Tijuana Tuscany In The Village

by Eero Lloyd Neutra on March 13, 2008


The new building on State street was under construction a little too early to “benefit” from the City of Carlsbad’s “revised master plan,” so I really don’t know who is to blame for this Village eyesore. When the foundations were being laid I was excited to see what the new face of Carlsbad Village building design would look like. Now that it is competed, I see that the new face of Carlsbad Village is: Tijauna Tuscany. (Sadly, after researching the Tijuana pharmacies this new building reminded me of I found that most of them have a more pleasing aesthetic).

So what is wrong with this structure? Well, from a retail perspective the windows are much too small, not to mention that they look like they were purchased at a Home Depot remnant sale. This probably has more to do with they way they are positioned on the front of the building. There appears to be absolutely no consistency or balance to the way the windows are placed. And then, of course, there is the burnt salmon color.

While it is nice to see new buildings going up in the Village, it’s disappointing to see them looking like this.

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