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October 26, 2017
Reception & Ceremony
The US Grant
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Architecture

EV Lofts

This building took about 6 years to be built, stopping about half way then crawled to the finish line and is already showing signs of age and wear from cracking in the stucco.

 

After it finally came to a close we were really able to see the final design.  Its always important to try new things but some rules shouldn’t be broken.   Proportion is one of those rules, and looking at the windows and the balconies one can only guess that it wasn’t important.  To also displace windows and balconies without any regards to the ones above or below nOt lining some up by inches makes me want to rip my hair out.

 

Getting into the living units, there had to be no thought into the way a human actually lives.  Some of the worst layed out units I have ever seen, dark hallways in the units that are 15′ long zig zagging 3′ wide.  How do you bring in a couch?  How boring is it to walk thought all of that to get to your living room.  Why does everyone have to go past every bedroom so they can finally get to the living room.  Why is the only access to a balcony through a privet bedroom? Not to mention the full store fronts given to the people that live on the street level.  Hope you have things for sale because people will always look into your unit.

 

All in all an embarrassment to design and San Diego.  How could an architect do that.

  • Onion Nominee

  • Project Address:

    688 13th St. San Diego CA 92101

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Oliver McMillan

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    T 619-321-1111

    Project Architect/Designer:

    AVRP

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