StrangerThings wrote:earthling wrote:StrangerThings wrote:
As much complaining I see on here about a Cordish wall, I would assume the pushback of making 4 light 35+ would be an epic fail.
35+ floors would be great as long as the building looks completely different. The Monotonous Codish Wall is not because it's Cordish, it's because every building looks about the same. Do each building with completely different looks/external materials. It's as simple as that.
I know some people on here think that way. Finish each building with different exterior finishes etc, I wish you could watch every professional designer and architect cringe when that detail is mentioned. Subtlety goes a long way in good hi-rise design when building multiple buildings in one overall project. To finish each building in completely different external materials or change the design radically from one to the other goes against pretty much every decent thing they’ve been taught. Every time you see a grandiose building with unique exterior designs, it’s a singular project and is meant to stick out.... not blend with other sister buildings.
I just had lunch last week with our lead architect and brought this up again. I was schooled, politely of course. I thought I got it before, but I really do now.
Doesn't have to be grandiose, just different. Can use a similar design/building materials from another Cordish project in another city. I think what you mean to say is that Cordish/architects can get away with monotony so makes no effort to mix things up, despite city help and among highest rents in city. Not the only thing Cordish is taking advantage of. If you don't see it, you're being played or drinking the koolaid.