Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Located on the seventh floor of the old Pfizer factory at 630 Flushing Avenue, the new Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator is an airy and open space characterized by massive windows, the hum of machines and the electricity of creativity in the air. It’s

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BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

Corporate sponsorship and dynamic, playful designs were major highlights of this year’s Pratt Institute exhibition. One such sponsor that the renowned fine arts school featured was Hennessy V.S., the world’s largest Cognac producer, which Pratt teamed up

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Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new initiative called The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BFDA) to provide

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical Register and add an additional building to house artist residencies and programs.

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Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

With the holidays right around the corner, the Pratt Center for Community Development has launched their Made in NYC Holiday Shop, which features a hub of small businesses manufacturing right in NYC. A month after super storm Sandy hit NYC, these companies

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine Mahoney and Fred Wolf, seeks to enhance future biodiversity on campus by

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for the green roof were completed under the direction of professors Gita Nandan

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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

New York City students can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling bins. As part of the GrowNYC Recycling Champions program, each school

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Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

As extreme weather events become more common and unpredictable, urban centers like New York City are presented with a prime opportunity to update aging infrastructure to better deal with flooding, contamination and other ramifications of increased climactic

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Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

The studio’s first session asks student teams to design a potential rooftop urban agriculture system, working within the limitations of the client, budget, and site. In this case, transitional housing at The Bowery Mission works as the client and one site,

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Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

We’re big fans of the Pratt Institute (with several of our writers hailing from the awesome institution), mainly because of the school’s dedication to sustainability, be it through green buildings or student creations. One of the school’s highly successful

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Students Showcase the Future of Sustainable Design at 2011 Pratt Show!

Students Showcase the Future of Sustainable Design at 2011 Pratt Show!

We were particularly impressed with the work coming out of the industrial and product design students. Almost every single project on display takes the environment into consideration. Upcycled materials are present in most of the work from Mayang Anggraeni,

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Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan

Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan

The Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series in New York features local leaders and internationally known practitioners discussing current themes in planning, preservation and the environment. Topics range from

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Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Pratt Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

The Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series in New York features local leaders and internationally known practitioners discussing current themes in planning, preservation and the environment. Topics range from

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Using a basis of theory to spur creative ideas and innovations, the Pratt Institute prepares its students to be idea pioneers and design leaders in their respective professions. Some of its main programs include architecture, graphic design, and fine arts,

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square foot Myrtle Hall is expected to meet the LEED Gold standard, which would make it the first every higher education building in Brooklyn to receive any LEED certification.

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VIDEO: Behold! The World’s Smartest Pizza Box

VIDEO: Behold! The World’s Smartest Pizza Box

NOTE: The video states that the pizza box comes in two different sizes, but there are actually now six different sizes available.

The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh after he got the idea to re-use the top of a pizza box as plates for his friends

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Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry’s design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In what comes as no surprise for anyone following the beleaguered project,

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

During our visit to the shipping container-esque living accommodations, OEM housing recovery program manager Cynthia Barton told Inhabitat that the homes come prefabricated and shipped directly from Mark Line Industries in Indiana. Designed by Garrison Architects, the

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NYC’s Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

NYC’s Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

The OEM erected three apartments near its Brooklyn offices at Cadman Plaza. The units range in size from 480 square feet to 813 square feet and contain one to three bedrooms. Despite their different sizes, each one includes a small balcony, storage space,

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NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs. The 12-day soirée will take place at multiple locations in NYC from May

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Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

The loft studio is located on the fourth floor of a brownstone sited along a picturesque, historic block in Brooklyn, just steps away from the Pratt Institute. Though small, the space is open, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light pouring through

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal
Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets, and located just steps away from the waterfront, it’s no surprise

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After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

Did you know that construction on a massive water tunnel has been going on beneath the city since 1969? Mayor Bloomberg announced the completion of the Manhattan portion of the 60-mile-long New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 project last week. The new

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