Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Swoon has worked on similar environmentally focused projects, such as her "junk rafts" made of salvaged materials that are also included in the Submerged Motherlands installation. The…

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LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

DUNE CO-HABITAT combines ecological design into a public and semi-public open space network to create an environment for people and marine life to coexist. To protect the community from…

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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

Sometimes those of us living in the big city don’t get to interact with flora and fauna very much. That’s why I was so excited when I was offered a trip by Subaru to check out…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

Although most nature lovers may agree that walking barefoot on wood beats doing so on concrete, the new materials to be used are actually more environmentally-friendly in many ways. The…

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Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property;…

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New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday morning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will start suspending all public transportation at 7 p.m. Sunday. NYC…

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Landscape Abbreviated is a Moss-Filled Garden Maze in the Bronx

Landscape Abbreviated is a Moss-Filled Garden Maze in the Bronx

Landscape Abbreviated is a kinetic maze where visitors are invited to delve into the space, and walk through its ever-changing design. The moving planters are controlled by a software…

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Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

In January, we reported that Studio a+i won the international competition to design the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village but their original design, while breathtaking, was denied…

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SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC's Very First Self-Powered Building

SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC's Very First Self-Powered Building

Photo © Yuka Yoneda "If we can develop a building that powers itself, on an unusual trianglular lot in one of the most code-heavy cities in the world, our hope is to serve as a…

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Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Water towers have a storied history in New York, and have unintentionally become iconic symbols of the city. Originally constructed during the Industrial Revolution in the…

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PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

The Rockwell Group and David Rockwell are well-known as the masterminds behind such sensorial restaurant interiors as Adour Alain Ducasse, Nobu and Emeril's, and the grounds of the…

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Louis Lim's Round&Round is a Circular Bench Made of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Louis Lim's Round&Round is a Circular Bench Made of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Designed by Louis Lim, a Cooper Union graduate, the bench was created as part of the 12 x 12 exhibit during New York Design Week. Like all of the other pieces comprising the 12 x 12…

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HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

Conceived by HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, Marc Perrotta, Patricia Sahm, Paul Sanders, Jefferson Frost, Robert May, Will Kemper, and Evan V. Watts, the 1,000 sq. ft. space is…

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Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

picNYC is essentially an aluminum table frame with space inside that can we used as a planter bed. Cut and welded in the United States, the aluminum used is lightweight so it's perfect…

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Ernesto Neto Weaves Rope Into Giant Rainbow-Colored Spiderwebs That Visitors Can Climb On

Ernesto Neto Weaves Rope Into Giant Rainbow-Colored Spiderwebs That Visitors Can Climb On

Visitors pass into the main gallery through an open woven tunnel, fixed with a fringe of metal and wooden bells. A simple touch of the netting while passing through creates a gentle…

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