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Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby The_Overdog » 13 Oct 2017 13:01

That stone base makes it look like a castle. This is a very petty complaint, but I wish they could have put some lighting or portholes or something in the castle portion, as that is going to be imposing when passing by on the sidewalk.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Oct 2017 13:11

The_Overdog wrote:That stone base makes it look like a castle. This is a very petty complaint, but I wish they could have put some lighting or portholes or something in the castle portion, as that is going to be imposing when passing by on the sidewalk.


You mean the standard design features of the Harwood DIstrict aka imposing buildings with no street level pedestrian walkability. But they do market it as a live work play community so there's that...

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby mdg109 » 13 Oct 2017 14:31

^Yep. That little parking lot on the side looks like an after thought.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby maconahey » 10 Nov 2017 18:28

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby maconahey » 10 Nov 2017 18:34

All the small houses across the street on Payne have been knocked down

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby R1070 » 10 Nov 2017 19:40

Thank God. Those were such eyesores. This would be a great residential/hotel lot. I wonder whatever happened to the development on the lot of the Oliver.


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby vman » 20 Feb 2018 06:49

Mmmm, its a pretty neat building, but I don't think it's as impressive as the renderings. Maybe I need to see it in person.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby mdg109 » 18 Jul 2018 12:44

Got up close to this one last night. The side facing Harry Hines lacks visual interest from the street level, but once you turn the corner, the sidewalks are wide with trees, and the building is more inviting and interesting. I'm not sure if the surface lot is final or not - the sidewalk here doesn't look anything like the rest of the project.
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby The_Overdog » 18 Jul 2018 12:52

I still say that giant rock wall should be an amenity - either a decorative waterfall fountain or a climbing wall.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby eburress » 18 Jul 2018 12:56

Not counting the side with the stupid surface lot, those are some of the nicest sidewalks in Uptown!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 18 Jul 2018 12:58

That surface lot is the epitome of Dallas. All sub-arterial roads around Harwood should be narrowed to allow for slanted parking.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby vman » 18 Jul 2018 13:02

Once again, the renderings were much better than the final product.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 Jul 2018 18:03

Very meh.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby THRILLHO » 18 Jul 2018 19:14

That tiny surface lot is such a waste.

And I wish the building was more monochrome. The horizontal brown accents clash with the window color and makes the building noisy to look at. I love the shape overall, though.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby R1070 » 18 Jul 2018 19:34

Now you have to have a parking garage and surface parking in Uptown. lol

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 Jul 2018 22:03

R1070 wrote:Now you have to have a parking garage and surface parking in Uptown. lol

Its beyond Stupid. And at no point will they have "visitors" taking up the parking.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tnexster » 18 Jul 2018 22:10

Actually think it looks great, love the sidewalk they installed.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby dallaz » 18 Jul 2018 23:28

It looks good until it gets to the postage stamp parking lot. That really kills it for me...

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Mr. Mojito » 04 Aug 2018 14:35

The Rolex Building – An Interview with Kengo Kuma
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*didn't we once have an easy way to embed videos into post or was that the old forum?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Mr. Mojito » 06 Aug 2018 13:05

Preview Kengo Kuma’s Rolex HQ with exclusive photos
https://archpaper.com/2018/07/preview-k ... -0-slide-0

In many ways the Rolex Building is the anti-Dallas because of its modest size and contextual design. As architecture, the composition is clear and to the point, commanding one to discover details and intricacies. Not all of these discoveries are deeply satisfying, but they still manage to provoke thoughts and conversations often absent from similar projects in the region. But on the whole, the Rolex Building is a welcome addition to Dallas that is worthy of a visit, and an example that developers should internalize.


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby DAFW » 06 Aug 2018 18:10

did they ever paint those brown wood fins white as it was supposed to be in the renderings? it would make such a huge difference.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 07 Aug 2018 08:31

It appears the fins are brown from below but white on the top to reflect light away from the building?


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