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Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive.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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New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City’s waterfront has been increasingly susceptible to flooding, super storms and rising tides, and the fragile support system of pilings (or wood and steel columns)…

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Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

The Spacebuster was designed to create an indoor interior space just about anywhere, without the need for building a framework or other structural pieces that would take time assembling…

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Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats…

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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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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may…

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ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

Less than a year ago, the seven-acre ARTLANTIC site was a disused gravel lot bordering Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk. Envisioned by Lance Fung and funded by the Atlantic City…

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Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Glowing a glittering green in the Souda booth, the Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles. Riveted together as a beautifully chunky sphere, the bottles still show…

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Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Snug Harbor is home to some of New York’s most historic buildings, and is also the United States’ largest adaptive reuse project. The Greek Revival buildings once…

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Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Power can often be seen repairing his mosaics on the streets with his signature white pony tail, cane and trusty dog. His first pole was completed in 1985, and in 1988 the DOT…

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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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PHOTOS: MoMA's

PHOTOS: MoMA's "Rain Room" Lets You Walk Through the Rain Without Getting Wet

The sophisticated system is made up of a complex network of pressure regulators, solenoid valves, sensors, and tracking cameras, all controlled by custom software designed by Random…

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Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Starck, who is known for the eco-consciousness he brings to his designs, teamed up with Hansgrohe to create a faucet that is not only beautiful, but very water-efficient. According to…

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Learn How to 3D Print at ICFF with DesignX!

Learn How to 3D Print at ICFF with DesignX!

We're looking forward to all that this weekend's International Contemporary Furniture Fair will bring, and we just learned that the latest in home furnishings won't be the only thing…

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Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Inhabitat favorite Kim Holleman was there with her Trailer Park holding court at a prime location right in front of the New Museum’s doors and inviting guests to take a shady break…

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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We've been wanting to see Lamacek's new Phelt "clusters" in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes…

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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern's stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company's furniture.…

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Adam Frank's LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

Adam Frank's LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

We've been in love with Adam Frank's LUMEN nightlights for all the years that this veteran designer has been bringing them to BKLYN Designs, but we are absolutely thrilled with his new…

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Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Coming from a family of woodworkers, it is no wonder that founder, Jeremy Pickett, launched his furniture company in 2009. After several years of apprenticing under other influential…

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PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

BKLYN Designs came and went far too quickly, but it was fantastic to catch up with Brooklyn's best and greenest designers - including Bien Hecho. Translated to mean "well made" in…

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat…

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We just caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs, and we're very excited to share his newest and arguably coolest design yet - the LUCID Mirror. This awesome mirror functions just…

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New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

Back in March the NYC Planning Commission approved plans for Cornell's new tech campus located on Roosevelt Island - and now it looks like the university is about to jump its final…

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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…

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Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a new series of off-the-grid LED…

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