OK Archited,IanO, 8 ounce gloves,headgear and go til someone drops.Loser gets to shut up for a week and of course the winner gets to go look in a mirror and gloat.It's a mess through and through.
Over-designed, sloppy, unoriginal and literally the sophistication of a bachelor putting 5 random ingredients from his fridge into a 'stir fry'.
Come on guys.
Your comment: "on the other it faces (north?) the City character purported by Jasper Avenue, stark and urban" is rather shortsighted - given 2 larger apartment buildings are directly across the street with hundreds of units that previous benefited by daylight and darkness and with views of the river valley will instead be looking at a concrete wall. Maybe you could expand why you think that massive concrete slab on the north side will benefit the people of the community that live immediately adjacent? These people: https://goo.gl/maps/3XNfXpXmNcWHeQBJ6Actually @dkazzed according to the TBD/Architects website and in their case it does. In the world of Concepts and Proposals it also means "To Be Determined" suggesting that efforts such as theirs have to run a gauntlet of inspection and introspection before becoming reality. I think that their Proposal is brilliant -- I know that it does not measure up to those who prefer unadorned boxes on the City skyline -- but this Concept faces two worlds. On the one hand it has an association with the River Valley and the River itself, winding and curvilinear; on the other it faces the City character purported by Jasper Avenue, stark and urban. I like the two associations that the Architects have drawn with their solution -- the fluctuating balconies on the South-face mirror the wantonness of the natural world; the rigidity of the urban world on the North-face takes on the character of the City's grid, hustle and bustle. And they have gone a step further -- TBD/Architects have defined a public restaurant space where people sit and are afforded the opportunity to view the natural beauty of the river valley (a space that also opens up to a substantial public plaza -- hopefully the future eatery tenant will be able to serve tables on this space as well). The more commercial and retail aspects have their uses defined on the commercial-oriented Jasper Avenue. If you examine this Concept more carefully, you will also see a functional relationship between human scale elements at Grade level and a subservient relationship in a physical and a material change that nods to the smaller Jasper House building next to it. These guys have hit this one out of the park -- I dearly hope that it does not get butchered too much running the "gauntlet" -- that is TBD.
Once again @EdmTrekker you are making suppositions -- you have no idea that the north wall of the project is concrete -- It may be entirely glass (window glass and glass spandrel) for all you know. And I guess you imagine a City where tall buildings are excluded based on neighbouring building priorities.