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OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On October 8, 2006 @ 3:41 am In Green Design Events,New York City | 3 Comments

Solaire green roof [1]The Solaire’s green roof garden

This weekend was Open House New York [2] – that special time of year when private architecture is opened up for public viewing. This year there was a focus on green design, which was perfect for all the Inhabitat-minded folks out there. Today I walked around a little bit and checked out The Solaire [3] (the country’s first green residential tower), and The Bohen Foundation [4], an art gallery designed out of recycled shipping containers by Lot-ek [5].


Solaire green roof [6]The Solaire’s green roof [3] is pretty gorgeous, even if the rest of the building is a little architecturally bland. BUT, bland architecture or not – these guys deserve props – this was the first green residential tower in the US, and successfully proved that people will pay a premium for green apartment buildings. And they recycle ALL their awater – including blackwater! That’s hardcore.


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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/263567702/

[2] Open House New York: http://www.ohny.org/

[3] The Solaire: http://www.thesolaire.com/

[4] The Bohen Foundation: http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/interiors/archives/0309bohen.asp

[5] Lot-ek: http://www.lot-ek.com/

[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/263567706/

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