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Old December 8th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #321
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Old December 12th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #322
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Old December 13th, 2013, 06:47 AM   #323
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #324
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 04:41 PM   #325
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Well I am glad someone in the world has nards to builds such buildings. I hope to see such brave designs in Turkey.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #326
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Old January 17th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #327
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Old January 17th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #328
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So thats where the snow is! Send some up to the north when you feel you have gotten enough!
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Old January 17th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #329
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I'll probably take a beating for saying this, but...

Now that "Barcode" is nearly complete, I can't say I'm a fan. Initially I loved the concept, but with restrictions in height it really does look like a "wall" of compromised hoped-to-be high-rises. It could've been so much more attractive, rather than this mirror of a 1980's pixel video game. Shame - it could've been much better, as first depicted:





I know who is to blame - decreasing height variations due to restrictions equals in fatter buildings, but still. Does this really look that pretty?

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Old January 17th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #330
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Get what you're saying and I agree about the height restrictions, but keep in mind that barcode is just step 1. The last perspective there isn't all that relevant, since there will be fairly dense cityscapes between the bay and barcode. They were never meant to be a standalone "skyline". But I agree, as "sculptures", they're not good at all.

What's important for me is that the architecture, cladding and design appear interesting and appealing when you walk around in the area; in the streets, between the buildings and from the viewpoints that do exist (opera roof, only the top will be visible), and i really think it does! The DNB buildings have so many interesting features.

"Pretty?" Meh. Pretty isn't everything imo.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #331
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The DNB buildings are quite hideous, but I think MADs thin building ended up rather nice. I do consider Tjuvholmen to be a overall more successful development though and I hope soon to be started Bispevika development is closer to that than the Barcode. Bispevika will hopefully hide most of Barcode too.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #332
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From street level I think they look great, and from a distance only the top 4-8 floors will be visible. I think it works well, and I don't think the model posted by northdiesel is "realistic" if you know what I mean.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #333
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Old February 6th, 2014, 04:58 AM   #335
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Nordic modern architecture is admirable. I really wanna see such gorgeous designs in Turkey too but I guess they wouldn't really fit southern European countries like Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain etc..
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Old February 6th, 2014, 05:43 AM   #336
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No, that's BS my friend, there is nothing that say's you cannot build something a bit similar to that there.

But they often build a littlebit simpler/cheaper than in the Nordic countries around the Mediterranean due to the climate and such.
Not all buildings of course, but many enough that it's noticeable.
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I know they do build such buildings but they never look as good as they do in Norway for example. Those sharp lines stand out in dark sky/cold environment combo. For example that black cubist building would look pretty weird in Antalya. It would look like a social outcast
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #338
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It looks weird here too. Hopefully we won't get more of them.

What I don't like with many foreign developments is that they seems to have this love for Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and other firms who only seems to do the same gimmicky looking things repeated all over the world. Norway have so far managed to mostly avoid these start architect and have rather used small, local firms that do not have the same name recognition and therefore have had to actually do something meaningful in order be recognized. Thankfully.

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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:41 AM   #339
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It looks weird here too. Hopefully we won't get more of them.

What I don't like with many foreign developments is that they seems to have this love for Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and other firms who only seems to do the same gimmicky looking things repeated all over the world. Norway have so far managed to mostly avoid these start architect and have rather used small, local firms that do not have the same name recognition and therefore have had to actually do something meaningful in order be recognized. Thankfully.
Where is "here" ? I have to admit, Gehry is amazing but I can't say the same for Hadid. Her designs are space colony-like. I prefer the cozy, warm Mediterranean feeling instead of a intergalactic space shuttle-like buildings.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #340
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Here is Oslo, Norway.
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