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  • I joined the local pinball club recently, and have started repairing electromechanical pinball machines (pre-1977).
  • ^^ We had the same challenge on the legendary forum hip-hop.no back in the days. There seem to be a repeated pattern of behavior as new subcultures grow and mature, as some people will try to position themselves above others.
  • https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/843/05F4BNPLPL01.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/317/9T08K96THIBP.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/467/4OCC8TQ84Z8P.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/806/YHMUKOBH1MC7.jpg https://n…
  • I agree, but I don't think there's a one-size-fits-all type of solution to this. Social norms are not what they used to be, neither in general or in specific countries. Back in the day when Western societies were monocultural, important choices cou…
  • https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/discussion/comment/42432#Comment_42432 Trappegavl (in norwegian) was much more common in the 1870's and early 1880's here, so this is a rare one from ca 1915. Also notice the cannonball embedded in the wall in picture …
  • Thank you, Ottens! I found an example from 1916 in Bergen: https://data.ub.uib.no/files/bs/ubb/ubb-kk/ubb-kk-n/ubb-kk-n-181/ubb-kk-n-181-019/jpg/ubb-kk-n-181-019_md.jpg Source: http://marcus.uib.no/instance/photograph/ubb-kk-n-181-019.html
  • More from Bergen, Norway: https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/379/VFP9730YTCDU.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/060/NO6BLIN6Q9H9.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/233/1TRKQZ64HFJB.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/018/…
  • I have an idea for a project with the preliminary title "Traces Of The Future". Based on my experiences with the Acanthus project, I want to make another database mapping the use of abstract and/or futuristic architectural elements that e…
  • Not really home decor, but these machines were made betwen 1900 and 1920, when aesthetics were still a part of the industrial environment. The pictures were taken at Salhus Tricotagefabrikk, today The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum. https://ia80…
  • I'm trying to figure out the exact story of the Craftsman houses. None of them are mentioned in the literature, only a few still exists, and they have been changed to an almost unrecognizable form. Here are some pictures from Kalfarlien 18, built in…
  • It may have something to do with German influence, since many Norwegian architects was educated there. I have even discovered a few Craftsman houses, which was the American architectural branch of the Arts & Crafts movement.
  • All of these are from Bergen. We don't have many of these here compared to other Norwegian cities, because there was a serious decline of building activity from 1899. Then there was the big city fire in 1916, and when building activity resumed style…
  • https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/202/25DIEP0T0IEQ.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/399/KGX53812E1LO.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/380/WRLKV2T7IN9F.jpg https://neverwasmag.com/lounge/uploads/096/SPFB6336DBV4.jpg https://n…
  • Since we never had a steampunk scene in Norway, I have watched the whole concept from outside, focusing on the aesthetics and not the politics. From that point of view, I would not call steampunk dead, but rather having transformed into a new form. …
  • @lord_k : Makes sense, they probably just adopted the construction system and adjusted it for their own designs. Stalin's way of building was too expensive.
  • @lord_k : Interesting, the Soviets based their Khrushchyovka blocks on a French system.
  • The architecture of European cities would have progressed differently, even though the Nazi regime had an architectural branch, and design changes were already being done to older buildings, with mixed results. Without the destruction of cities and …
  • The unbuilt works of polish architect Oskar Hansen should be included here. In the Eastern Bloc the socialist paradise was supposed to be realised by 1980, and Hansen was one of the architects that was allowed to realize a few projects for this plan…
  • Working on the Acanthus project https://akantus.no/ , mapping acanthus ornaments (plus more) on buildings in Bergen, Norway. The work includes studying old photographs, and that reveals a lot of interesting facts about the steam era. Just look at th…
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  • I live in Bergen, Norway. There's no specific steam/diesel/atompunk scene here, but many artists whose works could probably be defined into those genres. Most of my professional work has been related to architecture and/or carpentry. I've also had s…