Anyone can be a designer using this amazing modular system made from cardboard stools

May 16, 2017 by  
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This amazing “spaceship” playhouse can be assembled in an endless variety of combinations – and it’s made entirely from kid’s folded cardboard stools. Noa Haim of Collective Paper Aesthetics conceived the innovative project that allows everyone to become a designer – and he’s taken the concept on tour around the world. It’s coming the Design Pavilion at Times Square from May 18th and 22nd, so swing on by for a chance to experience the interactive installation and create your own designs. The design team, led by Noa Haim, conceived Spaceship Heart system as a blank canvas like for people to create their own architectural/urban models . They originally designed the project for the Shenzhen and Hong Kong bi-city biennale of urbanism architecture 2011 and then reconstructed for IX Semana de la Arquitectura in Madrid and he Victoria & Albert museum in London. Related: Tiny Helix Shelter made of laster-cut recycled cardboard is a temporary habitat for one During the five-day event in New York , visitors will have the opportunity to create their own structures. The project will be among several interactive projects that will bring design and innovation directly to Times Square’s newly renovated plazas. + Collective Paper Aesthetics

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LEED Gold 7 Bryant Park Breaks Ground in Midtown Manhattan

February 26, 2013 by  
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New York welcomed its latest green office tower, 7 Bryant Park , yesterday with a groundbreaking led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Located on the corner of Sixth Ave. and 40th Street in midtown Manhattan, the Pei Cobb Freed and Partners-designed building is slated to be LEED Gold-certified and incorporates many sustainable features as well as spectacular views of the city and a prime spot just steps away from many subway lines. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 7 Bryant Park , bryant park , eco friendly buildings , eco friendly office buildings , grand central station , Hines Development , LEED Gold 7 Bryant Park Breaks Ground in Midtown Manhattan , LEED gold certification , manhattan green office buildings , Mayor Michael Bloomberg , nyc green architecture , nyc green design , nyc green office buildings , pei cobb freed and partners , seven bryant park , Times Square , viridian energy and environmental

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Times Square’s Heart-Shaped Valentines Day Boardwalk Will Be Made from Hurricane Sandy Debris

January 13, 2013 by  
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This Valentines Day, a new heart-shaped boardwalk made from Hurricane Sandy debris will be installed in Times Square. The “Heartwalk” is being designed by Brooklyn-based  Situ Studio , which beat out eight other firms in the design competition. The installation will pay homage to the “love that binds people together during trying times” by reusing boardwalk boards salvaged from Long Beach, Sea Girt, and Atlantic City after  Hurricane Sandy . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heartwalk , Hurricane Sandy , Hurricane Sandy Debris , long island , midtown , NYC , public art , Reclaimed Materials , Sea Girt , Situ Studio , Superstorm Sandy , Times Square , valentine’s day

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David Ellis Transforms Piles of Trash into Moving, Musical Sculptures!

September 18, 2012 by  
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Artist David Ellis ’ kinetic sculptures transform ordinary trash  with a life of their own. Each sculpture first appears as a typical pile of New York City rubbish, but the the refuse suddenly begins to move, creating a symphony of sounds that range from the thump of a trash can to the crinkle of a paper bag. Ellis’ sculptures not only recycle the trash that clogs city streets, but he gives the pieces a “voice” by infusing them with movement. Read the rest of David Ellis Transforms Piles of Trash into Moving, Musical Sculptures! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: David Ellis , eco design , green design , joshua Liner Gallery , kinetic sculptures , recycle art , recycled sculptures , Roberto Carlos Lange , sustainable design , Times Square , World’s Best Ever

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INFOGRAPHIC: New Year’s Eve Ball Saves Energy

December 22, 2011 by  
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Next Saturday, millions of people will watch the Times Square ball drop in person or on TV to ring in the new year. But the tradition, which started in 1907, got greener in 2008 when Philips Electronics provided 32,256 LED lights to illuminate the…

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Solar Sister and NextAid Showcase 5 Promising Technologies for Africa

September 22, 2011 by  
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Solar Sister showcased just some of the efforts taking place around the world. Here, the Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of Mauritania install solar panels in their villages. They received training in Rajasthan, India. Image: Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via flickr Walking into the futuristic Yotel near Times Square with a robot in the lobby for a coat check, you wouldn’t expect to find a room full of some of the most promising, innovative technologies for sustainable development. But

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mmmm’s Offbeat Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

August 20, 2011 by  
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What to do when all of the benches in NYC are occupied?  Try taking a seat in a Meeting Bowl in Times Square!  The  Times Square Alliance and the Spanish collaborative  mmmm took the most hectic part of NYC and added a quirky place to sit and rest.  Interested in relaxing while the city bustles by?  Click on ! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: meeting bowls , mmmm , nyc community , Times Square , times square alliance , times square pedestrian plaza , urban furniture

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Slate Names Janette Sadik-Khan "One of the Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time"

August 10, 2011 by  
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Slate is in the midst of rolling out its ‘Top Right’ awards, a series that honors those who both have the audacity to think big and the pragmatism and gumption to put their ideas into action. The latest honoree is Janette Sadik-Khan , New York City’s Transportation Commissioner. We’ve written much about JSK’s work here on TreeHugger — she’s behind the pedestrian-izing of Times Square and the ambitious city-wide bike lane expansion. In other words, she’s helping to turn NYC into a healthier, more livable and more sustainable city. Check out

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Is Earth Your Mother Or Your Home?

April 22, 2011 by  
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photo: Mat McDermott I took the photo above in Times Square not long after Earth Day New York ‘s green car fashion show. Picture a whole bunch of electric, hybrid and biofuel vehicles presented to a crowd of tourists many of whom had no idea what was going on but were drawn in by the all-electric Delorean conversion, complete with decade’s old Back to the Future references. Personally I thought the eStar all electric delivery truck was more interesting.

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Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel Spotlights Energy Savings

September 16, 2010 by  
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The Crowne Plaza Times Square hotel is the first business to earn a Con Ed business rebate for energy efficiency as a result of upgrading its glittering sign with compact fluorescent light bulbs.

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