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17:16 Jan 19, 2008
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: Skivehusene
In an architectural text - a reference to the work of Aasland and Korsmo and a style of house called "Skivehusene".
Local time: 10:08

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4high-rise building with rectangular base
Thomas Deschington
4 -1zero-energy houses
Diarmuid Kennan



17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
zero-energy houses


Note added at 17 hrs (2008-01-20 10:50:03 GMT)

See pages 168-170 in the link above.

Diarmuid Kennan
Local time: 10:08
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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disagree  Thomas Deschington: I disagree with you in this context because the architect Aasland died in 1968, and the project you refer to is from the 1970s. Plus a "skivehus" is a type of "høyhus".
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high-rise building with rectangular base

There might be a more precise term for this type of building, but at least this is what the building is according to definition.

Example sentence(s):
  • Vi kan snakke om to hovedtyper høyhus; skivehus med tydelig rektangulær grunnflate og tårnhus med tilnærmet kvadratisk eller sirkulær grunnflate.

    Reference: http://www.trondheim.kommune.no/attachment.ap?id=13741
Thomas Deschington
Local time: 11:08
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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