not to outright dunk on these buildings but the tech is still ramping up here so the more of these projects the better. the economy of scale to create beautiful modular buildings will hopefully emerge in coming years.
In an effort to preserve the core processing unit of the Flesh Gundam under unprecedented stress, a rigorous and deliberate maintaince program was started. Kind of surprised to find this has resulted in inadvertent changes to the chassis.
In all seriousness if you're like me and weight based excercise seems to be the best way to soothe the brainworms, the lifesaver this year for me was an adjustable kettlebell. Bit of an upfront investment but small footprint for apartments and fun/aggressive full body movements.
Also I have a tan for the first time in my life so maybe the sun/touching grass is helping too.
I have decided I'm no longer going to tweet about housing in Toronto. I am going to live in that decomissioned subway station and scare surface dwellers with my transparent skin, bioluminescent appendages, and glowing red eyes.
Life is too short to argue with NIMBYs and YIMBYs. I'm going to become a cryptid.
Somehow despite this proclamation I am losing followers. People really hate to see a girlboss winning/becoming the stuff of urban legend.
Ok so for normies: the way the redevelopment of this parliament hill site works is a local architect licensed here provides "Architect of Record" services while an international starchitect will take on the bulk of the upfront design work
the models differ, but typically this means Schematic Design and Design Development will be go to the Design Architect, with the Architect of Record doing Construction Documentation and Construction Administration.
This means that you need a high quality design from the starchitect AND a local who understands our codes, trades, suppliers, etc. etc. etc. So for instance, the ROM crystal was designed by Daniel Libeskind...but the local architect was B+H.
Lime: too sweet!!! But I could still eat a whole bag so a win in my books. @sophsa says too sweet period, fails it on the full bag test.
Mexican Chicken Tomato Flavour: immediate dissent amongst the judges. I found the tomato overwhelming, Sophia was initially really into it. Over-oniony aftertaste killed it tho. Ultimately fail by both.
I'm getting vaxxed at the MaRS building, the first building I ever completed a marketing package for. I was working for the BB gen. contractor and created a series of hardcover books illustrating the internal complexity that was given to prospective tenants to hire us for fitouts
That was also how baby intern Dan found out binding glue requires time to cure. Watching my boss pull out oozing page after oozing page on what was supposed to be delivery day haunts to me.
My next job, my first full time gig that I got while finishing my undergrad at night, ended up being with B+H, the building's architect. I essentially wrote copy about it for four years straight.
you want me to choose between @seanmaciel and @seanw_m??? i mean one can choose between heads and tails but ultimately there is still just one coin, so there is just the concept of Urbanism Sean, and I love each of them equally.
Before the plague times I would gather the Urbanist Seans at dusk and cover them with the finest silks and linens. Then I would kiss them each on the forehead and wish them sweet dreams before starting the long night's watch, lest a wandering trad try to steal and eat one.
here's my contribution: twee urbanist shit. i definitely participate in this myself, but i find it harder and harder to wear a cute little TTC tshirt with the 512 streetcar on it when fare enforcement beat the tar out of a young Black man on that line not so long ago.
i think if you asked a young person not plugged into a highly specific period and media scene what they thought of the whole Spacing enterprise as a whole, they would likely say it's cheugy. But then again I think urbanism is fits that definition by large.