[U/C] 11 Frome Street | 138m | 37 Levels | Crowne Plaza / Adelaidean | New tallest

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#1426 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:18 pm

Been saying this all along about the design, so I'm past that stage of caring. What I'm more shock by is how they've even half arsed the design elements on the podium that were what gave this building any hope of not being a towering pile of nothing.
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#1427 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:20 pm

phenom wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:35 pm
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:lol: :lol: Kyren's buildings are all bland but good ole Samaras seems to be the only one with any balls erecting towers. Wait 'til the student accommodation tower is built. It most probably will take the spotlight. As for Realm, that too is nothing special. Simple building with a wavy form thanks to protruding balconies and a few screens to add shapes. Come on, neither are commendable for their design. It is only for their height they are welcomed.

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I don't disagree re: Adelaidean and I have a lot of respect for the Samaras attitude of getting on with the job - the building on Wakefield Street being a case in point (and having worked in 400KWS at one point). For me, I guess I am disappointed in Adelaidean for the reality of what it turned out to be. Yes, definitely its status as our new tallest probably built expectations but even on the fairly simple design I guess I expected it to look more elegant or classic or something. I wasn't expecting anything other than blue glass in a fairly basic shape, but somehow it lacks the zing factor in any appreciable way even with the benefit of extreme height (by Adelaide standards).

Realm I have to disagree on. Is it special by what is seen in select global cities? Definitely not. But looking around Adelaide, I think it is. I am surprised by the reaction I have to some of the photos posted on here by others - in certain lighting and angles it actually makes me think 'wow that looks good'. I would put Realm in a similar league to the new SkyCity building and probably Uniting Communities as buildings that I feel express a certain victory of design quality over absolute cost minimisation. Or at least, smart use of constrained budgets.

But yeah, obviously everything to do with aesthetics is ultimately subjective.
If Samaras had used the same glazing on this as he has used on his Wakefield Street project, it would elevate this design considerably. Surely it wasn't cost prohibitive?

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#1428 Post by citywatcher » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:02 pm

I'm not fussed either way
They're both ok
I think the issue is the buildings that will come later closer to the hub of town that will be 40 - 50 storeys which WILL be ( out of necessity) , truly of the highest quality

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#1429 Post by ChillyPhilly » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:16 pm

It could have simply been improved with a different choice of glass - something reflective.
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#1430 Post by [Shuz] » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:32 am

You could say it was a half-glassed attempt. 😂
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#1431 Post by Plasmatron » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:04 pm

View from Rundle St. (19/12/2019)

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View from Pulteney St. (22/12/2019)

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#1432 Post by Ben » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:45 pm

Took this yesterday. Doesn’t look like Adelaide.
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#1433 Post by [Shuz] » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Yeah, looks completely different. How things have changed.
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#1434 Post by Mpol03 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:55 pm

Amazing picture ❤️😍

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#1435 Post by citywatcher » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:02 pm

The smoke gives a fog like effect making them appear taller

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#1436 Post by d3v310per » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:41 pm

Photos taken from city east 26/12/2019

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#1437 Post by Mpol03 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:54 pm

Some angles this looks great and from others not so much.

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#1438 Post by EBG » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 pm

Another view of the upper levels from East Tce. Click on the picture for bigger.
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#1439 Post by Algernon » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:05 am

EBG wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Another view of the upper levels from East Tce. Click on the picture for bigger.
This building is truly awful from that angle

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#1440 Post by Mpol03 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:52 pm

It’s such a strange one as from other angles it has its moments.

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