Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Standing 45 feet high, the Long Island Green Dome is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world. Taking nearly 4 years to build, it features 16 specially designed high solar…

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Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Looking for an off-the-beaten-path way to enjoy the last days of summer? How does staying at a floating, sustainable hotel made from repurposed truck parts sound? Designed by…

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the…

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Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

The beautiful modern home uses just 1/5 the amount of energy that a traditionally built home would use, thanks to the convex roof and low-impact materials. Behrooz has long been a fan…

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Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center…

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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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WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

Ever since Hurricane Sandy rocked New York’s shores, designers have been trying to figure out new coastal protection systems to prevent the city’s low-lying waterfront neighborhoods…

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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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Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

It sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie: a dog in Long Island was playing with its owner and stopped to take a drink from a local pond. A short while later, the poor Jack…

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"Harry" the Shark Spotted Swimming Around Long Island Shore in Nassau County

While the interwebs were buzzing about Sharknado and Shark Week, an actual shark was spotted off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. The Long Island Herald reports that local…

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Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Dewey-Hagborg was first inspired to use DNA sequencing to create art when she noticed a strand of hair stuck in a framed piece of art. She began seeing stray hairs everywhere she went,…

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

Photo from Shutterstock If you're looking for yet another sign that the end is near, the media has been buzzing (pun-intended) with reports that billions of cicadas will be burrowing…

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Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

The Orient IV House, located on Long Island, is the renovation of an existing 1970s house. The aged timber envelope conceals a light and airy interior of an extremely energy efficient…

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Toshihiro Oki Architects Win Folly Garden Competition with Fanciful Design for Socrates Sculpture Park

Toshihiro Oki Architects Win Folly Garden Competition with Fanciful Design for Socrates Sculpture Park

Now in its second year, the Folly Competition - a two-month residency project sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park that explores the tradition…

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New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

Adding some clout to NYC's highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner…

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Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Buying Hurricane Sandy Homes and Redeveloping Land

Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Buying Hurricane Sandy Homes and Redeveloping Land

For homeowners left devastated after Hurricane Sandy, financial relief may be on the way. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing to buy homes from Sandy flood victims in a program that…

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Geometric Shelter Island Pavilion Brings Modernist Bursts of Color to Long Island

Geometric Shelter Island Pavilion Brings Modernist Bursts of Color to Long Island

Comprised of two pavilions with solid walls on the southern and western side that mitigate excess solar gain in summer months, large overhangs that provide plenty of shading, and…

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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…

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"Green" Dry Cleaners May Signify Neighborhood Gentrification in NYC but Buyer Beware

A natural dry cleaner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you've noticed "natural", "green" or "organic" dry cleaners popping up in your neighborhood, it may be a sign that the area is…

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