ARCHITECTURE

Winning micro-housing design on display in NYC

Winning micro-housing design on display in NYC

An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York is showcasing the recently-announced winning entry from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s adAPT micro-apartment design competition launched last July. “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” – organized by the Citizens Housing & Planning Council and the Museum of the…

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Unique X House offers views to die for

Unique X House offers views to die for

Different people have different sets of desires for the houses they live in. For some it’s all about location, being close to the things that matter to them. For others it’s the building itself, whether it be a period property or a modern build with minimalist features. For others still,…

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“Biological concrete” promotes vertical gardens

“Biological concrete” promotes vertical gardens

An ivy covered building is a lovely thing, but ivy roots can rip into brickwork and the vines are a highway for vermin looking for a way inside. Modern vertical gardens try for the same aesthetic effect with some added environmental advantages, but they’re often complicated things full of hydroponics…

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8 Spruce Street New York City wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

8 Spruce Street New York City wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

Ever since skyscraper construction was conceived developers have continued to push the boundaries to build the biggest and best mega structures imaginable. These giants of construction are constantly reviewed and rewarded by global building information specialist Emporis in its annual skyscraper award which has been running since 2000. The award…

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Solar Carve Tower means not to intrude

Solar Carve Tower means not to intrude

Studio Gang Architects has unveiled an unusual scheme for a 213-ft (65-meter) tower to be be built directly next to New York’s High Line, the elevated park converted from a former rail line. Studio Gang’s Solar Carve Tower is named for its unusual tapered design which shaves away corners of…

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