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Stockholm One?

May 9th, 2020 Comments off

The buildings being constructed in my city right now? Where the he** are the planners, architects, social workers, psychiatrist and artists?

Ref. The City.

This is work in progress…

Sthlm 01/Stockholm One? Surely it is the most catastrophic building in Stockholm to date? This is the reason why I’m spending time with this particular building. It’s part of a architectural condition or pattern of what’s being built (or not being so) in Stockholm. It’s something which is of great concern/interest to me.

Ett smart, framtidssäkrat kontor. Den 27 våningar höga fastigheten blir en pendang till Folksams klassiska skrapa på andra sidan Hammarbykanalen.

A smart, future proof office. The 27 stories high property will become a companion piece to the iconic Folksam highrise on the opposite side of Hammarbykanalen.

The other building in question; Folksamhuset. A very cold 11th May 2020.

In so many words Sthlm 01 is a special project.

– What about Brohuset (2017), Söder torn aka Haglunds pinne (1997), Moderna museumet (1998), Nya Årstabron (2005) Tele2 Arena (2013, the real name should be Nya Söderstadium in the same way that Globen is not actually called Ericsson Globe**) and Norra tornen previously Tors torn (2019)?

– Brohuset? It is not so much about the building itself as it is of placement. It is the most misplaced building in stockholm’s history.

– Haglunds pinne was massacred by others (that would be the builders) than the head architect Henning Larsen (1925 – 2013). And after the original height was cut in half (it’s a tapered building*), the cladding etc. were changed he actually left the entire project in protest (not the first architect to give up the idea of actually erecting any kind of contemporary structure in Stockholm).

Incidentally he was awarded Sweden’s most prestigious architectural price; the Kasper Salinpriset for another building in an other city… Malmö stadsbibliotek in 1997. That was the very same year as Söder torn was inaugurated!

– Moderna Museet (“the Museum of Modern Art”)? Among many other things the color and overall height and shape of the building was changed. The compromises forced upon the finished building? I’m sure the head architect: Rafael Moneo had the same sentiment of disgust as Henning Larsen was left with (“Alla kan tralla.”***) the end-result.

Det tidigare föreslagna höghuset var 125 meter högt. Nu ritas det istället på en byggnad som är 108 meter hög, alltså 17 meter lägre. Det är Fortum som drivit en kamp mot Skanska och hävdat att rökplymer från närliggande Hammarbyverket skulle drabba höghuset.

Enligt stadsbyggnadskontorets förslag innebär det nya och lägre förslaget att det, enligt uppgift, inte ska finns någon risk att röken från värmeverket kommer in i skrapans tilluft.

The proposed high-rise’s original height was 125 m. It is know being re-designed to a height of 108 m, that is, 17 m lower than planned. It is Fortum that has been opposed to the original height claiming that smoke from the nearby Hammarbyverket power plant would have a negative effect on the fresh air supply to the building.

According to stadsbyggnadskontorets (Department of Housing and Urban Development) their proposal of lowering the building’s height would eliminate any risk of smoke from the power plant of entering or affecting the fresh air supply of the high-rise.

Ref. Fastighetsvärlden.

– If the above is true and it is the actual argument? Then it is beyond belief, one of the most outrageous arguments ever and it would support my theories concerning heights of buildings in Stockholm. My personal view is another altogether.

It all has to do with the skyline looking from the North towards the South; specifically from Strandvägen (an apparent focal point in Stockholm and without a doubt the most upscale address in existence thus far), Skeppsholmen and Djurgården. Because, the only thing that you can actually see from there that was built in the last 100 years is the “crown” of Henning Larsen’s sadness i.e. Söder torn.

Folksamhuset, Skatteskrapan and Sthlm 01? None of them are visible from Strandvägen due to ground elevation and building height. Moderna Museet is in direct line of sight and what faith did that building suffer and what happened to the planned Nobel center?

The National Museeum received a much needed 1,3 billion SEK renovation. However, the exterior remained exactly the same as in 1860. Co-incidentally it is situated between Strandvägen and the Royal castle. The same location as the now defunked plan of a Nobel center.

Norra tornen were supposed to reach 170 m and later 145 m according to the original design? Actual height? 120 and 104 m.

  • Bonnierhuset: 21 stories, height 61 m, completed 1949, architects: Ivar Tengbom and Anders Tengbom.
  • DN huset****: 26 stories, height 84 m, completed 1964, architect: Paul Hedqvist.
  • Folksamhuset: 27 stories, height 79 m, completed 1960, architects: Yngve Tegnér and Nils Einar Eriksson.
  • Hötorgshusen: 19 stories, height 72 m, completed 1962, architect: David Helldén, Anders Tengbom, Sven Markelius, Lars-Erik Lallerstedt and Backström & Reinius.
  • Liljeholmskajen: 23 stories, height 75 m, completed 2014, architect: Paul Hedqvist.
  • Skatteskrapan: 26 stories, height 86 m, completed 1959, architect: Paul Hedqvist.
  • Sthlm 01: 27 stories, height 108 m, completed 2020, architects: Sauerbruch Hutton and BAU.
  • Söder torn: 25 stories, height 86 m (including “crown”), completed 1997, architect: n/a.
  • Wenner-Gren Center: 25 stories, height 76 m, completed 1962, architect: Sune Lindström and Alf Bydén.


Hötorgshus 5, Sveavägen 1
Special mention

  • KTH-A: n/a, n/a, completed 1970, architects: Gunnar Henriksson and John Olsson.
  • Kulturhuset: n/a, n/a, completed 1974, architect: Peter Celsing.


Kulturhuset, Sergels torg

– What does it all mean?

– Look at the height of the buildings listed above and think; skyline, elevation and completion date. 1949 – 2020 that is 71 years of architecture… and then ponder outrageous statements like; “The Capital of Scandinavia” or out-of-this-World comparisons the likes of; New York, Tokyo, Paris or London obviously not mentioning either Copenhagen nor Helsinki. The number of excuses that I have been forced to convey are countless.

I mean, wasn’t/isn’t: “The Venice of the North” bad enough? There has not been a single building of architectural significance erected in Stockholm since 1974 (that is 46 years)! In one word it just another quintessentially Swedish fantasia!

* There are things in this World of ours called: golden ratio, balance, harmony and proportion. These are aesthetic properties of physical things (in our World). If you then suddenly decide to cut any existing design in half be it a building, garment, song or painting and completely ignore/disregard these properties you will end up with Sthlm 01, Söder torn or Tors torn. That is artefacts/constructions that completely lack all of the above qualities/properties.

And out of the three Sthlm 01 is by far the worst yet and is it not contemporary? Is it not a 2020 building? And it gets even worse, because Sthlm 01 would not have been saved by an extra 17 m it is and was hopeless… the cladding?

Look at it and you wonder. Is it finished where is the rest of the building 2/3 are missing… the colour scheme? Modern or “Ett smart, framtidssäkrat kontor.” this what happens every time when you exclude the actual proffesionals from the equation (in this case; the architects). It’s just sad.

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**** It was Sweden’s latest building (not structure) for 38 years.

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More Original Quotes

May 6th, 2020 Comments off

– 93′ innit’?
– Where ever you was raving in 93′!
– And if you was to young for raving, big up anyway!
– And if you weren’t even born, big up anyway!

– You are talkin’ about things I haven’t even done yet!

– Ohh!?, this’s goodness bit/business…*

– What day is it today?
– It’s Thursday.
– I thought it was Monday?
– Usually you can blame his age in that blessing.
– For a moment I wasn’t sure if he was right or if I was right.

Uncle Dugs - 01/05/2020 - rinse.fm

* Caught by surprised by a break in the remix currently being played.

The number of quotes are in all actuality ∞ (infinite). Please search for: Original Quotes.

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Not On The Wall IV

May 5th, 2020 Comments off

Yet more discarded artefacts. Please search for: On The Wall.

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Transformation/Renovation

April 28th, 2020 Comments off

The number of construction sites in SoSo is simply astounding. The building codes from the past were not just invented randomly… says the building from 1939.

And now you will be able to look directly into every apartment on two or three floors from either the subway or the opposite side of the house.

Support A Free HK II!

April 27th, 2020 Comments off

It was important in Oct 2019 and even more so now!

Beware! Too Late…
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Stop Calling It 3l3C7r0!

April 24th, 2020 Comments off

Once and for all. Please stop calling it electro!

It has nothing to do with whatever you think that you are doing.

Frankly, I find it offensive. In the same way that Swedish House Mafia doesn’t have anything to do with house music whatsoever. Fireworks and clown business in Las Vegas? House music or techno? PSI49NET is… this is electro.

Try Aril Brikha’s monumental Transmat release Deeparture In Time instead. A man possessed and a brilliant, brilliant album – it is the definition and the essence of a classic.

The year was 1999 and it is indestructible. A man possessed.

EDM? Come on. EBM was Electronic Body Music (for the hard bodies), IDM was Intelligent Dance Music (for the breaks people), but EDM Electronic Dance Music? What is that? What does it even mean?

Please just stop being silly. Electro is an actual genre and as far as contemporary music goes it is quite old at that. In any event it is as old as Hip Hop is. That would be from the 1980’s.

Yes, Transmat. It does not get deeper than that. Carl Craig ‎– More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art. Do you even have a clue?

I implore you, just stop. Please. Because it is embarrassing.


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If My Father Would Have Known / The Prayers, They Pray

April 24th, 2020 Comments off

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Let Me Tell You A Story

April 23rd, 2020 Comments off

Norra Bantorget a long time ago (no, not that long ago! Neither 1939, 1976 nor 2020 respectively…***). Walking down a familiar inner city Stokholmian street. It is Saturday, turn around the corner Olof Palmes gata / Sveavägen again… the lights are on and you can hear the sub-bass from afar…

You approach and it intensifies… You know that all your friends and all the heads are there. You approach and the pure bass pressure and muffled sounds tells you that inside business is alright (as always). You’re still somewhat surprised (the sound system is delivering beyond expectation).

– This track does not have percussions like that? Is it a remix?
– No, it is the extra sounds of the building. The metal plates on the roof or in the basement are moving in unison.
– Fog engine? (I personally hate them). No, it is simply the difference between the inside and outside temperature. That is why there is water (condensation) running on the inside of the windows and why your eyeglasses are no longer opaque?

That would be unstoppable beats, breaks and bass. Steppa, tek, hard steppa, tech, the rollers and the bassline. Boys and girls going all crazy. Only for those who know… business. How long? Til’ it ends. it still the same 25 years later… and I realise again that it is never ever going to change. The experience, that feeling is never going to change. Not then, not now, not in the future… never. All I can feel is gratitude. I was there…

Dom & Roland - Lost In The Moment - 2020
Dom & Roland - Industry - 1998

It is the best d’n’b-album of this year. Again?

The roof plates rattling would be; Hunter and he has actually captured the exact sound… that is the warehouse sound. You know the track, but there’s extras? There’s the magical moment. A1 people stylee.

or … Delta or A Broken Heart, oh my Lord! That is science.

I remember…

– Upstairs neighbours are upset (the first Chinese restaurant in Stockholm/Sweden).
– Why is that?
– Your bass brought down the entire content of their bar including the china and cutlery to the floor.
– Hmm, ok, I see. That’s not good. Is it going to cause any problems for us?
– No. Not what so ever. It’s entirely their problem (if they can’t secure their bar and keep the bottles and china from falling to the floor).

Like I was told.

– Per pair of 18″ you need 2KW and then you set the amplifier to 50%? Limiter or EQ? No. You never need to or you will never play louder.
– Do you understand what I’m telling you?
– Yes. I do.
– So, the formula is?
– 2 x 18″ -> 2000W / 2…? 1000 Watts per speaker. Right. And that is the general’s wall.

That sound? Invincible sound. When the plates themselves are rattling, when the building is trotting along with the bass… Gammal är äldst. “Hunter”. That is culture. When all electrical things are shorted out because of heavy an unexpected rainfall?

– I am not leaving* until I have played my set.
– There are people here that expect me to play? Just bring back the power! Now!
– Come on? Let’s go back to the hotel. The night is finished**.
– I’m not leaving until I have played my set.

Stockholm’s drum’n’bass clan war left? Absolutely nothing. It just meaningless…

The bus used stop there, when I did my military service. In the signal corps, clime the telephone pole and tell the kabeltattare what to do.

I’m above you in the chain of command. And that means that you will have to do whatever I’m telling you to do. I am above you. I am the one who is in charge now. I’m with pluton 33 from the 3rd regiment as are you? That is my function.

My captain (Stålhandske) is in charge of you / me / and above in rank. But right now? In these woods? Then I am in charge and you and your boys, big truck will obey me. That is chain of command. S1 Enköping.

* Grooverider = culture.
** Fabio = culture.
*** Source: Wikipedia. 2% of all users globally contribute to this project. 2%… think about it.

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The Bug

April 23rd, 2020 Comments off

It is not going to disappear, ever… it is eternal music.
– So you are a fanatic?
– You better believe it. That would be more than 25 years in service.
– But why would you ask me that? – What compels you?
– I did not aks, you did I?

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I Always Go For The Full Bucket

April 12th, 2020 Comments off

It is a very long time ago, yet it is still as unreal as it was then.

Legendaries? That just does not cut it… That would be the Elite of the Elite. The core of the culture. in a kitted Ford Focus (a small drive), weighting down the suspension (drop it to the floor), hard on both the left and right.
– Move over a bit (large men) will you? And then playing the bass?
– This here straight from the studio, just now, right now, it’s not released. Sounding alright?

On a side street, at the back, in central London? You will not forget. And I don’t.

– It’s that all you’re going to eat?
– Yes, I’m not that hungry.
– I always go for the full bucket.

Said… I am as lost for words now as I was then. I still listen intensely to the music. Decades later, and it is still as unreal.

The music? Eternal. Who dem’ be? I’m not telling…

I’m just trying to get through/surviving the set whilst reminiscing past times; Fabio & Grooverider 7th of April 2020 in the year of the Lord. rinse fm.

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