Very simply too. Break the wall up with the dark outstanding vertical elements lit up on the backside by LEDs. As it stands that wall is far too monolithic (albeit looks to be made from a beautiful stone).you can make it artistically interesting, depending on how you work it
Correct. The more glazing, the more you need to spend elsewhere to pass the code - which means more $$$.I also think it looks good assuming the stone will be as textured as the renders make it out to be.
With the energy requirements constantly changing in the building code, if you are going to have windows on basically the entire side of the building facing the river valley, don't you need to have a large portion of that back side of the building "enclosed"? I am not the expert, but I was under the impression that it will become harder and harder to do new towers with mostly glazing as the code gets closer to net zero.
I am going to say (as I've stated on this forum before) that this 'blank wall' will be very well done.Very simply too. Break the wall up with the dark outstanding vertical elements lit up on the backside by LEDs. As it stands that wall is far too monolithic (albeit looks to be made from a beautiful stone).
Most people won't know what well done really means though, nor will they care. There are a multitude of expensive materials they can use to make the wall more expensive and marketable to their respective future owners.I am going to say (as I've stated on this forum before) that this 'blank wall' will be very well done.
Porcelain cladding was recently used on The Laurent tower in The Garneau, so perhaps this is becoming a trend here?Had a presentation at work today by a cladding supplier, Porcelanosa. they have a proprietary porcelain rainscreen system that they were pitching; they specialize in mimicking natural materials, including wood and stone. their panels run from 3.5mm - 12mm, so as you can imagine, not a lot of texture. The sales rep was trying to pitch us on local projects, to prove durability. She specifically mentioned this project, "the Clifton, we're working with a firm out of Calgary on it", as an example of their ability to match stone colour/patterning. obviously their product can't do texture/roughness the way stone can, but she had other examples of custom-matching stone for bespoke projects.
Anyways, i just thought that was fun. It was the supplier talking, so no guarantee if it's actually a done deal or if she was bringing it up for prestige. but yeah. porcelain cladding on that big wall, apparently.