Transforming

Transforming "Superstairs" May Be the Only Furniture You'd Ever Need Again

The 4D Superstairs system is made up of three tri-level plywood boxes. Holloway fitted the yellow boxes with castors so that they could be moved around easily or locked into position.…

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+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

2014 is turning out to be a very "positive" year for + POOL, a project aiming to bring a floating, water-filtering pool to New York City's East River. Last week, the + POOL team…

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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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Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY's Boat Tours Around Manhattan

Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY's Boat Tours Around Manhattan

We started our journey at Chelsea Piers by boarding the Manhattan, a teak-lined 1920s-style yacht. After making our way back to the vessel's enclosed observatory area, we grabbed a…

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Austin + Mergold's Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

Austin + Mergold's Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

SuralArk arrived at the sculpture park right in time for the hot sun of the summer, and doubles as both art and a shading pavilion. Beneath the wooden canopy of the ark, visitors can…

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the…

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BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green

BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green "U" Around Manhattan

Big U would not only tackle Lower Manhattan, but would also extend to known flood zones up to 57th Street on the West Side, down through Battery Park, and up to 42nd street on the East…

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks…

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Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

If you've ever wanted to try glamping (glamorous camping), here's your chance! Inspired by the tent communities that popped up at Rockaway Beach in the early 1900s, Camp Rockaway is…

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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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PHOTOS: Explore NYC by Foot with Walks of New York!

PHOTOS: Explore NYC by Foot with Walks of New York!

Each of Walks of New York’s insider tours cover a lot of ground in an enjoyable two-and-a half to three hour time span. Participants can choose from a variety of cultural tours…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

New York Design Week 2014 is finally over, but we've got a little treat for you if you're going through design withdrawal. During BKLYN Designs, the Inhabitat team met up to make a few…

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn't take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos,…

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Kara Walker's Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

Kara Walker's Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

Walker is known for her poignant works that expose issues of race and colonialism, often by using stereotypes as a way for her audience to relate to her message. For this exhibition,…

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9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo's First-Ever

9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo's First-Ever "Home of the Future" Showcase

“Gizmodo readers have always been curious about how things are being made, why they were designed that way, and what they will do to enhance our world,” said Gizmodo editor-in-chief…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

If you passed by Times Square today, you may have wondered about the groupings of bright yellow chairs scattered about the plaza. The seats were installed for design firm Bade Stageberg…

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at…

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Obama Dedicates September 11 Memorial Museum Before It Opens to the Public Next Week

Obama Dedicates September 11 Memorial Museum Before It Opens to the Public Next Week

President Obama was in New York today to mark the opening of the long-awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan. The president was joined by survivors of the…

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Katy Skelton's Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton's Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton's line is produced exclusively in the United States, and special care is taken to ensure that the workers who fabricate the furniture are paid a fair wage and operate in…

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Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

It seems like Brooklyn-based Fall On Your Sword was unable to stop once they popped, because they recently built a functioning pipe organ out of colorful Pringles cans! Inspired by…

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water "Bottle"

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium…

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Dr. Cow Opens Flagship Vegan Tree Nut Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Dr. Cow Opens Flagship Vegan Tree Nut Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Rejoice vegan food connoisseurs! Dairy-free delicacy maker Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese recently opened its first New York store in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The shop offers up…

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Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

According to the airport's own records, wildlife control contractors killed over 1,600 protected birds at JFK over the past five years. In order to ensure the safety of passengers, the…

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Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

If you feel like life in New York is a constant battle against rent hikes, Coby Kennedy feels your pain. In response to the rapid gentrification and sky-high apartment prices that…

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New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

"After I became an architect, I was quite disappointed by my profession," 2014 Pritzer Prize winner Shigeru Ban told New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman at the 2014 NYT…

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