chair suggestion, gome). I still expect anything that lands there to go completely unused.

Even the wassily chair that they already have could take it's place and look more at home. It sits by itself pretty well.

Two Barcelona chairs, or chair and stool side by side sitting square to the room, is a better use of them. Bauhaus furniture is tough, it often looks like you are attempting to make a shrine to the Bauhaus or that you have no idea what it is and are using it too haphazardly.

you have translated my eyeroll quite nicely. thank you.
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White Wolf Hotel
Penafiel, Portugal
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The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant aka The Palace of Purification

R.C. Harris was Roland Caldwell Harris, Toronto’s Commissioner of Public Works from 1912 until 1945, the year he died. Harris wanted not only the largest and most technically advanced water treatment facility, he wanted it lavishly designed...inside and out. He hired architect Thomas C. Pomphrey to design it in the art deco style of the day. It is located at Queen & Victoria Park, in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood. Construction began in 1932 and the plant became operational in 1941. It is still in use and supplies Toronto with nearly 1 billion litres of water/day.

It's an overused saying, but they really don't build them like they used to.


















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Coleraine Residence
Naturehumaine
Montreal, Quebec














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Keisuke Maeda, UID architects
Fukuyama, Japan















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I'm indifferent about the Quebec house, but hat Japanese house is amazing.
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I'm indifferent about the Quebec house, but hat Japanese house is amazing.

+1.

The Japanese house is great - plenty of light, great angles and the warmth of wood. The Quebec house looks a bit too cold for me and the mesh grilles beside the stairwells just don't suit the rest of the design, in my opinion. I understand why they're there, but it jars.

The EC Harris water treatment plant is fantastic - I wish that we still built public buildings like that.
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I don't think I like the Coleraine house, but I thought it was worth looking at. The mesh could have worked, but it seems like they lost their nerve halfway through.
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Not sure is they still allow it, but we used to hang out at the breakwall of the RC Harris plant at night. It was a good place to take a chick.

 

lefty

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You grew up locally lefty?

It was a favorite spot for high school conquests of all types, wether it was women, booze or I found a bunch of .22 casing a few times out on that pier. They locked down the security during desert storm and again during the Iraq/Afghanistan invasions, I was told they canceled public tours as of. 2001 which is a shame as those photos don't do it justice.
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I spent about 9 years in TO and lived in the Beaches for a few of those.

 

lefty

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I get that a bunch of architecture is about the conversation, what has gone before and a bunch of other constraints (like cost), but I can't help but think glorified trailer home every time I see a rectangle shaped house.

The one hanging out over the ledge with the swing underneath being a perfect example.

So few of these homes seem to take advantage of the places where they are built.
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