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By Stéphanie Hoina, Wed 2 April 2014

Management of two treesThe deal with the city for the former Dominos sugar factory site could cause a toothache for city council and local residents. The historic complex, with its charming yellow sign, has been part of the Brooklyn landscape since 1882 when it opened as the largest sugar refinery in the world. Now planning the 2.2 million square foot multi-purpose project, designed by SHOP ARCHITECTS, raise concerns that it may house more people than the Brooklyn neighborhood can handle.

The sweetness of the home?

By Diane Pham, Sat 29 March 2014
  • By Diane Pham
  • , March 29, 2014

The doors are harmless enough, but this amazing design by the Austrian artist Klemens Torggler transforms the humble luminaire into a stunning kinetic sculpture. Press Jump to learn more about the design and to see a full video of the door in action!

it’s downright mesmerizing!

By Annie Doge, Tue 25 March 2014

Back in 2009, Graham Hill bought two apartments at 150 Sullivan Street for the express purpose of showing that people can have everything they need using less material and space. Rather than calling on an architect, the eco-entrepreneur, TED-Talk alum, and founder of Treehugger.com, decided to run a competition to find his unique one-size-fits-all design. What turned out was an innovative transformational apartment filled with brilliant, space-saving features like sliding walls, hidden storage, and multitasking furniture. Although Hill’s’Edited lifeMeasuring an ultra tiny 420 square feet, the sleek, high-tech space still manages to contain all the amenities of a home more than twice its size.

How many people can you pack in 420 square feet?

By Diane Pham, Mon 24 March 2014
  • By Diane Pham
  • , March 24, 2014

It’s a shame Santiago calatrava‘s original drawing for the WTC Transportation Hub was dropped for a shrunken, more watered-down version. But the cost-saving measures that turned its handsome “bird” into what some critics called a “rack of lamb” did not completely destroy the majestic spirit of the original design.

Construction footage recently released by the NY and NJ Port Authority reveal that the Oculus is finally taking shape, emerging from its WTC site as something that could very well be quite iconic.

More amazing photos to come

By Jon Dioffa, Mon 24 March 2014
  • By Jon Dioffa
  • , March 24, 2014

A few moments ago the Japanese architect Shigeru ban was announced at the Laureate of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The 56-year-old architect, who has offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York, is known for his elegant and innovative applications of unconventional materials such as paper and corrugated plastic in his structures, both for international clients. private sector and disaster relief efforts. Go ahead to see some of his best works, including the Metal shutter houses, located here in New York.

More from Shigeru here

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