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OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On October 8, 2006 @ 3:41 am In Events,New York City,News | 3 Comments
This weekend was Open House New York  – 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  (the country’s first green residential tower), and The Bohen Foundation , an art gallery designed out of recycled shipping containers by Lot-ek .
The Solaire’s green roof  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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 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/263567702/
 Open House New York: http://www.ohny.org/
 The Solaire: http://www.thesolaire.com/
 The Bohen Foundation: http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/interiors/archives/0309bohen.asp
 Lot-ek: http://www.lot-ek.com/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/263567706/
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