University of Buffalo's Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

University of Buffalo's Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

  The newly designed SEAS building combines technology and a tech-savvy collaboration platform to expand research in the fields of nanotechnology, bio-based security systems and…

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Composting Poop Potties Planned for Prospect Park

Composting Poop Potties Planned for Prospect Park

Prospect Park wants to change the way you "go" at the park with a new system that will compost human waste. NYC has plans to build a $1.8 million composting green latrine in the…

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SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

Located on 19 forested acres in Saranac, New York, the home appears to be a serene mountain escape at first glance. The “surface home” is an open 1,800 square foot lodge with…

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Disused Coal Silo Turned Into Bustling Restaurant Overlooking the Niagara River

Disused Coal Silo Turned Into Bustling Restaurant Overlooking the Niagara River

After the railway was dismantled, the highway was built and steamships were considered too environmentally destructive, Lewiston lost favor for many years. But then concerted efforts to…

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WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

The current pier, which sits on the west side of Manhattan at West Houston Street, is run-down and badly in need of repairs. WXY’s plan would not only renovate the pier, but would…

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8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY - Architecture Honor Award Winner This 22,000 square foot retreat built for the Won Buddhists of North America is outfitted with  geothermal heating…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

An entry in Tablet Hotel's Rethink Hotels competition, the Allotment is a totally new concept in hospitality: A hotel centered around food, rather than sleep. Dreamed up by Dean Moran,…

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PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

An open kitchen space leads out onto a balcony that was created by cutting away pieces of the shipping container. So how does one come up with the idea of building a shipping…

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See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

In the second episode of StreetEasy's NYC brownstone renovation video series, Demo to Decor, local architect and historic NYC townhouse expert Brendan Coburn walks us through the…

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Private Golf Green and Rooftop Oasis Redefine Work and Play at a Midtown Office Building

Private Golf Green and Rooftop Oasis Redefine Work and Play at a Midtown Office Building

Created as a contemporary garden terrace for Shorenstein Properties’ new corporate offices, the green roof features a plant collection consisting of several grasses, shrubs and…

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Beth Israel Hospital's 19,000 sq. ft. Green Roof is Dotted with Diamond-Shaped Skylights

Beth Israel Hospital's 19,000 sq. ft. Green Roof is Dotted with Diamond-Shaped Skylights

One Irving Place, the name given to Beth Israel's green roof, cost $330,000 to install (paid for by the condominium next door), and features 360 degree visibility from the surrounding…

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Massive Hunter's Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

Massive Hunter's Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

The Hunter’s Point project is part of Bloomberg’s $7.5 billion New Housing Marketplace Plan, which seeks to create 165,000 units of permanently affordable housing within the five…

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Geometric Shelter Island Pavilion Brings Modernist Bursts of Color to Long Island

Geometric Shelter Island Pavilion Brings Modernist Bursts of Color to Long Island

Comprised of two pavilions with solid walls on the southern and western side that mitigate excess solar gain in summer months, large overhangs that provide plenty of shading, and…

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Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

DUMBO’s Two Trees Management Company has a new vision for the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery on Williamsburg’s waterfront. The company bought the property in 2012 with plans to…

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Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Over the last ten years, rising property values in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have made home ownership difficult or impossible for many. But one couple, David Boyle and wife Michele…

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MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy

MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of New Yorkers are still rebuilding after the devastating wrath of Hurricane Sandy - and as restoration of the hard-hit Far Rockaway continues, the Museum of Modern Art is…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar

Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar "Playhouse" in Clinton Hill

The new structure provides access to the garden, and it creates a new indoor space that can be used for a variety of activities. "We wanted to extend the living spaces into the…

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MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

The goal of MicroGreens is to create opportunities for urban farming for a better quality of life. The complex is made up of 56 micro-units, each with an outdoor terrace garden that can…

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New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

The 120,000 square foot building, designed by New York-based ABS Architecture and developed by Blue Sea Development, was constructed using local and recycled materials and features a…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Most of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s historic oak trees survived Hurricane Sandy last year, but a few were not so lucky. Ten of the fifty foot specimens are being chopped due to…

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7 Bryant Park LEED Gold Office Building to Break Ground in Midtown Today

7 Bryant Park LEED Gold Office Building to Break Ground in Midtown Today

Located on the corner of 40th Street and Sixth Avenue the project is slated to be completed by the end of 2014. The project’s mission is to create a building that can offer small and…

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Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

West began his task by developing storage space throughout the room. The ceiling was given a sweeping new look, with the addition of a curved form that extends over the dining room.…

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Bold Cobble Hill Townhouse Renovation Stars Giant Living Wall of Plants

Bold Cobble Hill Townhouse Renovation Stars Giant Living Wall of Plants

From outside of the home, the 5,300 square foot brick townhouse looks like a traditional Cobble Hill property. But once inside, the space gives way to a design and finish that is clean…

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East River Blueway Now Includes Plan for Urban Beach and Storm Surge Barrier

East River Blueway Now Includes Plan for Urban Beach and Storm Surge Barrier

The East River Blueway is a project that aims to revitalize Manhattan's east side waterfront area from 38th Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. Though many New Yorkers already use the…

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