Spaceship condo

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Spaceship condominium in Guilford, Connecticut, designed by Wil Armster. We need to see more buildings like this, especially in Vancouver, to break up the endless architectural monotony not to mention mediocrity. What we could really use is more small developers and more interesting small developments. We could do with fewer megadevelopers producing non-green, endlessly tall, utterly unlivable and bloody boring towers with their dark, windy streetscapes.

I realize this blog is getting repetitive on this topic. And it’s only going to get worse.

Via 1so50. More photos on Flickr.

 

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6 Responses to “Spaceship condo”

  1. Robert Says:

    Until developers start to listen, someone’s got to stand up and say it – so please, keep it up!

  2. Andrea Says:

    “why are things so boring now?”
    indeed.

  3. Foster Grant Says:

    I rode my back to Southlands and back yesterday and couldn’t believe how many developer mega houses have popped up all over the West Side. Do people really not want any green space or natural buffer between houses or the street? A house being built to the lot line on McDonald & 14th blew my mind—congratulations your kids bedroom windows are 4 feet from the buses and cars! Even the contemporary houses are all monsters. Hey Canada, you suck.

  4. Madeleine Says:

    I just drove past this building this weekend while visiting family in Connecticut! It looks great at night too. It’s round from the front but it’s quite long, very spaceship-like. I mean, it isn’t circular.

  5. LB Says:

    @Foster Grant Don’t even get me started!
    @Madeleine Thanks! Interesting. Did you get photos?

  6. Madeleine Says:

    No, but I’m usually in the area a few times during the summer. Next time . . .

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