Svensk Travsport Offices / Note Design Studio

© Mathias Nero

Architects: Note Design Studio
Location: , Sweden
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Mathias Nero

425 Park Avenue: OMA’s proposal

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OMA has shared with us their proposal for the 425 Park Avenue competition, organized by  City developer L&L Holding Co to replace the existing, ageing tower with a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified skyscraper. The competition was awarded to Foster + Partners, as reported earlier.

The competition also included Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, KPF, Maki and Associates, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Meier, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects; and all the projects will be presented today at the MAS NY Summit.

OMA’s project was led by partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas. Shohei is in charge of the NY office, where he has been researching strategies for towers in NY and other areas, including a skyscraper in Madison Park, a mixed-use project in Jersey and the  Bicentennial Tower in Mexico.

More information after the break:

Tour Total / Barkow Leibinger Architects

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Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architects
Location: , Germany
Project Management: Klaus Reintjes
Design And Building Staff: Hans-Georg Bauer, Andreas Lang, Christina Möller, Ruwen Rimpau, Tobias Wenz
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters, Johannes Förster, Corinne Rose, Ina Reinecke, Nicole Nunez

© Jasper James and Orproject
© Jasper James and Orproject

‘Ban’ Pavilion / Orproject

Constructed for Beijing Design Week 2012, the ‘Ban’ pavilion draws inspiration from floral petals in the way the shape of the flower is created by its bent petals. Designed by Orproject…, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which

House in Asamayama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

45g Photography © Junji Kojima

Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: Asamayama Tsukudeiwanami, , Aichi Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Hirotaka Kidosaki
Design Team: Coco Ashihara
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography © Junji Kojima

GREENville House / Tonic Design

© Todd Lanning

Architects: Tonic Design
Location: , North Carolina,
Architect In Charge: Vinny Petrarca
Photographs: Todd Lanning

Courtesy of Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Courtesy of Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

New Building of Depot and Workshops + State Museum Winning Proposal / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten… shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for the new building of depot and workshops for the regional authorities for culture and preservation of historical monuments and state museum in Schwerin, Germany. Located

House 0605 / Simpraxis Architects

© Marios Christodoulides, Christos Papantoniou

Architects: Simpraxis Architects
Location: , Cyprus
Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou, Stelios Zenieris, Stella Parpa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Papantoniou

Taylor House / Paul Archer Design

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Architects: Paul Archer Design
Location: , England,
Photographs: Helen Fickling , Will Pryce

Busan Opera House Winning Proposal / Snøhetta

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Snøhetta was recently selected as the winner of the Opera House Competition in with their ‘Unpacking the Box’ concept. Their proposal is conceived not as frozen music but rather as an instrument, upon which we can play. This instrument is neither a white cube nor a black box, empty devoid of expression; this Opera building outward expresses the values and ethos of the place and content. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Courtesy of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

LuxTram: Luxembourg’s New Tramway / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

The design proposal for a new tramway line in the city of Luxembourg by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands… aims to revive the city’s original tram system which was installed in 1859 and ceased in the 1960s. The project will provide enormous

The Pool Shophouse / FARM

© Jeremy San

Architects: FARM
Location: , Singapore
Design Team: Kurjanto Slamet, Tiah Nan Chyuan, Lee Hui Lian
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeremy San

Ballyroan Parish Centre / Box Architecture

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Box Architecture
Location: , Dublin, Ireland
Principal Designer: Gary Mongey
Design Team: Gary Mongey, Ashlene Ross, Terry Murphy
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 450 sqm
Photographs: Paul Tierney

Design unveiled for St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion in D.C.

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Mayor Vincent C. Gray has announced Davis Brody Bond, KADCON and Robert Silman Associates as the winning team to design the new St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion on the St. Elizabeths Hospital east campus in Washington D.C. Designed by Davis Brody Bond, the $5 million Gateway Pavilion will transform an existing “weedy, fenced-in plaza fronting Martin Luther King Avenue SE in Congress Heights” into a sustainable, multi-purpose structure that will provide “a venue for casual dining, a farmers’ market and other weekend and after-hours community, cultural and arts events”.

Continue after the break to learn more.

The Cabin / H2o architects

© Julien Attard

Architects: H2o architects
Location: Saint-Jean-de-Belleville,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 55 sqm
Photographs: Julien Attard

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXI

Photo by Я. Garcia – http://www..com/photos/nelbu23/

We are near to the 95, ooo photos in our  Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Я. Garcia in Avilés, Spain. Check the other four after the break.

Google Releases Never-Before-Seen Images of Its Data Centers

“A rare look behind the server aisle. Here hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the server racks into a cooling unit to be recirculated. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of Google’s servers.” Photo © Google/ Connie Zhou

If you’ve never heard of a Data Center before, there’s a reason. Despite the fact that data centers are “Giant, whirring, power-guzzling behemoths of data storage – made of cables, servers, routers, tubes, coolers, and wires,” they’re often hidden far away, where their energy-guzzling is more efficient (and way less less obvious).

Indeed, largely because of their gargantuan energy requirements and high-tech secrets, Data Centers have been shrouded in mystery since their beginnings. This is particularly true in Google’s case. When Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, visited Google’s Data Center in The Dalles, Oregon, he said it was like “ a prison,” and couldn’t even get past the cafeteria. Nary a peek has been seen of a Google Data Center.

Until now, that is. Google just launched a new website, Where the Internet Lives, which features never-before-seen images of eight of Google’s 9 data centers, the places the “physical internet” calls home.

Check out the images of these never-before-seen Data Centers, after the break…

UPDATE: Oscar Niemeyer Hospitalized

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Oscar Niemeyer, the renowned Brazilian architect, has been admitted to the Samaritan’s Hospital of Rio de Janeiro.

Niemeyer, who will turn 105 this December, was admitted to the same hospital for about 2 weeks in May after suffering from pneumonia.

According to The Huffington Post, Niemeyer’s doctor, Fernando Gjorup, has said that the architect is “fine” and in stable condition, although “a bit dehydrated. He entered the hospital complaining of nausea, but little else.”

Story via LaInformación.com and The Huffington Post