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$4.9 Billion Plan Aims to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Future Storms

$4.9 Billion Plan Aims to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Future Storms

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $4.9 billion plan designed to protect NYC transportation infrastructure from future superstorms and extreme weather. Some of the precautions outlined

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9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

9 Fun Things You Can Do During Earth Hour 2014!

Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty

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Contemporary Bungalow Triptych Captures Views and Sunlight in Three Directions

Contemporary Bungalow Triptych Captures Views and Sunlight in Three Directions

The Bungalow Triptych's three volumes face east, west, and south to capture sunlight from morning to night. The architects arranged the layout and function of the interior to sync with the sun's path: the

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Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Transformed Into a Unique Hotel in Prague

Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Transformed Into a Unique Hotel in Prague

Visitors to the hotel can also get a different perspective of the city from the observatory located at the tip of the tower. For food and other culinary delights, the Oblaca restaurant is located one

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10 Incredible Designs by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

10 Incredible Designs by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his

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Solar-Powered LEED-Certified Fairmount Avenue Townhomes Offer Low Income Housing in Tennessee

Solar-Powered LEED-Certified Fairmount Avenue Townhomes Offer Low Income Housing in Tennessee

The development comprises nine three bedroom units at 1,383 square feet and nine two bedroom units at 1,103 square feet. All are organized in clusters of four and additionally connected by three

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The Goods Line: Sydney Begins Work on its own High Line-Style Urban Park

The Goods Line: Sydney Begins Work on its own High Line-Style Urban Park

The Goods Line will be a 500-meter-long urban pedestrian and cycle network stretching from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. The park will serve as a hub that connects 80,000 students,

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See Beautiful New Pics of the Eco-Friendly Waterfront Condos Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

See Beautiful New Pics of the Eco-Friendly Waterfront Condos Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

It's easy to see why the Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most desirable new developments in Brooklyn. When complete, the gorgeous and eco-chic residential building will boast unparalleled

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Mirror Culture: 6,000 CDs Recycled into Colorful Community Art

Mirror Culture: 6,000 CDs Recycled into Colorful Community Art

As the installation is set into motion by the wind, Mirror Culture's CDs flash and shimmer like iridescent fish scales. At night, the CD curtain transforms into a metallic blanket with rainbow patterns of

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OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Described by OMA as a "palace to lure the elite of (Germany's) digital Bohemia," the modern office building is designed to prevent the social isolation often associated with increasingly digitized work

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Hyper Filter Skyscraper Inhales Greenhouse Gases and Exhales Pure Oxygen

Hyper Filter Skyscraper Inhales Greenhouse Gases and Exhales Pure Oxygen

With current air pollution levels in global cities, harmful substances spread over hundreds of kilometers and convert entire regions and even countries into pollution sources. This skyscraper was designed

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New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

Zip-lines, ping-pong tables and a giant slide could be in Queens' future if The Friends of the Queensway have anything to say about it. The group revealed their vision to revamp an abandoned train track

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Mind-Blowing Building Built From Thousands of Books

Mind-Blowing Building Built From Thousands of Books

Kren created "Scanner" specifically for MAMbo in collaboration with the Slovakian Centre for Information on Literature. The installation is the seminal event of a local children's book fair -- some of us

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Fantastic Plastic ‘House with Big Window’ is Extremely Energy Efficient

Fantastic Plastic ‘House with Big Window’ is Extremely Energy Efficient

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this 19th century home has recently undergone through a massive renovation. The Turin-based architects stripped away the aged building materials and replaced them with

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Rugged Corten Steel Clads Minimalist ‘House for a Photographer’ in South Wales

Rugged Corten Steel Clads Minimalist ‘House for a Photographer’ in South Wales

Although the House for a Photographer sits at the basin of an isolated quarry, Hyde Architects gave the structure a feeling of lightness by raising the bulk of the building off the ground. A sense of

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Google’s Sweet Amsterdam Office is Topped With Stroopwafel-Shaped Ceiling Panels

Google’s Sweet Amsterdam Office is Topped With Stroopwafel-Shaped Ceiling Panels

Like Google's offices in Mountain View, New York, London, Pittsburgh and Dublin, the company's Amsterdam headquarters features a fun and engaging design. Bold colors, textured materials and vibrant

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Gargantuan Solar-Powered Rotterdam Centraal Station Opens Anew

Gargantuan Solar-Powered Rotterdam Centraal Station Opens Anew

On one side of the station is an area with a more historical aesthetic, which is why the northern entrance was designed to be more modest, so as not to overpower its surroundings. To the south however,

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PHOTOS: Tour the LEED Gold Yotel Hotel in Times Square

PHOTOS: Tour the LEED Gold Yotel Hotel in Times Square

Flight-themed rooms, circular beds and a LEGO wall are just some of the unique amenities guests will find at New York's futuristic Yotel. But don't be fooled by this hotel's light-hearted character - it's

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Dan Hanganu Architects Transform a 1960s Church into a Gorgeous Glazed Library and Community Center in Quebec

Dan Hanganu Architects Transform a 1960s Church into a Gorgeous Glazed Library and Community Center in Quebec

Originally designed by Jean-Marie Roy, the St. Denys-du-Plateau Church is a sharply peaked structure with eaves extending almost to the ground. The massive church was renovated to house both the public

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Shigeru Ban’s Kirinda Housing Project Helps a Sri Lankan Village Swept Away by the 2004 Tsunami

Shigeru Ban’s Kirinda Housing Project Helps a Sri Lankan Village Swept Away by the 2004 Tsunami

After consulting with locals about the preferred layout of their new micro homes, Ban designed the 31 square meter homes with a bathroom and kitchen that is separated by the living area. This last

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Rooftop Farms on Japanese Train Stations Serve as Community Gardens

Rooftop Farms on Japanese Train Stations Serve as Community Gardens

The first Soradofarm, also known as a Machinaka Vegetable Garden, was built on top of the Ebisu station in Tokyo over four years ago. Now there are thirteen stations around the country with operating

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Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids the World’s Oceans of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids the World’s Oceans of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world's oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre,

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Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

Tentsile is a portable habitation unit that can be suspended amidst trees to provide accommodation for three people. With three anchor points and the use of tension instead of poles, the Tentsile is part

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WIN Free Tickets to Green Festival NYC!

WIN Free Tickets to Green Festival NYC!

Attention New Yorkers! The country's largest eco-event is coming to town next month, and you're invited. We're giving away 100 FREE tickets to Green Festival NYC, a showcase of over 300 sustainable

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Stunning Geometric Art Studio Sits in Gentle Contrast to Rugged Fogo Island

Stunning Geometric Art Studio Sits in Gentle Contrast to Rugged Fogo Island

Despite being incredibly remote, Fogo Island is still susceptible to human impact. The Shorefast Foundation is eager to protect both the dynamic, rough natural surroundings without disrupting an

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Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon

Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon

The general shape of the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper is inspired by the lotus flower, a plant well known for its ability to survive for many decades in a watery environment. Like the lotus flower, the

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Golden LED Royal Rice Field Celebrates Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

Golden LED Royal Rice Field Celebrates Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

Located out in front of the main entrance of ‘SCG Experience’ building in Bangkok, the Royal Rice Field is a glowing sea of rice planted in a water feature. At night the LED lights reflect off the

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Former Facebook Employee Spends Two Years Building a Tsunami-Proof Capsule in His Backyard

Former Facebook Employee Spends Two Years Building a Tsunami-Proof Capsule in His Backyard

As Mr. Robinson watched the day-to-day coverage of the catastrophic event, he began to formulate a resilient design that would be able to withstand the strong forces of a tsunami. After sketching his

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Sloping Green Roof Tops Submerged Multipurpose Hall on Jeju Island

Sloping Green Roof Tops Submerged Multipurpose Hall on Jeju Island

The Forum was built for the CJ Group, a major conglomerate in South Korea. D·LIM architects symbolically alluded to the company by carving out a large rounded hole in the shape of CJ's logo. The natural

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Graham Hill’s Famous 425-sq.-ft. Transforming Apartment is Up for Sale!

Graham Hill’s Famous 425-sq.-ft. Transforming Apartment is Up for Sale!

New York City has a lot of tiny apartments, but only one has won an AIA NY Honor Award and been featured in a TED talk. The famous 425-square-foot dwelling was home to Treehugger founder Graham Hill for

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