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See IK Studio’s curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

by , 03/30/15
filed under: Architecture,Queens

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The Architectural League of New York has chosen IK Studio’s Torqueing Spheres as the winner of their 2015 Folly Design Competition. Each year, the league invites emerging architects to create a public installation in New York, and this year, the panel of judges was especially impressed with IK’s curvaceous sculpture-meets-pavilion. The completed folly will be unveiled at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on May 17, 2015.

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Tadao Ando’s first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

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WastED: Behind the design of NYC’s food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

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Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

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Looking for a place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner on Sunday? Why not stop in at one of the 70+ restaurants participating in Time Out For Hunger to raise money for hunger-relief while you’re at it? A partnership between Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City, the day-long initiative on Sunday, March 29th will see 10 percent of proceeds from participating restaurants go towards feeding New Yorkers in need. Some of our favorite eateries – including Dos Toros, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and Café Grumpy – are taking part, so don’t forget to go grab a bite to help others do the same.

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

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Inhabitat’s favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

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Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

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This summer, visitors to Governors Island will get to enjoy not one, but two City of Dreams Pavilions made from recycled materials. Izaskun Chinchilla Architects’ gorgeous Organic Growth will be joining BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion on the grassy knoll of the island’s parade grounds this year. The colorful canopy will look like a series of flower bouquets from afar, but will be made from recycled elements like old umbrellas and bicycle wheels. If you love the look of Organic Growth, head over to Izaskun Chinchilla’s Kickstarter page and help them get the project off the ground!

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

by , 03/25/15

Agnes Denes Living Pyramid

Queens’s Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her gorgeous, 30-foot-tall Living Pyramid design at the Long Island City sculpture garden in April. The colorful pyramid will be seeded by local volunteers and will hopefully flourish with various plants and wildflowers come summertime.

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Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

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Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb…and the adorable little fella’s name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was recently adopted by a local couple and has been spotted dining at some of NYC’s most popular eateries. Although some New Yorkers might not even look twice at a farm animal wandering the streets, Smokey just seems to have a je ne sais baaaaaa about him that has been melting the cold hearts of those who encounter him.

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

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Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report, released by Urban Green Council, shows how a change as simple as plugging up open vents in a building’s elevator shafts could help keep heat in and bring utility costs down. By preventing heat escape in tall structures, building owners stand to save a whopping $11 million a year, while also preventing 30,000 metric tons of carbon emissions from invading the atmosphere.

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square Pop Up Forest

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC’s Times Square into a lush oasis. The proposal, called PopUP Forest: Times Square, would see the bustling tourist zone converted into a living forest, complete with towering trees and wildflowers, as well as speakers that would emit wildlife sounds.

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

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Join the IIDA NY Chapter’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction benefiting Be Original Americas

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Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter this Wednesday, March 25th for their 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction! Taking over the Open House Gallery in Soho from 6:00pm-9:00pm, the event will showcase an array of one-of-a-kind quilts crafted by local designers out of discarded materials from product libraries and showrooms. Proceeds from the auction will go towards Be Original Americas, an organization committed to protecting the value of authenticity in the marketplace, and educating the public about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design. Purchase your tickets to what promises to be a memorable night here!

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

Calling all interior design lovers!

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today, taking over Piers 92 and 94 to showcase even more interior design goodness than ever before. This year’s show invites you to browse thousands of products from

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her closet, she uses the services of Make Space to store and rotate her

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Help make BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion can be recycled after the summer ends. Rather than just designing a structure

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

“Our heritage was born in Ireland and green is the honorary color for St. Patrick’s Day so we really wanted to play that up and do something special with the ball for this holiday,” said Regan Iglesia, Senior Vice President and Waterford Global Brand Director.

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