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Unique Houses of Waterloo Region
#91
Not a unique *house* per se, but wouldn't this be an interesting bit of architecture to see in a city:



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#92
An interesting renovation/expansion of a heritage house next to Victoria Park. I assume this passed the city heritage regulations -- unless it was done before those were in place/
https://goo.gl/maps/G6gYCXEovxP2

Overall, I do think I like it: it's an interesting combination/contrast of heritage and modern design.
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#93
The Victoria Park Heritage Conservation District was created in 1996 (PDF) so it's likely that the renovation (as well as some of the ones on Water Street) predate that, if only by a few years.  On a side note, it's interesting to note the list of players who were on the steering committee.
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#94
Yes, looks like the expansion was done about five years earlier (the building permit was issued in 1991).
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#95
Page 15 (page 26 of the PDF) features the Barra castle. "It is important to preserve the architectural integrity and details of apartment buildings such as this."
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#96
(03-30-2017, 11:47 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Not a unique *house* per se, but wouldn't this be an interesting bit of architecture to see in a city:




Has anything ever been done like this before? This would be amazing if they could pull it off.
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#97
Replacing the slewing bearings would be a chore.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#98
I'm pretty skeptical about a project like that. The Glasgow Tower seems like a much simpler engineering problem, and they have been plagued with problems from the start. I understand it now rides on a bushing instead of the original bearing, but that also means that they can't rotate it as much as they originally intended.
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#99
(01-25-2017, 01:41 PM)boatracer Wrote: That home on 165 Claremont is currently for sale:

https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Singl...rio-N2M2P9

And is featured here:

http://retrorenovation.com/2017/01/12/sp...d-zeidler/

It is literally straight out of the 1960's.

Noticed some shots of this house on Claremont in a trailer of a new HDTV special called "Great Canadian Homes"

http://www.greatcanadianhomes.ca/video/-...232387587/
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There's a weird house here:

https://goo.gl/X1GBw4

I made the mistake of going up "Otterbien Road" this morning while exploring the Grand River Trail and was greeted with a bunch of scary NO TRESSPASSING signs everywhere. Does this person own this entire forest? I was lead to believe by Google that there was a trail but I hightailed it out of there.
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(7 hours ago)Canard Wrote: I made the mistake of going up "Otterbien Road" this morning while exploring the Grand River Trail and was greeted with a bunch of scary NO TRESSPASSING signs everywhere.  Does this person own this entire forest?  I was lead to believe by Google that there was a trail but I hightailed it out of there.

Region GIS shows the road and trail as road allowance.

   

Red lines are property boundaries.
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