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New cladding at the old freecloud record store at 101 Street and 108 Ave. Unique and interesting look.

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I saw a post from freecloud that said this is the first renovation in 93 years. Does anyone know the history of this building?
 

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The top part is ok. The funny thing is that they didn't cheap out on the material. I remember watching as I went by the tile setters we're filling in the grout so to speak and I was saying to myself what in the wide world are they doing. With the amount of work that has gone into this building I am pretty sure that this was designed and there is a set plan for why the tiles were done like that. I really would love to know what the architect or designer of this building renovation wanted to accomplish.
 

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New cladding at the old freecloud record store at 101 Street and 108 Ave. Unique and interesting look.

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I saw a post from freecloud that said this is the first renovation in 93 years. Does anyone know the history of this building?
I really love the tiles on this building! I can't wait to see the end result when they're all done.
 

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I kind of like it. Something different. I know it may not meet the standards of some of the taste police who want everything in muted greys. Live a little!

Maybe it is because of our climate, but I notice we have very little exterior tile even compared to other places in Canada and the US.
 

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The top part is ok. The funny thing is that they didn't cheap out on the material. I remember watching as I went by the tile setters we're filling in the grout so to speak and I was saying to myself what in the wide world are they doing. With the amount of work that has gone into this building I am pretty sure that this was designed and there is a set plan for why the tiles were done like that. I really would love to know what the architect or designer of this building renovation wanted to accomplish.
Definitely a polarizing design. Found this on the avid architecture website that might help explain: https://www.avidarch.ca/work-portfolio/freecloud-records/
 

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Definitely a polarizing design. Found this on the avid architecture website that might help explain: https://www.avidarch.ca/work-portfolio/freecloud-records/
Thanks for posting your pictures above and the Avid website Romanov. I didn't really like it, but now I actually dig it. Hopefully, should look much better with the gold detail and all complete. Much improvement over what was

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the crappy attempt at a maps screenshot for the record, if that building could talk eh, it would be singin' da blues man.
 

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In my opinion architecture should be of its time and a faux art deco revival thing like this will not look good in 10 years time. On the flipside a record store can take risks and try to be fun with the design as part of their branding and looks like a big improvement to the area. I am on the fence on this one.
 

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