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    #31
    The coolest point is the quai for the houseboat directly in front of the building!
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      #32
      An old water tower turned apartment and home:

      http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/03/18/t...likk/15860130/
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #33
        Cool! Unfortunately no interior pictures. But living in a tower, lighthouse or windmill is one of my dreams...
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #34
          I've always thought that living in a property converted from its former non-residential use would be fascinating, and if it were round that would make it even more so. Having to adapt to its shape could lead to some interesting ideas on furnishings!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            #35
            How about this house in Germany where everything literally is located upside-down?

            http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/03/31/t...land/16018225/
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              #36
              1930’s architecture

              In the abandoned properties thread I recently posted photos of a 1930’s roadhouse in south Edinburgh. This kind of building was located on the outskirts of cities in the UK and originally intended to be somewhere to drive out to. With car ownership not as widespread as today, they were fashionable places.

              I promised to show you an example from the road west out of Edinburgh which has enjoyed a better fate. The Maybury has been restored and is now a Casino club with restaurant and function rooms.

              But I did not pick a very good day to go and take my photo, for it got progressively cloudier and darker –somehow I always feel that the “ocean liner” touches that are an element of this 1930’s Art Deco style somehow demand sunshine and a bright blue sky with just a couple of photogenic white clouds!!!!! Moreover my timing was atrocious – the Maybury stands at a major road junction which is especially congested with rush hour traffic, making photography from some directions impossible. But this will have to do for now.





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                #37
                Lady C--wonderful!

                The lines of this building are SO lovely and balanced. Glad this one has been kept and is used!

                These lines remind me of the "classic" ocean liners, which leads me to ponder the "which came first, the chicken or the egg" question....Did the "classic look" of liners come from art deco, or did art deco style evolve from combining the graceful lines of nature in art nouveau with the technological advancements of steamships, trains, planes, etc?

                And did the building style become popular from ships and planes, or did the design of ships and planes come from the building style????

                Ah, the things we think about as a result of CVF!!!!!

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                  #38
                  That is a very beautiful art-deco styled building: it's almost as if it was taken right out of Miami, and the art-deco era of past ocean liners.

                  I do like this building style much more than any other design. Maybe in the future, if we could gather a lot of art deco style, we should make an own art deco style thread. Imagine, if we could gather art deco styles from all across the world in one long thread.... (well, I have many dreams...).
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    ....Maybe in the future, if we could gather a lot of art deco style, we should make an own art deco style thread....
                    Oh, now you’re making me wonder if I should have started a new thread with #36 above, though then I would have had the problem of knowing whether to call it Art Deco architecture or 1930’s architecture – because there is certainly an outstanding local building I might take a photo of that is 1930’s but stone built, not the white-walled liner look….

                    I do already have photos of that restaurant in Oslo I mentioned….so YOU just decide if I should post that here or elsewhere dear Captain….I’ll await your orders

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                      #40
                      I love art deco!!!!
                      That's why I also like very much to watch Agatha Christies detective Hercule Poirot on television.
                      Those episodes are loaded with art deco, both buildings, and interior.

                      Jan-Olav:
                      I belive there's a mint green art deco building in the middle of Trondheim. Don't remember the street, but it can't be far away from around Hotel Britannia. Have you seen it?
                      I never got to take its picture, but maybe some day...
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                        Oh, now you’re making me wonder if I should have started a new thread with #36 above, though then I would have had the problem of knowing whether to call it Art Deco architecture or 1930’s architecture – because there is certainly an outstanding local building I might take a photo of that is 1930’s but stone built, not the white-walled liner look….

                        I do already have photos of that restaurant in Oslo I mentioned….so YOU just decide if I should post that here or elsewhere dear Captain….I’ll await your orders
                        I was just thinking, if we in the future, would be able to gather a huge mass of art deco buildings, it would be awesome to gather them.

                        Let's see how much we can gather to begin with... it could get interesting if Lady E goes to Miami for us.

                        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                        I love art deco!!!!
                        That's why I also like very much to watch Agatha Christies detective Hercule Poirot on television.
                        Those episodes are loaded with art deco, both buildings, and interior.

                        Jan-Olav:
                        I belive there's a mint green art deco building in the middle of Trondheim. Don't remember the street, but it can't be far away from around Hotel Britannia. Have you seen it?
                        I never got to take its picture, but maybe some day...
                        Hmmmmm Green art deco building in Trondheim.... near Britannia....? I can't seem to remember where and if.... could you be meaning the old main post office? just across from Britannia?
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          ....I can't seem to remember where and if.... could you be meaning the old main post office? just across from Britannia?
                          Ummm that has got me puzzled too. As far as I can remember (no photo!) that post office has as much, if not more, stone work as it does green wall, and I remember it as more 1910 sort of time, rather similar to some of the buildings in Ålesund from five years or so earlier.

                          Well, until we get further with green buildings in Trondheim, here is something some of you might remember … Pakarang thought it reminded him of Miami Beach when I included it in my “skyscape” about a year ago – 20th April to be exact!
                          It is the former Beresford Hotel (now converted into apartments), Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, dating from 1938, and I have only the one photo, having rapidly taken it from the top deck of a passing bus!!!!!!

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                            #43
                            This building is really beautiful. The dark sky back drop is also making its features really stand out. Perfect time to get the photo!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #44
                              About that mint green art deco building in Trondheim mentioned earlier:
                              I've tried to Google it, also in Google Maps, but I can't seem to find it. From my memory (mohahahahahaha), I must say I seem to remember it when I walked out of Hotell Britannia, walked westbound and then down Nordre Gate towards the harbour...., or was it down Søndre...?
                              Oh, well, I'll come up with it some day.
                              By the way, I would say that also 'Studentersamfunnet' is art deco. Yepp, belive so...
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                #45
                                Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

                                Dear readers,

                                I would like to direct you all towards this article from Norwegian paper Dagbladet: http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/07/12/t...olig/17278002/

                                Someone fell in love with the windows and refurbished this apartment into something that I really seem to like very much. I love the way the windows have retained their charm and also giving so much light.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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