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General Developments

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Simon__200

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 4:28 am

I think it looks ghastly. A great location spoiled cheap and tacky rubbish.
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 am

Ash wrote:I'm not sure whether I like the porthole design or not, but it's certainly different and can't be any worse than some of the crud in that part of the Bay.

I really quite like it - so many budget hotels look like they've just been plucked from a book of bog standard building designs, with absolutely no imagination. At least this is daring to look a bit different - I just worry that they might cut costs with the materials, but I hope I'm wrong.
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cardiffian

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 12:58 pm

I Like it, great to see some more quirky architectural designs coming to fruition in Cardiff.
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 pm

I like it too, it's quirky. Only complaint is those yellow triangles underneath look too much like the foam they put around scaffolding poles so it'll never look finished.
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Karl

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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 10:10 am

Another student development in City Road -

https://planning.cardiff.gov.uk/online- ... APR_122266

Looks crap to me. Too busy and silly primary colours being added to make up for poor design. City Road is in danger of looking like a right hotch-potch. I have no trouble with redevelopment as it's no Regent Street at the moment but it should be of an appropriate scale and with appropriate materials.
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Karl

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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 am

Modified plans for Royal Navy building in the Bay -

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/wa ... ty_article

On dear oh dear. Looks like a DIY store on an out of town retail park. This was the previous design -

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... investment
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 10:24 am

Karl wrote:Modified plans for Royal Navy building in the Bay -

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/wa ... ty_article

On dear oh dear. Looks like a DIY store on an out of town retail park. This was the previous design -

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... investment


That's so bad, it's actually funny :lol: :shock:
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 11:22 am

For god’s sake. Why did they even bother?

It’s time the council got rough with developers I think. You want to build, you build well.
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murfilicious

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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 am

If you look carefully you may just be able to make out some subtle differences...
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After
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Value engineered to within an inch of it's life!
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Jan 18, 2018 12:07 pm

Wow, I hope that gets rejected. Awful.
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