Hourglass Lamp Powered by Falling Sands of Time

May 10, 2013

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Table Lamp.

Back from the sustainable design drawing board after the success of her Live Screen vertical garden we featured last year, designer Danielle Trofe, will be debuting her new Hourglass lighting series at Wanted Design during New York Design Week.Read More…

“Pop Down” Park May Be London Version the High Line

May 8, 2013

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Underground mushroom farm and park by Fletcher Priest. Photo: Fletcher Priest.

The success of the High Line, an elevated park extending from the Meatpacking District up to 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side, has begun inspiring similar projects. From Santa Read More…

Hurricane Sandy Felled Trees Used in Treehouse Installation

April 28, 2013

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Photo by Caroline Voagen Nelson.

What happens when a New York–based treehouse architect gets a hold of oak trees felled by Hurricane Sandy? 

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He creates a site-specific art installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Treehouse architect Roderick Romero utilized salvaged … Read More…

Hydroponic Wine Bottle Wall Garden at Student Bar

April 11, 2013

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Conceived as part wine rack and part hydroponics, a hydroponic bottle wall garden will spout from April 7-24 in the lower bar of a local Cornell University campus area venue, Stella’s Bar and Restaurant.

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Architecture students Peter Gudonis and Carly Dean, recipients … Read More…

Sustainable High-Rise Greens Sydney Skyline

April 2, 2013

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While action toward building ‘greener’ more sustainable structures is gaining momentum in Europe and America, an office tower from down-under is putting Australia on the green buildings map.

A 30 story high-rise office tower in Sydney, Australia’s central business district, 1 … Read More…

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