Freo's View


Posted in architecture, development, fremantle by freoview on November 16, 2016




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.

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  1. freoview said, on November 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Are you moving? ; >)


  2. Natalie said, on November 19, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I really like the look of this building. What an awesome spot to live.

  3. Pete said, on November 17, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Far too industrial looking and it spoils the quaint neighbourhood. Wouldn’t want it any higher either ! Sad really.

  4. Steve said, on November 16, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah doesn’t fit the area at all. Only hope of making it look good is plastering it with vines, green walls, and vertical gardens. Then, maybe.

  5. freoishome said, on November 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I think it is massive, oversized blot on the landscape. It completely out of character in style and scale with the buildings in either street. Developers, blow ins, just profiteering.

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