They designed this project to match the surrounding Craftsman-style homes, but I have to say that the design looks antiquated even before a single shovel hits the ground. For example, have a look at the very bottom at what The Pierce in SoFA is going to look like. That building is going to be just a couple blocks away as is 360 Residences. When you try to match everything in the neighborhood, things start looking pretty homogeneous and generic. We should be trying to set the bar higher and not worrying about things looking out of place. The buildings that stand out are usually the ones that bring new character to a community.
I'm happy to get more people Downtown and extra foot-traffic in SoFA, but I think this project could have been much more dense and look a heck of a lot better than what is planned. What do you guys think?
|The Pierce in SoFA|