Scot: Last month I witnessed first hand the building boom currently underway in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood, with new towers taking over the skyline in seemingly all directions.  What I found most refreshing was the great use of coloured glass and accents.  Blues, greens, oranges throughout on windows, louvers and moldings adding bursts of colour during grey winter skies.

This seems to be the opposite design theme of Vancouver’s new generation of Starchitect towers which rely on bold forms (curves, shards, jenga cubes) than colour.

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