Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

In mid-2014, VAI will do away with the vibrant, yellow, stadium-style bleachers that once distinctively marked the pop-up exhibition space in exchange for a newly imagined interior and…

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The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been: 7 Unrealized Designs For the WTC Site

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been: 7 Unrealized Designs For the WTC Site

Studio Libeskind’s original submission, dubbed “the Freedom Tower,” proposed the iconic 1,776 foot spire. Libeskind also included Gardens of the World, as he feels gardens are a…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What 5 Pointz looks like today. This solution would of course require working around and inside of 5 Pointz's existing facade and would likely be more complex than simply razing it…

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Tiny Polygon Studio Boasts Sweeping Lakeside Views and an Adirondack Aesthetic

Tiny Polygon Studio Boasts Sweeping Lakeside Views and an Adirondack Aesthetic

The architects sought to create two distinct but interconnected spaces in the studio, using the element of wood to unify the space, while playing with the different levels and the rise…

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group…

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Win a $1,000 Piece of Transforming Furniture + MCNY Extends Popular Micro Apartment Exhibit

Win a $1,000 Piece of Transforming Furniture + MCNY Extends Popular Micro Apartment Exhibit

If you're a fan of the micro-apartment frenzy that's hit NYC, here’s a chance to bring a piece of the tiny housing revolution into your own home. In celebration of its hugely…

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EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

Part of MoMA's EXPO 1 series exploring "ecological challenges in the context of the economic and socio-political instability of the early 21st century", EXPO Colony focuses in…

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Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Michael Weekes’ “Pride of Buffalo” is a geodesic houseboat that he built himself for about $2,000. Made of plywood and recycled gallon storage containers, the domed boat has been…

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The…

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PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Arup A collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi…

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NYC "Human Kennel" Hotel Offers 7x5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night

Located at 140 Hester Street, Sun Bright Hotel is a single-occupancy hotel (though calling it a hotel is a bit of a stretch) that caters mostly to men. According to Yelp reviewers, who…

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La Poubelle Brings Vintage Shopping to NYC Streets in a Cute 1970s Trailer

La Poubelle Brings Vintage Shopping to NYC Streets in a Cute 1970s Trailer

A customer browses through some of La Poubelle's colorful offerings. Laura Lanz-Frolio started La Poubelle (which means trash can in French) as a small Etsy shop, but then decided to…

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MNA Decks Out Patagonia's New Meatpacking Store with Locally Sourced, Reclaimed Materials

MNA Decks Out Patagonia's New Meatpacking Store with Locally Sourced, Reclaimed Materials

Patagonia Meatpacking is the brand's first climbing store since its early days in the 1970s and features gear for activities from bouldering to technical-alpine climbing. The…

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WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

Just two days ago, the QueensWay plan to convert an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens into a new elevated park secured $1 million in funding towards feasibility research.…

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that…

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QueensWay High Line-Style Park Gets Even Closer to Reality with $1 Million in Funding

QueensWay High Line-Style Park Gets Even Closer to Reality with $1 Million in Funding

Plans to redevelop an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens, Queens into the QueensWay, an elevated park similar to Manhattan’s High Line, are chugging along. Today, the Trust for Public…

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Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Are you a green-minded NYC inhabitant with a penchant for sustainable interior design? Inhabitat NYC is looking for cool, forward-thinking New Yorkers who want to share their green…

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical…

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Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

The next time you visit your neighborhood bar or restaurant, take a careful look around: your favorite happy hour digs may have had a former life as an uninspired parking garage. As…

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"Grow Your Own City" Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as…

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Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

MCNY's "Living Large While Living Small" will take place over the last month of the "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, and will plop real New Yorkers into a…

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New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you're feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new…

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Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Following a public competition for the design of the new Fulton Center, JCDA’s winning entry was built upon an architectural concept by Grimshaw Architects, in collaboration with…

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The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway project is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the project has some cash to spend. Last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City…

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