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Old November 6th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #201
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Galro, you aren't lying, but come on, do you think less crap gets built in most other countries? A majority of countries has more crap than us to be honest. And some countries have entire (almost) cities of empty housing blocks who all look pretty depressive. On a whole nother scale than tiny Norway

With that said - I find it sort of worrying how close to the city center they're willing to build such crap, though. So I guess I don't really disagree that much either, lol..
I'm not saying that we are necessarily any worse than other countries - I don't really spend much time in newly built low budget areas in foreign countries so I don't have much to compare with. I'm just trying to point out that this so-called modern scandinavian architecture consist of more than what is shown here and not everything is that good. Some of it is very poor n fact. Giving a more realistic and proper picture of the situation if you like.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #202
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New office for Statoil from a-lab

The co-location project represents the beginning of a new era for Statoil's international operations, joining disparate parts of the organisation, currently housed in several different locations with Oslo, in one office. In the design, a-lab prioritised the synergy of the volume and the context.

One of the main preconditions for the scheme is that the footprint has to fit inside the footprint of the existing multi-storey car-park. This is achieved by breaking the homogenous office program into five equally sized lamellas, each are dimensioned in order to get the most flexible office plans. The stacking of these then creates sight-lines between and minimises the visual impact of the height required to fit the program within the tight site area. The primacy of the park is ensured by allowing the office lamellas to cantilever beyond the basic footprint.

The in-between space created by the stacking of the lamellas, is transformed into a public covered 'square' where all the activities come across. It is a monumental atrium, accommodating the public programs and the main circulation.

The office machine provides innumerable possibilities for configuring the workspace, both at the individual level and as a whole within the organisation. The arrangement of the social cores within the overall framework of the circulation promotes positive interaction between employees, teams and departments. Optimalisation of the facades ensures the visual connection with the surrounding landscape, fjord and city in the distance.

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Old November 24th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #203
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #204
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Love that last one.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #205
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Very impressive and beautiful, I'm very happy to see Norway building these amazing projects of unique designs.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 11:25 PM   #206
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DNB Bank Headquarters / MVRDV

Architects: MVRDV
Location: Oslo, Norway
Area: 36,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Jeroen Musch

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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #207
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It's not very pretty.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #208
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lots of great interior designs though, looks expensive! And its a cool computer dual-screen landscape!
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:30 AM   #209
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lots of great interior designs though,
Not sure. I do not like the exposed bricks on the inside (naturally as I do not like the same bricks on the exterior) and all the random boxes that sticks out an and in seems to create a very confusing floor plan.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #210
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Since its a bank/office building im all fine with it (since i agree that the bricks/brick color looks dull), but a somewhat confusing floorplan might just be good, makes the place more interesting to work in, unless you hate to explore new things!
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #211
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I have nothing against exploring things, but the way the interior is "planned" then it just looks like they have thrown a whole lot of stuff around to fill the boxes without much thought. Exploring is fine, but I don't want my usual job routine to be transformed into a polar expedition. Look at the chairs beneath the staircase, the meeting room inside the box with the low roof, the staircase that just seems to go randomly down a few boxes etc. I don't like it. There does not seem to be any larger masterplan behind it.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #212
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I think the best thing about the building is this square beneath it, which is rather cool. The brownish color of bricks and all the ugly white lines on the window planes are also less visible here.



Could need a tree or two though.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #213
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Oh, that one's so cool!!
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Old December 27th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #214
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It just keeps getting better and better
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Old December 27th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #215
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The whole district looks amazing though - everything is unique ! I also love seeing parts of the building sticking out at random.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:16 PM   #216
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MAD building / MAD arkitekter

Architects: MAD arkitekter
Location: Oslo, Norway
Landscape Architect: Grindaker AS
Developer: Oslo S Utvikling AS
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Kurt Singstad

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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:23 AM   #217
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It seems that Norway does not build high nor interesting buildings, but the insides seem to be very comfortable and encourage workers productivity
This said, a little too much coins from the outside ...
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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:35 AM   #218
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beautiful!! amazing!!
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:54 PM   #219
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It's not very pretty.
I disagree, the Oslo developments, together with Hamburgs Hafencity, are easily the best new builds in Europe.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 02:21 PM   #220
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You only see the best and most expensive projects here though. The majority of what gets built here is cheap, depressive crap. Just take a look:

... And so on. I agree that what is shown here is for most part nice though.
I have to say that after visiting Oslo, the standard of architecture in general is much much higher than it is here in the UK, Yes you may get some cheap bland buildings occasionally, but that's pretty much all we get built here, you at least have a large amount of very high quality buildings. You should all be very proud of your country's architecture.
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