New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Francis Bannerman IV was an ammunition dealer from Dundee, Scotland. He and his family purchased what became known as Bannerman’s Island in 1900, and built a Scottish style castle and…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit

AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge"

Curated by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, “Considering…

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Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Once notorious for its derelict factory buildings, Long Island City's recent resurgence as a cultural destination has been supported by gentrification and economic investments such as…

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MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

Architects, urban planners and preservationists throughout the world are mourning the impending loss of New York City's American Folk Art Museum building. In a statement released this…

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Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That's exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County - the poorest county in…

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Win Free Tickets to See New Film

Win Free Tickets to See New Film "If You Build It" at New York's IFC Center!

IF YOU BUILD IT (Official Trailer) from OCP Media on Vimeo. WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE NEW DESIGN MOVIE ‘IF YOU BUILD IT’! Be among the first New Yorkers to see If You Build…

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Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

The picturesque Catskills mountains surround Hudson Woods for incredible views from almost every spot on the property. Each modest home is designed for efficiency, and to connect its…

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Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

From transforming furniture to micro apartments to shipping container homes, NYC had no shortage of innovative design stories in 2013. Was the underground house in an old silo your…

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96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

If you're on the hunt for a retail space for your business, how about this cozy and quaint pop-up shop in DeKalb Avenue station in Fort Greene? The MTA and marketing company The…

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One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

After years of anticipation and various types of delays, One World Trade Center is finally poised to open in 2014. Developers have announced that the tower is almost complete, and will…

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PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

According to LOT-EK, the Carroll House was erected from a stack of 21 shipping containers that was "then cut diagonally along both the top and bottom, creating a striking profile that…

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Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

We contacted Habitat for Humanity to get the full story behind what happened to the ghosts of Christmas trees past,  and Chris Clarke, senior vice president of marketing and…

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PHOTOS: 7 Delightful

PHOTOS: 7 Delightful "Quintessential New York" Gingerbread Scenes Pop Up at Le Parker Meridien

The 2013 Gingerbread Extravaganza will be on display at Le Parker Meridien's 56th Street atrium until January 6th, 2014. All of the scenes were made by local bakeries and restaurants…

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SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

Pier 57 hosted a slew of art installations and events this past summer, welcoming New Yorkers to explore the space before it begins its transformation into a modular container…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice - their first-ever…

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially…

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Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

The space's modular architecture was based off of late Swiss architect Fritz Haller’s geometric models of furniture. The freestanding pieces enable the loft’s interior to be…

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First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title…

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Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

The planned construction site for the new passive building. If all goes as planned, Harlem will soon be home to the greenest residential building in all of Manhattan. Synapse…

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Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

While a large part of the building is made out of wood, many of the interior and exterior spaces are separated by glass walls, which fold open during warm weather. In the colder months,…

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will…

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