Omicron wrote:From a functional perspective, this building is really quite good. Lower levels have triple-glazed windows and upper levels double-glazed; an array of solar panels providing both power and hot water; all rainwater caught in garden beds, balconies and roof areas will be treated in an on-site grey-water system for flushing toilets and watering gardens; timber shutters on east and west windows; all good, useful features.
Hippodamus wrote:...the frontage along Hindley Street appears fine, but what about along the side street? this does not seem to engage with the higher level of foot traffic (compared to other areas of Adelaide) i.e. people moving from Rail station to City and vice versa, and also the crowds that congregate Hindley and it's lanes after hours for entertainment purposes.
I don't like the slip lane for parking either along this street. It should rather be claimed for the pedestrian, at least it would have been better as an extended footpath with outdoor seating.
More attention should be given here. It needs an interactive street front also from it's side street so it is more lively, engaging, activates and attracts pedestrian usage, while also give a better notion of safety within this lane way.
talrok wrote:cool .. looks good.
Hey, would it be better if this thing was turned around 180 degrees so the stepped balconies looked North and have a better view (Ad Oval, Nth Tce) rather then the Soouth which is just bland buildings, and it would get far more natural sunlight in the rooms? Again, me no architect/engineer so assume the current position is best for energy efficiency etc.
Lets get it on ..