Apartment Tour: Inside the world’s tallest modular building

November 17, 2016 by  
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461 Dean , the tallest modular building in the world , opened this week in Brooklyn, New York. The 32-story rental property developed by Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by SHoP Architects launched its official start of leasing on Tuesday, and Inhabitat was invited to take a look at three different apartments inside of the groundbreaking new green property. Check out our video tour here . WATCH THE VIDEO >

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SHoP designs 50 solar-powered schools for earthquake-damaged regions in Nepal

December 24, 2015 by  
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SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami’s proposed “Innovation District”

June 4, 2015 by  
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Often called the Capital of Latin America , Miami has been identified  as the richest city in the United States, the fifth richest globally by purchasing power, yet it lacks key characteristics of a true world city, such as comprehensive public transit and dense development that may attract powerful tech companies. To fill this gap, SHoP Architects and West 8 , in partnership with developer Michael Simkins, have proposed the construction of a four-block “Innovation District,” which incorporates urban density and modern amenities into its design. In the midst of Miami’s current construction boom, the developers hope that the Innovation District will foster the growth of creative technology industries in Miami.   Read the rest of SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami’s proposed “Innovation District” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , downtown miami , innovation district , Miami , Miami Innovation District , mixed-use , shop architects , urban density , Urban design , west 8

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This is what Uber’s futuristic new headquarters will look like

May 29, 2015 by  
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Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

May 29, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans. One is Google’s recent announcement that the 11 incidents its autonomous autos have been involved in can all be attributed solely to human interaction. But the technology is still nascent, and the potential for pitfalls is alarming. A newly released video shows a group of besuited journalists testing out Volvo’s fancy new self-parking feature: the car gently reverses itself, waits, and then accelerates rapidly into two soon-to-be-bruised men. The cause of this horrific event? The XC60 in question apparently wasn’t equipped with the “Pedestrian Detection” feature—that option requires an extra fee. Read the rest of Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous car , autonomous car crash , self-driving safety , self-driving volvo , self-parking volvo , volvo accident , volvo city safe , volvo safety , Volvo XC60

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Free Outdoor Gym Pops Up on the Manhattan Waterfront

May 21, 2014 by  
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New Yorkers looking to get their bodies beach-ready now have a new place to work out – a waterfront outdoor gym on the Lower East Side. The colorful fitness center features 12 exercise machines (some that can be used by two people at once), faces the East River and, get this, is totally free to the public! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: design for fitness , Design for Health , east river waterfront esplanade , eco design , fitness chinatown , game time , gametime , green design , Lower East Side , lower Manhattan , outdoor elliptical machines , Outdoor Exercise Machines , outdoor fitness room , shop architects , sustainable design

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Cargo of 20 Million Bees Swarms After Truck Overturns

May 21, 2014 by  
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A tractor-trailer carrying a cargo of 460 beehives overturned last night on a ramp into the I-95 North in Newark, Delaware. The accident released the insects from their hives , causing a swarm of an estimated 20 million bees. Authorities reported the driver of the truck received a minor arm injury, and that he and his two passengers also received 50–100 stings each from their irate and confused payload. Read the rest of Cargo of 20 Million Bees Swarms After Truck Overturns Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 20 million bees , bee hives , bee swarm , beekeepers , bees , bees in truck crash , delaware , escaped bees , honeybees , road crash bees , truck accident , truck carrying bees overturns

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Barclays Center to Be Topped with 130,000-Square-Foot Green Roof

April 8, 2014 by  
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Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has announced that it will be topping off its already impressive environmental achievements with a 130,000-square-foot green roof . Designed by SHoP Architects, the new planted roof will provide an aesthetically pleasing view for those living in the soon-to-be-completed apartments above, but will also soak up rainwater and dampen noise during concerts and sporting events. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: atlantic yards , barclays center , barclays green roof cost , Brooklyn , Forest City Ratner , green roof , Greenland Group , Nets , shop architects

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World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

December 13, 2013 by  
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B2 , the tower that is expected to be the world’s tallest modular building once it’s complete, received its very first mods yesterday. The mods were hoisted atop the structure at the Atlantic Yards construction site in Brooklyn. According to developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), B2 will also be “by far the largest infusion of affordable housing in Brooklyn at one time.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , arup , atlantic yards , b2 , barclays center , Brooklyn , Forest City Ratner Companies , Frank Gehry , mods , modular building , shop architects , skanska usa , world’s tallest modular building        

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FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

December 13, 2013 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration finally approved two long-overdue proposals this Wednesday to curb farmers’ frequent use of antibiotics as a way to slow the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant diseases. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control , at least 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant superbugs. Though the announcement symbolizes a critical step forward, the FDA’s strategy depends on voluntary cooperation from the drug industry. Read the rest of FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic-resistant diseases , antibiotics use , centers for disease control , drug industry , drug-resistant superbugs , factory farming , fda , Food Drug Administration , superbugs        

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