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Endangered bluefin tuna sold for $3.1 billion to sushi tycoon

A recent predawn auction at Tokyo’s new fish market brought a record-breaking bid for the endangered bluefin tuna. Sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai chain, paid $3.1 million for the enormous fish, more than double the price from five years ago. Kimura’s Kiyomura Corp has won the annual action in the past, but the high price of the tuna this year definitely surprised the sushi king. Nonetheless, Kiyomura says: “the quality of the tuna I bought is the best.” The 612-pound (27...
Tags: Japan, Design, Tokyo, Pacific, Oma, Tsukiji, Tokyo Bay, Kiyoshi Kimura, Sushi Zanmai, Kimura, Kiyomura Corp, Kiyomura, Jamie Gibbon


BIGs dramatic hillside apartments officially open in Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced the official opening of the long-awaited 79&Park, a residential development with a striking, stepped design. Located in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, the sculptural complex consists of 169 foliage-covered apartments constructed from prefabricated 3.6-meter by 3.6-meter modules that are arranged around an open courtyard. The cascading design was developed to optimize access to natural light as well as views toward the city and Gärdet’s parklands. Inaugurated on ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Stockholm, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Prefab Housing, Oma, Cedar, White Oak, Cedar Cladding


Restaurant in Germany bans children

Screaming babies at restaurants is one of those things we pretend we’re okay with so that we don’t look like jerks. In reality, we hate it. We do feel sorry for the helpless parents who know their kid is disturbing the entire restaurant, but we’d still prefer it if they weren’t there. Oma’s Küche, a restaurant located on the island of Rügen in Germany is taking a brave stand for all those who want to dine without the sound of tantrums: it’s banning children aged 14 and under from the restaura...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Germany, Restaurants, All, Oma, Flynn, Caruso, Queensland Australia, Küche, Mooresville North Carolina, Rugen, German restaurants, Restaurant Ban, Restaurant Rules, Rudolf Markl


The New New Plan For Buffalo's Albright-Knox Museum

In stark contrast to a more compact design released last summer, the plan, designed by Shohei Shigematsu of the international architecture firm OMA, features a new building on the northwest side of the Albright-Knox campus along Iroquois Drive. Sheathed in what Shigematsu called a "translucent skin," the transparent ziggurat of a building will allow pedestrians […]
Tags: Art, Visual, Oma, Shohei Shigematsu, Albright Knox, Albright Knox Museum, Shigematsu, 06.25.18


OMAs MPavilion 2017 with a floating roof opens today in Melbourne

Melbourne is heating up for the summer with a new OMA-designed amphitheater. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague Daniel Gianotten just completed MPavilion 2017, a temporary pavilion that opened today in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, MPavilion 2017 is the fourth annual architect-designed summer pavilion for the city and is OMA’s first Australian commission. The multifunctional amphitheater will host hundreds of free events throughout the four...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Mumbai, Rem Koolhaas, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Temporary Pavilion, Oma, Native Plants, Amphitheater, Floating Roof, MPavilion, Steel Pavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens


Amsterdam is transforming a prison into a green energy-generating neighborhood

A brighter, solar-powered future is coming to Bijlmerbajes, a former prison complex in Amsterdam. The Dutch government tapped OMA to design a masterplan of the 7.5-hectare site, as well as a significant portion of the 135,000-square-meter mixed-use development. Designed in collaboration with FABRICations architects and LOLA Landscape, the new masterplan will transform the prison complex’s iconic six towers into Bajes Kwartier, an energy-neutral development powered by renewable energy and built l...
Tags: UK, Design, Prison, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Wind Power, Recycling, Green Building, Solar Panels, Urban Farming, Lola, Carousel Showcase


So long Global Warming and thanks for all of the fish

About 37 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agricultural land. About one-third of this area, or 11 percent of Earth’s total land, is used for crops. The balance, roughly one-fourth of Earth’s land area, is pastureland, which includes cultivated or wild forage crops for animals and open land used for grazing. There is a proposal to use about 9% of the oceans surface for massive kelp farms. The This would offset all CO2 production and provide 0.5 kg of fish and sea vegetables per person p...
Tags: Australia, Earth, Ocean, House, Innovation, Antarctica, World Bank, North Atlantic, Oma, Char, Climate Foundation, Agee, Von Herzen, Ocean Afforestation, Mediterranean Sea the Gulf of California, Brian von Hertzen


WS Development selects OMA to design 88 Seaport Blvd. project

Boston, MA WS Development has engaged architecture firm OMA to design its mixed-use retail and office project located at 88 Seaport Blvd. The project is situated in the Seaport, an area that is emerging as one of the most exciting neighborhoods and destinations in the country. Th...
Tags: Radio, Oma, Seaport, WS Development, Boston MA WS Development, 88 Seaport Blvd


How The 2020 Olympics Will Reshape Tokyo's Skyline

For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. If the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro were any indication of what to expect in 2020, city officials in Tokyo have their hands full preparing for the upcoming Olympic games. Some 500,000 foreigners traveled to Rio, purchasing the 7.5 million tickets. Accommodating this massive surge of attendees and providing transportation throughout the city proved no easy task. Preparing a city for the Olympic games often requires updating existing infrastructure, w...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Jennifer Aniston, Brazil, Tokyo, Tom Brady, Rio De Janeiro, Rem Koolhaas, Huffington Post, Toyko, Kengo Kuma, Pritzker Prize, Oma, Architectural Digest, Gorgeous Beverly Hills, Kuma


How the 2020 Olympics Will Reshape Tokyo's Skyline

With top firms such as Rem Koolhaas's firm OMA and Kengo Kuma designing structures, the summer Olympics promises to reshape Japan's capital
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Rem Koolhaas, Kengo Kuma, Oma


Link About It: Kris Provoost Captures China's Architectural Icons

In an impressive photo study called "Beautified China," Beligan architect Kris Provoost has documented a bulk of the most extraordinary architectural phenomena in China. Provoost has been based in Shanghai for six years now, studying Asian megacities...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Photography, Design, China, Architecture, Shanghai, Buildings, Linkaboutit, Oma, Zahahadid, Krisprovoost, Architecturalphotography, Kris Provoost, Beautified China Beligan, China Provoost


Architect Of Dubai's Next Big Landmark Says His Work Has Been Stolen

Fernando Donis, a former associate of Rem Koolhaas at OMA (the CCTV headquarters in Beijing is his design), had hoped that the new Dubai Frame, which he won an international competition to design, would be his grand debut under his own name. Instead, he maintains, the emirate has stolen his copyright and frozen him out of the project.
Tags: Art, Beijing, Dubai, Cctv, Rem Koolhaas, Visual, Oma, 03.08.17, Fernando Donis


Miami Beach's Faena District: A hotel, forum, shopping center and more for the cultured traveler

Occupying a stretch of beachfront land from 32nd to 36th Streets in Miami Beach (and reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Indian Creek Drive), the Faena District comprises a series of architecturally captivating buildings, each with its own carefully...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Miami, Resorts, Atlantic Ocean, Oma, Miami Beach, Pao


OMA gets green light for their first major public building in the UK

Move over London—Manchester has gotten one step closer to bringing more of the arts to the north of England. City councilors just gave the green light to the Rem Koolhaas-designed arts center, the Factory, a £110 million project that will also mark OMA’s first major public building in the United Kingdom. The design of the boxy white arts venue won an international competition and will be “ultra flexible” to accommodate a variety of art forms and performances. OMA revealed the Factory designs ...
Tags: UK, Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, United Kingdom, Manchester, John, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Carousel Showcase, Glass Architecture, Oma, England City, Granada Studios, Arts Center


Bluefin tuna sells for £500,000 at Japan auction amid overfishing concerns

Huge fish sells for 74m yen as conservationists call for moratorium to help stabilise plunging Pacific stocksA bluefin tuna has fetched 74.2m yen (£517,000) at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, amid warnings that decades of overfishing by Japan and other countries is taking the species to the brink of extinction.The 212kg fish, caught off the coast of Oma in northern Japan, was bought by Kiyomura, the operator of the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, after its president, Kiy...
Tags: Japan, Animals, Environment, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Endangered Species, Tokyo, Oma, Tsukiji, Kiyoshi Kimura, Sushi Zanmai


The Booking Mamas' December Meeting

Summary: In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.Forty Autumns makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. At twenty, Hanna escaped from East to West Germany. But the pri...
Tags: Books, Washington, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, America, St Louis, NICK, Oma, Lewis, East Germany, East, East Berlin, Christina, Heidi


Foster + Partners to transform historic Madrid building into solar-powered Prado Museum addition

Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura’s design beat out a shortlist of eight other proposals by practices including OMA and David Chipperfield Architects. The renovation of the Hall of Realms will create additional display space for permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Prado Museum. As one of the few surviving structures from the former 17th century Buen Retiro Palace, the Hall of Realms holds special historic significance in the city. The Hall of Realms’s magnificent and intricate ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Energy, Delhi, Madrid, Prado, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Museum Design, Oma, Prado Museum, David Chipperfield, Art Museum, Foster Partners


Londons new Design Museum opens this week inside a renovated post-war modernist building

Topped with a sweeping paraboloid copper-clad concrete roof, the Design Museum’s new building features a double-glazed facade that was meticulously detailed with mullions and patterns to mimic the original blue exterior. The renovated facade is complemented by a new public plaza with fountains installed at the entrance and a West 8-designed landscape. The most notable overhaul, however, is in the interior, which includes two major temporary gallery spaces, a free permanent collection display, ...
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, London, Museum, Architecture, Gallery, LEDs, Galleries, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Double Glazed Facade, Art Galleries, Museum Design, Oma, Atrium


A Touch of Light

These days, a lamp should do more than just shine! That’s the idea behind Oma. It offers limitless control of indoor lighting by allowing the user to create their own atmospheric presets. Its built-in fingerprint reader recognizes each individual user’s identity and automatically adjusts to their preferred lighting preferences.However minimal in form, Oma is highly functional with touch sensors in unexpected places. You can adjust the color, intensity, and temperature of the light by simply slid...
Tags: Design, Lamp, Light, Lighting, Product Design, Oma


A World of Enchantment at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice

Grand Canal from the Rooftop Terrace of T Fondaco dei Tedeschi (Venice, Italy)  A great deal of my life in Venice has been spent living on the Grand Canal right at the Rialto Bridge, so the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, at the foot of the bridge, has been a major part of my personal landscape. It was my post office, where I waited in line to buy stamps, mail packages and pay my bills. It was enjoyable because many of my neighbors had to wait in the same lines, so going to the post office was like...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Milan, Rome, Paris, Antarctica, Venice, Treviso, Mussolini, Rem Koolhaas, Lvmh, Napoleon, Grand Canal, Oma, Rialto, DFS


IoT ecosystem expands significantly with new global standards from oneM2M

Sophia Antipolis, France, 29 September 2016: The full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) advanced significantly today as oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the IoT, published a new landmark set of specifications, Release 2. Based on contributions from more than 200 member companies, Release 2 builds on oneM2M’s initial...
Tags: Mobile, Internet Of Things, Europe, Technology, Internet, Nokia, Seo, Cisco, Devices, Applications, Iot, Standards, Connectivity, APIs, Specifications, M2m


These Colossal Pillars Are a Beautiful Embodiment of Grief

Artist Taryn Simon and architects OMA join up to create a hauntingly memorable installation at the Park Avenue Armory. The post These Colossal Pillars Are a Beautiful Embodiment of Grief appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Design, Oma, Park Avenue Armory, Taryn Simon, Shohei Shigematsu


The Interlace: A closer look at the World Building of the Year

The Interlace, by OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren, took home the World Architecture Festival's top prize.
Tags: Cnn, Oma


chachidesign: OMA’s monumental concrete wells host mourners at...

chachidesign: OMA’s monumental concrete wells host mourners at New York’s Park Avenue Armory http://ift.tt/2cCbyIb
Tags: Design, Oma


Couture Craft and Technology Meld at The Met's "Manus x Machina" Exhibition  

The Costume Institute's exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology explores how fashion designers are finding innovative ways of reconciling the dichotomy between hand (manus) and machine (machine). Rather than posit the two poles against each other, the show presents compelling examples in which traditional craft techniques and cutting-edge technologies are deployed as equal partners to stimulate the future of haute couture and avant-garde rea...
Tags: New York, Design, Materials, Gallery, Exhibitions, Karl Lagerfeld, Brian Eno, Alexander Mcqueen, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake, Fashion Design, Oma, Machina, Iris van Herpen, Proenza Schouler


Architects envision carbon-sucking solar makeover for a busy L.A. freeway

Freeways don't have to be so darn drab. Built in 1953 and expanded in 1971, the Arroyo Seco Bridge on Los Angeles' 134 Freeway in Pasadena currently includes 10 traffic lanes. Its main purpose is to transport vehicles from Point A to Point B, but in the process it sends a huge amount of carbon emissions into the atmosphere and emits disruptive noise pollution. Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA) and Arup Los Angeles designed a fix for the bridge, which includes a suite of solar panels and pile o...
Tags: Design, News, California, Los Angeles, Infrastructure, Architecture, CalTrans, Solar Power, Pasadena, MMA, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Green Renovation, Ideo, Oma


A Park Like No Other for an LA in Constant Flux

FAB Park is designed to “celebrate the California landscape” and act as “a demonstration garden." The post A Park Like No Other for an LA in Constant Flux appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Design, California, La, Architecture, Gallery, Ideo, Landscape Design, Oma


Los Angeles approves $28 million FAB Park designed by OMA and IDEO

Los Angeles may soon receive a much-needed green boost. City officials have chosen the design team for a planned 2-acre park downtown, near the Los Angeles City Hall at 1st Street and Broadway. Their team headed by Mia Lehrer + Associates (MLA) also includes IDEO and OMA. Called FAB Park, the project could be finished by 2019. The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and Department of Recreation and Parks have settled on a budget of $28 million to create FAB Park. That budget includes money for...
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, City, Park, Urban Design, Broadway, Los Angeles Times, Carousel Showcase, Southern California, Ideo, Park Design, Oma, MLA, City Park, Quimby, Los Angeles City Hall


Winning FAB Park design team receives $28 million budget to green up LA

Los Angeles may soon receive a much-needed green boost. City officials have chosen the design team for a planned 2-acre park downtown, near the Los Angeles City Hall at 1st Street and Broadway. Their team headed by Mia Lehrer + Associates (MLA) also includes IDEO and OMA. Called FAB Park, the project could be finished by 2019. The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and Department of Recreation and Parks have settled on a budget of $28 million to create FAB Park. That budget includes money for...
Tags: Design, La, Los Angeles, City, Park, Urban Design, Broadway, Los Angeles Times, Carousel Showcase, Southern California, Ideo, Park Design, Oma, MLA, City Park, Quimby


Landin & Alex | Backyard Spring Wedding in Texas

We’re on a short break, but in the meantime, we’re posting some of our favorite spring and summer weddings from the archives…   This backyard wedding from photographer Christine Sargologos really captures the feel of springtime in Texas – the use of pale blues and purples against a grassy green backdrop feels just like a field of wildflowers! And Christine’s photos of the day are so lovely, they make me wish I was there! Says the bride, “My husband and I spent a lot of time discussing our cerem...
Tags: Texas, Pinterest, Wedding, Alex, Backyard, Jos, Grimm, Oma, Christine, Carolina, Melanie, Linden, Landin, Ann Taylor, Steve Madden, Jos A Bank