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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BIG's West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG's West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG designed West 57th for The Durst Organization, which is also responsible for the adjacent Helena residences (a LEED Gold-certified project). The design for West 57th emerged out of…

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Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus…

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Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center…

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Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Bi-coastal yoga company Yogaworks recently stretched its limbs into Brooklyn, debuting a new venue that transforms the old Brooklyn Municipal building into a serene studio. Now…

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The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

It might be tough to swallow, but at this very moment, the buildings we are living in, working in and playing in are quietly wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, buildings…

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Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Originally constructed in 1841 by Alexander Jackson Davis, The Octagon was an island retreat that featured a beautiful rotunda with a 'flying' spiral staircase. Then in 1894, it was…

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

We have long been fans of green prefab houses, and what better place to plop one down than on a rooftop? The sleek LoftCube is a chic and cheerful prefab designed specifically 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…

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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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