Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Last night's event celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the project, but without any actual ground to break, the developers and the designers from SHoP Architects simply threw…

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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since…

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Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you've probably heard about Archtober, but did you know that the month-long celebration of architecture extends far beyond the borders of New York…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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6 Smart, Flood-Resilient Home Designs Seen at NYIT's 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Exhibit

6 Smart, Flood-Resilient Home Designs Seen at NYIT's 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Exhibit

Operating in a similar fashion to a tide gauge, Esperanza Lucia Huerta’s Mantella Amphibious Housing concept uses the power of rising tides to elevate homes above the flood line.…

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INTERVIEW: ORLI’s Daniel Horn Wants Flood-Resilient Homes for All Coastal Communities Around the World

INTERVIEW: ORLI’s Daniel Horn Wants Flood-Resilient Homes for All Coastal Communities Around the World

INHABITAT: To start off, can you tell us a bit about ORLI and the 3C competition? DAN: Operation Resilient Long Island started a global design ideas competition called 3C (short for…

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Developers for Downtown Brooklyn's New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Developers for Downtown Brooklyn's New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Downtown Brooklyn's Cultural District is starting to really take shape. Earlier last week, city officials including Mayor Bloomberg announced the development team for the Brooklyn…

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PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

Chelsea's Resolution: 4 Architecture is best known for their prefabs, but this NYC studio has been transforming sky-high spaces all across the city. Their 14th Street Loft seen above…

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This Weekend's openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY's Coolest Buildings!

This Weekend's openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY's Coolest Buildings!

One of our favorite Archtober events, openhousenewyork, will be kicking off this weekend! On October 12th and 13th, some of NYC's most interesting buildings will open their doors to…

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New York City Council Approves Plan to Tear Down 5 Pointz and Build Condominium Towers

New York City Council Approves Plan to Tear Down 5 Pointz and Build Condominium Towers

After a long battle, it looks like Queens' famous graffiti-tagged 5 Pointz building might officially be done for. This week, the City Council approved a plan to replace the…

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Prefab Lehman College Day Care Center Features Vertical Gardens for Children to Grow Food

Prefab Lehman College Day Care Center Features Vertical Gardens for Children to Grow Food

To minimize disruptions on campus to build the day care center, Garrison Architects provided a prefabricated system of modules that could be assembled on site. After fabrication, it…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed…

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HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

When asked to design a building in Manhattan following the plans laid out for the Holy Tabernacle in the Torah, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) faced one major obstacle - space. Unphased by the…

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored…

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

  Originally published in October 2012 New York City may have just been battered by one of the worst storms in East Coast history, but the Big Apple continues to prove…

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See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It looks like Whole Foods is officially coming to Williamsburg. The organic-minded grocer has negotiated a $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling for a new storefront…

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Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the…

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Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

“Collective–LOK’s proposal, entitled "Screen Play", presents a highly flexible space utilizing a subtle interplay of surfaces and screens to allow for the diverse range of uses…

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The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

Xero Flor added greenery to the 21st floor east, 21st floor west, 25th floor northwest and the 30th floor west of the Empire State Building. Tenants on the 21st floor can enjoy their…

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Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

The cavernous interior of the Armory’s Drill Hall was taken over on Saturday by Situ’s installation. The multi-piece design was interwoven in and around the hall’s existing cable…

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NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

Hey New Yorkers! Here's your chance to meet some of today's most influential designers and architects, participate in an exciting panel discussion about resilient design and enjoy a…

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Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

To create the large, airy lounge, one of the design’s most significant alterations was the removal of the mezzanine. This allowed the design team to restore the open character of the…

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Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

230 Halsey Street is just one of eight buildings that make up the mixed-use Teachers Village in Newark. Located in Newark's downtown district south of Market Street, the project will…

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NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

Yesterday, the City Council of New York City passed important legislation that will promote the resiliency of urban buildings in the face of future hurricanes and extreme weather. The…

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Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

There's no question that NYC will be buzzing next month with countless Archtober events. But here at Inhabitat we're especially excited for the arrival of World Architecture Day! The…

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