Collins House

Repost 2019:

Collins House, just finished, 466 Collins, #BatesSmart l, on top of the partly preserved #Huddartparker building – I’m quite surprised to see that the stepping back then forward again, normally a no-no, works in this case- prob because it’s such a high gap, and effectively puts the tower above the National Bank next door (they bought the air space, so it’ll never get a tower on top), plus the stepped levels are very plain, just background. The setback is 6m for 4 floor then 5 for 2, then 4m – this got a permit in 2013, and since then the rules make the min setback 5m, so they got an extra 1.

Collins House, very thin, and so bloody shiny ! The heat from the reflection almost much as from the sun itself ! Felt hotter anyway. Architects #batesmart, monocoque prefabricated construction (not really sure how that works, guess I’ll just trust the engineers).

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