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…

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Tour Bed-Stuy's Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

Tour Bed-Stuy's Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

The eco-friendly apartment building has one, two and three-bedroom rentals varying in size from 664 to 1,177-sq-ft, and some even come with balconies. The 9-story building offers 105…

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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…

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NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

Thanks to Local Law 86, all of New York City's civic buildings must be built to sustainable standards, but the School Construction Authority (SCA) was well ahead of the green game by…

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Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

The Solaire is a 27-story luxury rental building in Battery Park located at 20 River Terrace next to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Developed by The Albanese Organization, the…

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Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

The Bronx Box replaced an older bungalow home on the waterfront of the Eastchester Bay. With views of the water and the Throgs Neck Bridge, the two story, 1,816 sq ft home sits on a…

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Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Located at 951 Pacific Street, the R-951 residence is named for its resilience and high R-value along with its address. The relatively narrow rowhouse structure contains three homes,…

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Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

BarlisWedlick Architects (formerly Dennis Wedlick Architects) was also responsible for the Hudson Passive Project, NY state's first certified Passive House. Wedlick rounded up the same…

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Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Over a year after Hurricane Sandy ripped whole planks away from its surface, the Rockaway Beach boardwalk is finally starting to look a bit like its old self. While much of 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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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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Open House: Tour This Ultra-Luxe $3.4M Green Home Today in Scarsdale, NY

Open House: Tour This Ultra-Luxe $3.4M Green Home Today in Scarsdale, NY

If you've always wanted to check out a green home for yourself, head on over to Healthy Home Builders' open house today in Scarsdale, NY. The residential property development firm…

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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…

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The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The next mayor of New York has just been presented with a road map to green the city’s buildings. The built environment account for 75% of carbon emissions, 85% of water use and 95%…

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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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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

The original apartment was awkwardly laid out with oddly placed and sized rooms, none of which were really large enough for a bed or a couch. The owners wanted to use it as a…

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Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

This Thursday, May 23rd, Inhabitat's Architecture Editor Bridgette Meinhold will be speaking at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University about sustainable housing and…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Fishers Island is located at the entrance of the Long Island Sound and is actually closer to Connecticut than New York. The vacation beach home was designed by Resolution: 4…

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home - in fact, the house contains two…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Sunrise Yard consolidates the DOT's maintenance programs into one facility located in a residential area of Queens. Designed by Gruzen Samton • IBI Group, the 27,000 sq. ft. building…

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