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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Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Fishers Island is located at the entrance of the Long Island Sound and is actually closer to Connecticut than New York. The vacation beach home was designed by Resolution: 4…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

GDT’s East Village kitchen project combines the use of sustainable and salvaged materials with efficient design. Storage is maximized by creating spaces to both display and store -…

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One World Trade Center's Bomb-Proof Base Gets New

One World Trade Center's Bomb-Proof Base Gets New "Green Tech" Glass Panels

We've been following the progress of One World Trade Center closely, and this weekend we were excited to see some of the first signs of sustainability pop up at the construction site.…

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Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

The walls of the small 350 square foot apartment have become David’s own personal art gallery. Framed photos, paintings, and vintage advertisements join the resident’s own collages,…

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home - in fact, the house contains two…

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StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

Transforming historic brownstones into modern homes has always been a fascinating process for us, so we were really excited to learn about local real estate website StreetEasy.com's new…

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University of Buffalo Will Simulate Earthquake to Test How NYC Homes Stand Up

University of Buffalo Will Simulate Earthquake to Test How NYC Homes Stand Up

A team from the University of Buffalo is planning to conduct a never-before attempted experiment - setting off a large-scale earthquake simulation to determine how vulnerable New…

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Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Although Santiago Calatrava’s design for 80 South Street has been laid to rest, the lot may soon see an arguably even more exciting tower covered in edible farms. Local architect…

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Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

The World Trade Center site, and all of Lower Manhattan for that matter, is poised on ground that has an extreme disadvantage in regards to flooding since it is man-made land built on a…

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Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

The 2,400 square foot duplex is one of eight loft-style residences in the luxury Flowerbox Building, and, as you might imagine, was already quite nice to begin with before being…

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NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

BIG's unusual sloped structure aims to combine two types of architecture - European low-rise apartment blocks and typical Manhattan towers. The 38-story building, currently known as…

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Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field - as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino.…

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Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Adjaye Associates' 13-story Sugar Hill housing complex is currently under construction in Harlem and, when complete, will bring 124 affordable housing units, a children’s museum, and…

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MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

The beautiful modern home uses just 1/5 the amount of energy that a traditionally built home would use, thanks to the convex roof and low-impact materials. Behrooz has long been a fan…

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright.…

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Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap.…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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