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UW Residence Building | 12 fl | Complete
#11
(06-22-2015, 04:01 PM)insider Wrote: are there any larger versions of this image?

[Image: 0622residence.png]


(... what is this 1970 social housing project?)


Groundbreaking ceremony info

Wow.  Why would this be approved.  When builders be held to higher standards.  This is particularly disappointing given some of the very cool buildings on UWs campus
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#12

Perhaps the School of Architecture has commented that the City is becoming known for the fake stucco theme. Northdale is the epicentre of the movement, but manifestations have been rising around Uptown, not confined to student housing.


There is incredible variety within the motif. There is monocolour fake stucco, checkerboard fake stucco, crescent-accented fake stucco, fake stucco erupting from fake stone… distinctions are limited only by the imagination. The vertical bands of contrasting fake stucco on this render are quite stunning.
 
Queen’s University reinforces the image of The Limestone City. Fredericton and UNB have their red brick. I think it is time for U of W to further “cement” its town-gown relations with The Fake Stucco City.
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#13
Why "fake" stucco?
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#14
Someone post high-rez (see what I just did?) versions of these renders! an interior shot from today's daily bulletin:

[Image: 0624dininghall-250x159.jpg]

https://uwaterloo.ca/daily-bulletin/2015-06-24


meh... so meh. 5 shades of beige, maybe they are meant to represent the diversity of skin colours at UW... yeah right.
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#15
They appear to have finished the utility work, and you can see the base for a tower crane now.

   
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#16
The crane is going up.
Quite prominent from the Laurel Trail.
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#17
(06-23-2015, 07:16 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Why "fake" stucco?

"Fake" stucco's true name is an Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS). It's more plaster applied to layers of Styrofoam/waterproofed gypsum board with a plastic mesh reinforcing layer...
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#18
Alternate render from Masri O Arch. Does anyone know if this version is going up or the other?

[Image: 1419-165UniversityAveW-UWRes-Ext-00-web.jpg]
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#19
They're going to fit roadway in between the building and the Laurel Trail/ION? (From what I see of UWP in the background, that's what it looks like)
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#20
Yeah, it's already about 3 storeys tall.
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