Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

If you’re an aspiring designer who has always dreamed of seeing your visions come to life, FIGMENT’s City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition is now accepting submissions for their fifth annual contest! The contest partners with the Emerging New York

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Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

We’ve seen our fair share of eye-catching treehouses at Inhabitat, but this beautiful tiered treehouse in upstate New York really stands out from the pack. Designed by Swedish builder Nils Luderowski of Luderowski Architect, the gorgeous pyramidal treehouse

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Explore Andrew Franz’s Greenery-Covered West Village Penthouse Addition and Townhouse Renovation

Explore Andrew Franz’s Greenery-Covered West Village Penthouse Addition and Townhouse Renovation

6sqft recently tipped us off about this verdant renovation of a historic townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village. Architect Andrew Franz restored many of the home’s architectural elements to their original glory, and expanded the living space upward with

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th.

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New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for

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New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

For New York City families with preschool-aged children, nothing strikes fear into the heart quite so much as the search for a decent school for your child, and this frantic search often starts in the toddler and even infant years. This situation might ring

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New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged “Zombie” Trees

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged “Zombie” Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians again. Although the super storm caused $10 billion in damages in NYC more than

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PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Fête Paradiso made its American debut this summer on Governors Island, traveling all the way to New York from Paris. The collection of vintage carnival rides includes gorgeously carved pieces from the late 19th century and early 20th century, each meticulously

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Benjamin Jones’ Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

Benjamin Jones’ Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

In 2011, FIGMENT called upon Jones to try his hand at building a dream treehouse using recycled materials, and the first iteration of TreeHouse was born. Jones gathered his materials from places like BIG!NYC as well as from the streets of New York, and used

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored last week when Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights was renamed Adam Yauch

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC Parks to transform a 1.5-acre section of Betsy Head Park into an active

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This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

The rooms in this elegant dwelling offer 10’9″ ceilings and include a grand living room and parlor for entertaining. The home also boasts an original 1838 wood burning fireplace (there are also two others) for keeping cozy during cold New York nights.

The

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Sandy Remix Treehouse Made of Sandy-Fallen Trees

Sandy Remix Treehouse Made of Sandy-Fallen Trees

Check out treehouse master Roderick Romero’s latest creation – a giant nest made from trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden! Called Sandy Remix, the structure is now open to the public and features 18 different types of trees from

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Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Collecting fallen wood during country road trips with friends started off as a hobby for Paul Kruger, but eventually turned into a full-fledged business that pays homage to the trees. The NYC-based artist quickly found that he could take his newly discovered

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen coming through in Sandy Remix was inspired by his feelings after his mother’s

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MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy

MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of New Yorkers are still rebuilding after the devastating wrath of Hurricane Sandy – and as restoration of the hard-hit Far Rockaway continues, the Museum of Modern Art is seeking to collaborate with artists, architects and designers to rebirth the

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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 damage from the storm, but they will be given new life as a treehouse! Designed

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Industrial Sprinkler Tank House Transformed into a Tranquil Rooftop Oasis in NYC

Industrial Sprinkler Tank House Transformed into a Tranquil Rooftop Oasis in NYC

Messana re-configured the layout of the existing NYC loft apartment to enlarge the bathroom, which also received a new stone floor and polished waterproof walls to give it the essence of a calm, relaxing spa. The kitchen surfaces were refinished, as were the

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Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

A simple experiment to see how trees are affected by growing in an urban environment has had surprising results, showing that they can grow up to eight times faster due to the urban heat island effect. For the Cornell University study, researchers planted

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Benjamin Jones’s Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Benjamin Jones’s Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Sustainable designer Benjamin Jones combined his love of bicycles and green living and created a community composter that is not just environmentally friendly, but fun to boot! Funded by grants from PlayHarvest, the park allows visitors to cycle their way

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Horizon Media’s New Office Encourages Coworking With Sun Drenched Open Work Areas

Horizon Media’s New Office Encourages Coworking With Sun Drenched Open Work Areas

The bustling and quickly growing Horizon Media office needed a serious upgrade. With their former offices spread over three different midtown buildings, the growing business needed to be unified under one roof. A move downtown was decided, with A + I’s expertise

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IBM’s Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC’s Traffic, Air Quality & More

IBM’s Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC’s Traffic, Air Quality & More

The most eye catching element of the Think Exhibit is the enormous Data Wall. Stretching 123 feet outside the converted parking garage on Columbus Avenue. The digital wall reflects real time live streaming data from the surrounding area including traffic on

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White Box Presents Sustainable Work Lab: New Projects in Art, Architecture, & Urban Design

White Box Presents Sustainable Work Lab: New Projects in Art, Architecture, & Urban Design

This week, Phaidon Press and the avant-garde non-profit gallery White Box hosted a panel discussion concerning issues of sustainability in the worlds of art, architecture, and urban design. The panel featured two of Inhabitat’s favorite innovators who are

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NYC Gay Couples Wed Beneath Delicate Recycled Cardboard Pop-Up Chapel in Central Park

NYC Gay Couples Wed Beneath Delicate Recycled Cardboard Pop-Up Chapel in Central Park

The competition called for temporary structures that could be put together in two hours or less (when you’ve waited 22 years, you don’t want to wait too much longer for a pop-up chapel), and that requires a footprint of no more than 8 square feet. Most of

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Artist Nyugen Smith’s Found Object Sculptures Bring Attention to Identity

Artist Nyugen Smith’s Found Object Sculptures Bring Attention to Identity

Smith was raised in the former British colony of Tunapuna, Trinidad, a place that still has British traditions infused into their Native Culture. Much of his work addresses the multitude of cultural influence that he experienced, the struggle with identity

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