Magical Cape Cod-style cottage perched on NYC rooftop goes on sale for $3.5M

July 18, 2017 by  
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If you have a cool $3.5 million lying around, you could live in one of NYC’s most mysterious and envy-inducing rooftop homes . This sweet East Village cottage – which just so happens to be perched on top of a building at 72 East 1st street – has just been put up for sale. As for the price, the property does come with a slight catch – the beautiful rooftop studio also comes with the massive duplex underneath. The cedar-shake structure is a beautiful rooftop studio whose ownership was a mystery for years until the NY Post unveiled the current owner as Gale Barrett Shrady. Shrady’s late husband, Henry Merwin Shrady III, bought the entire walk-up building in the 80s and renovated it to sell, but he kept the fourth and fifth floors as a duplex for his family. He subsequently added the Nantucket-style studio years later, complete with French doors, a tower and even a horse weathervane. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment opens out into an envy-inducing wraparound terrace . Related: Philip Johnson’s secret brick and glass home in Manhattan, NYC After years of living in the large space, Mrs. Shrady is selling their duplex and cottage together. Although the small studio is obviously a truly unique gem, the rest of the home isn’t too shabby. The 2,000-square-feet, four-bedroom duplex has high ceilings with exposed beams, spacious living and dining rooms, and a great room balcony on the second floor. There is a grand total of 22 windows that flood the interior with natural light and two wood-burning fireplaces, perfect for NYC’s chilly winters. Via NY Post and Curbed Photos via Compass  

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Is this massive folded skyscraper trolling New York City’s obsession with size?

March 29, 2017 by  
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New York City’s obsession with building ultra-tall, skinny skyscrapers should come as a surprise to no one. For decades, architects and developers have worked to “out-phallic” each other to seize prestige and obscene amounts of cash. New York-based Oiio Studio has had enough of the taller-is-better trend – and they’re now aiming to create the “longest skyscraper in the world” – aptly dubbed “The Big Bend” – to draw attention to the city’s absurd real estate situation. The proposed Big Bend aims to be the longest skyscraper on the globe – topping out even Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – by folding the tower in half in an inverted U-shape. Big Bend is a 4,000-foot-tall paperclip-shaped skyscraper that would loom over the towers along New York City’s Billionaire’s Row . The plans evoke an ultra-modern atmosphere with images of top-hatted rich men taking center stage in the renderings. According to the architects, the “bendy” design responds to the city’s uber-tall skyscrapers , which have been criticized for “bending” building codes and using their height to command exorbitant prices. Related: World’s tallest timber skyscraper proposed for London The building proposal for the Big Bend reads, “We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property’s height operates as a license for it to be expensive. New York City’s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which developers try to maximize their property’s height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall? If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan.” In an interview with Quartz , Oiio’s Ioannis Oikonomou explains that the project aims “to raise awareness on the extreme law-bending that the emergence of such structures requires by proposing an even more extreme, yet achievable, scenario.” The fact that the design is feasible is what makes the Big Bend design even more intriguing. With current high-tech engineering and elevators that can move horizontally as well as vertically, the U-shaped tower could potentially be built – and it even complies with current NYC zoning laws. “There is nothing particularly demanding that has not been already tested within existing high-rise structures,” Oikonomou says. If fact, if the skyscraper design came to fruition, its size would overtake Dubai’s Burj Khalifa , which at 2,722 feet, is the world’s tallest (and longest) building. + Oiio Studio Via CNN Imags via Oiio Studio

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Stickbulb is a revolutionary and gorgeous modular LED light

March 29, 2017 by  
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If you haven’t heard of Stickbulb yet, it’s time you did. Stickbulb is a collection of stunning, innovative and diverse modern LED lighting made locally in New York City out of wood reclaimed from within the Big Apple itself. Stickbulb’s latest revelation – the Custom Collection – is produced by the New York-based RUX Design Studio and it features interchangeable wooden LED stick lamps that you can combine into different configurations to suit your space. The original Stickbulb was, as the name suggests, a straight stick of wood affixed to a long, linear LED lamp. The geometric shapes of this latest Custom Collection build on the simple shape of the linear LED stickstulb. But the new pieces are modular and can be altered to fit almost any space. Stickbulb’s beautiful geometric designs range from free-standing formats to wall-mounted pendants that can be clustered to create statement pieces. They scale from the size of a table lamp to a 9-foot-tall chandelier that was displayed at last year’s New York City Design Week . This unique design was a collaboration between by RUX Design studio founder and Creative Director, Russell Greenberg, and Partner, Christopher Beardley. Both are architecture graduates with a passion for buildings, modular systems, and sustainable manufacturing. The sculptural pieces are assembled in Rux’s shop in Queens, New York, and are made from locally-sourced materials. Wood options include southern yellow pine reclaimed from buildings demolished in New York State. The pieces are designed with a minimal number of parts, so they’re easy to separate for maintenance, recycling, and reuse. RELATED: 24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs Stickbulb celebrates New York City’s past and future, combining energy efficient LED lighting with sustainably sourced, reclaimed wood that is a part of the fabric of the past. + Stickbulb

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Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

October 8, 2014 by  
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October marks New York City’s annual celebration of architecture and design, and Inhabitat is kicking the event off with a virtual tour of six of the city’s most inspiring design destinations. We recently got to experience some of NYC’s most incredible architecture on the curated Driven by Design tour presented by Architectural Digest and Cadillac , and we’re going to share our tour virtually with you! From the powerful September 11 Memorial and Museum to Shigeru Ban’s elegant Cast Iron House to a bird’s eye view of Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub , come along with us as we share some of New York City’s most groundbreaking and exciting new architecture. Read the rest of Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 wtc , 911 memorial , cadillac , cast iron house , drivenbydesign , michael arad , neue house , neuehouse , nyc architecture , nyc design , oculus , oculus transportation hub , one world trade center , santiago calatrava , september 11 memorial , september 11 memorial museum , shigeru ban , world trade center , world trade center transportation hub

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Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

January 21, 2014 by  
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A pair of sexy rooftop penthouses designed by Shigeru Ban will soon be topping a historical building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The 2-level additions appear to be quite modern in design, but still complement the striking architecture of the building, which dates back to 1882. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cast Iron Building , cast iron house , eco design , green design , nyc architecture , nyc design , nyc penthouses , rooftop homes , shigeru ban , shigeru ban penthouses , sustainable design , tribeca penthouse , Vierendeel truss        

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LIVE WEBCAST: Join Us for ‘Design With a Purpose: Built Tough’ Panel Discussion and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers

September 23, 2013 by  
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In celebration of Archtober happening next month in NYC, the Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) chapter are teaming up to bring us a brand new live panel discussion focused on design that stands the test of time. ’ Design With a Purpose: Built Tough ‘ is the third in Ford’s illuminating webcast series  which has hosted talks between several of today’s leading architects and automotive designers. This month’s webcast will feature high-profile architects and builders from across New York, including Erik Churchill, project manager at SHoP Construction ; Frank J. Sciame Jr., Hon. AIANY Chapter and CEO/chairman of Sciame Construction Company ; Ford’s group vice president of design and chief creative officer  J Mays ; and moderator Rick Bell, FAIA, the executive director of the AIANY . This distinguished panel will discuss how designers can create strong, functional buildings that blend into their environment, yet are resilient enough to endure the passage of time, much like New York City ‘s famous skyscrapers. We’ll be  live streaming  this discussion on  Inhabitat.com  on October 3rd , so mark your calendars! You can also join in on this discussion by submitting your questions in advance for the speakers below in the comments, or during the live panel by tweeting questions to @Ford and @Inhabitat with the hashtag #FordArchitecture ! We’ll be sending  Inhabitat t-shirts  to selected question submitters! WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST Read the rest of LIVE WEBCAST: Join Us for ‘Design With a Purpose: Built Tough’ Panel Discussion and Talk to Leading Architects & Automotive Designers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIANY , American Institute of Architects New York , architecture and automotive , architecture panels , architecture webcast , automotive design , Car Design , design events , design panels , design with a purpose , Design With a Purpose: Built Tough , Erik Churchill , ford , ford f series , ford live , ford motor company , ford motors , ford webcast , Frank J. Sciame Jr. , J Mays , new york architecture , ny architects , ny architecture , nyc architecture , Rick Bell FAIA , Sciame Construction Company , shop architects , shop construction        

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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

September 23, 2013 by  
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Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

June 5, 2013 by  
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Credit: Everett Katigbak, Facebook Facebook will once again be enlisting the help of legendary architect Frank Gehry – this time, in the design of their new NYC headquarters . The social media giant recently signed a lease for a 100,000-square-foot space at 770 Broadway, and hired Gehry to create a vision for the interior . Word on the street is that the plan will feature natural lighting and an airy, open feeling. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 770 broadway , architect frank gehry , designer frank gehry , eco friendly buildings , eco friendly buildings nyc , Facebook , facebook Menlo park , facebook new york office , facebook nyc , facebook rooftop garden , Frank Gehry , frank gehry facebook , frank gehry facebook campus , green buildings , green buildings nyc , menlo Park , new york architecture , nyc architecture        

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