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  Posted: Sep 14, 2012 6:08 AM FEED
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Who signed off on this!? Chunky zig zag building. :(
  • @elsnartico sadly no! 2 and 3 bedroom apts, Lygon st Brunswick.

  • It is very ugly and far too large! I asked the same question.

  • So many terrible buildings popping up around the city! We can shed a tear for cutting corners 😢

  • Yes @quailtwohill indeed. Except this building has too many corners!

  • Is that the one on Brunswick Road and Lygon? I wish it was still that creepy Christmas barn. At least that wasn't uggers.

  • :(

  • All designed to squeeze more hipsters into the trendy corners of Melbourne :( Brunswick East won't survive much longer.

  • Agree. I am all for tasteful, progressive development, but this is ugly and out of context with our neighborhood. The soul of Brunswick will be lost if we don't see some more appropriate guidelines for development.

  • Gotta tell the local council so they don't permit this sort of development if we don't like it...

  • It's not only Brunswick, it's all over Melbourne. It's seems councils are more interest in the dollars to be made, rather than blending the architecture to the area. As most of these buildings are apartments.

  • @theislandcontinent I agree. And we haven't seen the half of it yet. Eventually, Brunswick will be re-named Apartmentswick. 😔

  • sjpyke 5y ago

    @thedesignfiles I have this same thought often when confronted by hideous architecture - thank your lucky stars you're not in sydney!

  • Happening everywhere I'm afraid. We only get to see the good buildings published in the arch. media... I thought Melbs had only great buildings! Maybe we should have a "Shame Files" blog for really bad examples...

  • I can see this building out my window and I think you should go easy! If it's affordable housing in the inner city I think we should be a bit tolerant. If only we could see some examples of really good medium density design...

  • I don't reckon it's gonna be affordable V! But I don't mind it as much as the abomination at the other end of b'wick rd and Nicholson

  • Ohhh thanks for your comments all! Didn't mean to start a furore! @victoria_reeves you are the archi expert I shall not disagree with you! I am not opposed to multi res in brunswick but this one just seemed particularly overbearing / ugly. @sarah_toohey yes I concur the Nicholson st one is outrageous. At least they have removed the snail!?

  • just wait and see what they've earmarked to do to North Melbourne

  • The best place for housing is along our tram lines, not more sprawl in berwick.. and that brown concrete is going to be painted charcoal.

  • Affordable compared to a terrace house at least....

  • Potential customers for Mr Wilkinson's?

  • dksy 5y ago

    And then no-one can get on the already overcrowded trams! Infrastructure can't keep up with development. Plus it's a tad.. well.. ugly @michaelfrazetto

  • Phew glad to hear the brown will be charcoal... I was wondering about that it seemed a bit inconsistent with the marketing pics! @michaelfrazzetto

  • They look like you can swing about a third of a cat on those 'balconys'. No setback is a major setback too. Too high for surrounding street scape. Major clusterf**k.

  • Yes of course @victoria_reeves! had my wrong "affordable housing" hat on.

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