"It is a big step backwards for Brooklyn" says commenter

On this week’s feedback replace, readers are discussing the completion of Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper.

At 93 storeys and 325 metres tall, the SHoP Architects-designed Brooklyn Tower in New York is the tallest constructing within the borough. Although the mixed-use tower topped out in March this yr, its intricate black and bronze facade was solely lately accomplished.

Blackened metal panels run from the highest of the skyscraper in the direction of the underside, the place it meets the preserved, historic Dime Financial savings Financial institution at its base. Bronze and copper pilasters give definition to the black facade, making a staggered look.

Commenters have been cut up.

Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper reaches completion

“A little bit of Gotham about it”

Some thought the supertall skyscraper was a “lovely” addition to the Brooklyn skyline, others gave it a “one out of 10”.

“All it wants is the Eye of Sauron,” wrote James Beckett, referencing the comparisons that some New Yorkers are making between Brooklyn Tower and the structure of the Lord of the Rings movies.

Chris noticed a likeness between the tower and a distinct movie franchise: “appears to be like nice and [there’s] a little bit of Gotham about it as effectively.”

Floooo known as the tower “some of the lovely skyscraper additions to New York in a very long time”, whereas Snessnyc agreed that “it most positively is a hanging landmark in the easiest way”.

Different commenters weren’t fairly so beneficiant of their comparisons. “A vertical fortress: heavy, defensive, dominating,” wrote Jesse Lockhart Krause. “Poor end result. One out of 10 from me.”

“It is a big step backwards for Brooklyn,” warned Jb, whereas Marius was curious to “see the developer’s backside line”.

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Rural Workplace creates Arts and Crafts-informed house in Surrey

“A lot of pleasing quirks and character”

One mission that commenters may agree on this week was a “refreshing” household house in Surrey with a steeply-pitched roof coated in pink clay tiles.

“Good to see a brand new home designed within the conventional, vernacular method, with numerous pleasing quirks and character,” wrote AlfredHitchcock. “The staircase, gallery touchdown and timber partition are significantly beautiful.”

“That is quite good and seems to settle restfully within the native context,” agreed Smorgasbord. “Good to see some pictures exhibiting the home as lived-in, too.”

Jb posited that “structure knowledgeable by structure is refreshing”, whereas Jerry Dickman-Wilkes known as the dwelling “great and superbly executed”.

“It is good to see extra habitable locations on Dezeen’s radar,” concluded Design Junkie.

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Exterior of Kornets Hus by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Kiln-like lightwells outline Danish studying centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

“Unbelievably beautiful exterior materials”

Additionally offering loads of fodder for commenters this week was a kiln-like studying centre in Denmark designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Whereas some commenters praised the centre’s “beautiful” exterior, others puzzled whether or not it bore extra resemblance to a “crematorium” than a kiln.

“Kiln-like certainly – it appears to be like like a crematorium,” wrote Tosh Fieldsend, whereas BBOB branded it an “awful-looking constructing”.

“What a fantastic construction,” allowed Danny De Jayeff. “Sadly, after wanting on the inside images of the sunshine wells, it appears [that the] manner they’re getting used does not actually match with the extra dramatic prospects {that a} area like that instructions. It appears to be like like a standard workplace inside and [is] fairly disappointing.”

However the mission had simply as many admirers as detractors, with JZ praising the “unbelievably beautiful exterior materials”.

Design Junkie was on the identical web page and was “loving the mono-exterior, single-material cladding.”

“This appears to be like like a baker’s paradise,” concluded Niall. “Would love to go to.”

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