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Old 01-22-2023, 01:25 PM
 
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Sydney, NSW, has quite a few interesting older buildings of the Gothic, Gothic Revival, Art Deco and Romanesque Revival styles.

One of its more interesting contemporary buildings, apart from the Opera House, is One Central Park. It has an external heliostat and hanging exterior gardens. The gardens have grown a lot in recent years and now cover a lot of the exterior.

https://www.archdaily.com/551329/one...-patrick-blanc


Hobart, Tasmania, is home to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which is housed in galleries carved into a rock outcrop on the Derwent River. It’s given the look of a "traditional" building by an external facade attached to the rock.


https://mona.net.au/museum/architecture-interview https://assemblepapers.com.au/2019/1...n-in-the-game/

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Old 01-22-2023, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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In Melbourne, Australia, developers of a new apartment block decided to be a little creative; a building with a human face.

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/0...with-face.html

I wonder how this would be perceived in the US or Canada.
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Context helps with this particular building.

https://armarchitecture.com.au/projects/barak-building/

Still, I hope it doesn't become a trend.
It's an interesting piece of architecture but I think it's in an inappropriate place. To me it's like looking at a giant ostentatious billboard with a humongous glowering face of William Barak on it overlooking the city. I detest billboards and I wouldn't want such a humongous face always there looking at me every time I looked in that direction. I'd move away somewhere else so I wouldn't have to look at the face.

I don't have anything against William Barak himself. The article said that Barak fought with the colonial government of his time to return the land to his people. I applaud him for that but the building's location with his face on it seems ironically counter-productive to what he fought for. Something tells me that Barak would not have wanted his giant face trapped on an edifice towering imposingly over any city, let alone a city with a population of 5+ million.

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Old 01-23-2023, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Leonard Cohen overlooking part of central Montreal:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/13...3.5789657!10e5
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Old 01-27-2023, 11:49 AM
 
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Leonard Cohen overlooking part of central Montreal:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/13...3.5789657!10e5
It's a great mural, and I do like murals...just not directly out my window
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's a great mural, and I do like murals...just not directly out my window
Toronto has one as well - not of Cohen lol but a similar mural on the side of a building.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.66245...7i16384!8i8192

Any similar in YVR to round out the top 3 in Canada?
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Old 01-28-2023, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Toronto has one as well - not of Cohen lol but a similar mural on the side of a building.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.66245...7i16384!8i8192

Any similar in YVR to round out the top 3 in Canada?
The one I remember on my last trip was the one near Berczy Park.

Vancouver has gone mural crazy lately. Tons more than just 10 years ago.

There is even a mural festival.

This links has some photos of the many ones around town.

https://vanmuralfest.ca/murals

Not included in the above link for some reason, or at least I didn't see it, is the mural under the Cambie Street Bridge. Perhaps because it's not technically a mural?

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/voxe...-cambie-bridge

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Old 01-28-2023, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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The one I remember on my last trip was the one near Berczy Park.

Vancouver has gone mural crazy lately. Tons more than just 10 years ago.

There is even a mural festival.

This links has some photos of the many ones around town.

https://vanmuralfest.ca/murals

Not included in the above link for some reason, or at least I didn't see it, is the mural under the Cambie Street Bridge. Perhaps because it's not technically a mural?

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/voxe...-cambie-bridge
Ah yeah I know the one near Berczy park...Nice area

I guess most cities have started doing these. I like them adds some colour and creativity to cities. Nice examples in YVR - love the augmented reality installation! very cool
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:48 PM
 
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It's a great mural, and I do like murals...just not directly out my window
What's interesting is that the "portrait" of William Barak is really only visible when you're a fair distance away from the building. Up close it just looks like a building with uneven balconies.

So to nearby residents, the portrait of Leonard Cohen is way more "intrusive."

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Old 01-30-2023, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What's interesting is that the "portrait" of William Barak is really only visible when you're a fair distance away from the building. Up close it just looks like a building with uneven balconies.

So to nearby residents, the portrait of Leonard Cohen is way more "intrusive."
Yes, the Leonard Cohen mural in Montreal is very dominating, though I haven't heard of any complaints about it.
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Old 01-30-2023, 08:46 AM
 
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Yes, the Leonard Cohen mural in Montreal is very dominating, though I haven't heard of any complaints about it.
There is also a huge "wolf" mural on the side of an apartment building in Thompson, Manitoba....
looks really good...
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