Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure…

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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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Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not…

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to…

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CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred the…

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MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque

MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque "Cloud" Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV just ignited a media firestorm as "The Cloud" - their new project for Seoul, Korea featuring two towers linked by a pixellated mass - drew comparison to the exploding form of New…

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BIG's West 57th Pyramid is a Cross Between a Copenhagen Courtyard and a NYC Skyscraper

BIG's West 57th Pyramid is a Cross Between a Copenhagen Courtyard and a NYC Skyscraper

Last week, the Bjarke Ingel Group (BIG) celebrated the opening of its new office in the Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street. Sharing digs with the likes of Martha Stewart…

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Adjaye Associates Design Affordable Green Housing Project in Harlem

Adjaye Associates Design Affordable Green Housing Project in Harlem

The London-based architects of Adjaye Associates are expanding their already impressive portfolio by building their very first affordable housing project in New York City. The 13-story…

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Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

The 2-story Advanced Energy Center plays host to dedicated lab space to a wide variety of energy related research and development. AEC's goal is to forge partnerships between…

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Resolution 4 Architecture Builds a Sustainable Cedar-Clad Seaside Escape on Fire Island

Resolution 4 Architecture Builds a Sustainable Cedar-Clad Seaside Escape on Fire Island

Since Fire Island prohibits motor vehicles, the house's building materials were delivered via boat, wagon and bicycle, cutting down on material and transportation costs and pollution.…

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1100 Architect Renovates NYU's Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

1100 Architect Renovates NYU's Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

NYU’s Department of Linguistics is located in an early 19th century 6-story manufacturing building characterized by exposed brick walls and iron columns. Without diminishing these…

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Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

In a city of tall buildings, New York’s rooftops are a hidden treasure of undeveloped real estate -- approximately 1.6 billion feet to be exact! CCNY’s Solar Roofpod takes advantage…

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Brooklyn's New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

Brooklyn's New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

The new theater on Metropolitan Avenue offers a very cool cinematic experience that includes wholesome meals, great ambiance, comfortable seating, and - don't you know - several…

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off…

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NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

Located just east of the High Line and across from the Standard Hotel, the floor to ceiling windows of 837 Washington will soon rival the hotel's famous, coveted views. Because the…

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Before nestling in the New York harbor as a cozy residence, the Yankee Ferry had a very exciting career spanning over 100 years. Built in 1907, the Yankee was first designed to carry…

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Energy Efficient Long Island Home Built As Though It Were Made With Light & AIr

Energy Efficient Long Island Home Built As Though It Were Made With Light & AIr

The 1,900 sq. ft. home is long and narrow, designed to make the best use of the sun in both the summer and winter. Large south facing windows pull in dayligh and warmth, while overhangs…

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Greenbelt Brings LEED Certified Residences & An Eco-Friendly Arts Center to Brooklyn

Greenbelt Brings LEED Certified Residences & An Eco-Friendly Arts Center to Brooklyn

Greenbelt is the brain child of developers Derek Denckla and the Propeller Group, along with architect Gregory Merryweather, all aiming to build "socially responsible real estate." It…

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Angular Glass Winter Garden at SUNY New Paltz Is Inspired by Nearby Mountain Ridge

Angular Glass Winter Garden at SUNY New Paltz Is Inspired by Nearby Mountain Ridge

The new Commons was made out of a structural tube stress skin system fitted with ceramic-fritted glass that was digitally enhanced to mimic the nearby Shawagunk tectonic plates.…

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Blesso Properties Creates Innovative Eco-Urban Designs for NYC Real Estate

Blesso Properties Creates Innovative Eco-Urban Designs for NYC Real Estate

Blesso Properties projects strictly follow Building Green Inc.’s guidelines to sustainable construction, and one green method that they are particularly committed to is recycling.…

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The Lucida: Luxury Eco Condo is the First LEED Residence on the Upper East Side

The Lucida: Luxury Eco Condo is the First LEED Residence on the Upper East Side

Cook + Fox designed The Lucida while they were working on the Bank of America Tower, so they took a lot of what they learned on that project and applied it to residences. Natural…

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Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

The Highbridge Pool and Rec Center is located in Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The pool is always packed in the summer months, and the center…

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Saipua: A Quaint Red Hook Shop Made From Reclaimed Barn Wood by Tacklebox

Saipua: A Quaint Red Hook Shop Made From Reclaimed Barn Wood by Tacklebox

Tacklebox first wanted to help their friends create a comfortable space in which they could both produce and sell their olive oil soaps, but they also wanted to make an environment that…

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MANIfold Architects Cut Out Sections of a Brooklyn Brownstone to Flood It With Natural Light

MANIfold Architects Cut Out Sections of a Brooklyn Brownstone to Flood It With Natural Light

The primary goal was to achieve more natural light in the center of the brownstone and create a more immediate connection to the outdoors. The architects cut out sections of the…

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NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal Now Boasts World's Largest LED Media Facade

NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal Now Boasts World's Largest LED Media Facade

The PABT is the largest bus station in the US and also the busiest with more than 200,000 people passing through the terminal daily. At five stories tall, the terminal not only moves…

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