LOOPY’S PREMATURE ARCHITECTURAL EVALUATION
Sometimes I can be an impatient little man, as my premature criticism of the building on the corner of Douro Road and Hulbert Street shows, so no wonder people call me an annoying little shit.
I was critical about the metal railing of the balconies on that building, but the architects have added a creative and very practical feature that makes well up for it. Large folding louvres can close off all or part of the balconies from the afternoon sun and sea breeze. I really like the warm and arty look of them and how sensible they are in our Freo climate.
There is also a street feature of large planter boxes that duplicate as seats and some glass/wood panels that soften the building sufficiently to make it look attractive from that corner.