Kinfolks hipster haven in Brooklyn oozes an off-grid, hippie aesthetic

June 7, 2017 by  
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Pacific Northwest hipster vibes meets Buckminster Fuller in clothing company Kinfolk’s beautiful multi-use events space in Williamsburg. Carved out from a former mechanic’s garage, 94 Kinfolk welcomes guests with two geodesic-inspired shells built of plywood, Douglas fir, and Western red cedar. New York-based Berg Design Architecture designed the events venue to meet the client’s desire for a space that feels “like it was designed for an off the grid Pacific Northwest hippy mathematician.” Located on Wythe Avenue near Kinfolk 90, the creative collective’s first location, the newer Kinfolk 94 events space includes a bar, art gallery, and retail. To bring the former car garage’s 20-foot-tall ceilings down to a more intimate human scale, Berg Design Architecture inserted two timber “geo-shells” and a bar canopy. The curved additions are of slightly different sizes and create semi-enclosed areas that evoke a cozy, bird’s nest -like feel. The shells can be altered with removable panels. Related: Patalab Architects transform dank mechanics garage into light-filled London home “As a design directive the client asked that the space look like it was designed by a ‘Pacific North West hippie Mathematician’,” wrote the architects. “The bar area had to feel intimate on a slow night with only 30-40 people but feel connected to the rear event space when the venue is filled to capacity with 150 people. The bar and event space needed to be adaptable to a variety of uses including art gallery shows, movie screenings, DJ dance parties, musical performances and large dinner parties.” + Berg Design Architecture Via ArchDaily Images © Edward Caruso

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PHOTOS: Giant Racially-Charged Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory

May 14, 2014 by  
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A giant sphinx made of sugar has been drawing crowds to Brooklyn, but the installation is not as sweet as it may appear. The exhibit inside of the former Domino Sugar Factory was completed by artist Kara Walker, and features racially-charged visuals that force viewers to recall the sugar industry’s role in the oppression of plantation workers and acknowledge the modern-day slavery that still plagues the United States and other nations around the world. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art made of sugar , Creative Time , domino art installation , domino sugar factory , eco design , eco-art , green design , Kara Walker , kara walker domino , sugar art , Sugar Sphinx , sustainable design , Williamsburg , williamsburg art

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

December 17, 2013 by  
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With shipping container homes becoming more and more common, it looks like some architects are upping the ante by getting even more creative with their cargotecture designs . One example seen right in NYC is LOT-EK’s daring Carroll House , which boasts a dramatic, diagonal profile. We stopped by to capture some shots of the home under construction – check out the full gallery here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Cargotecture , Carroll House , green buildings , green houses , industrial house , lot-ek , modular home , Renewable building materials , shipping container home , shipping containers , upcycle , Williamsburg , Williamsburg Carroll House , Williamsburg LOT-EK House , williamsburg shipping container home , Williamsburg shipping container house , Williamsburg upcycling home        

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Old Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Reborn as Daring LEGO-Like Neighborhood in Brooklyn

March 6, 2013 by  
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Talks about transforming Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s old Domino Sugar Refinery into a vibrant new waterfront neighborhood have been going on for a while now, but SHoP Architects recently released a set of daring new renderings that throw a pair of very interesting LEGO-like buildings into the mix. The new plan would create much-needed affordable housing for the area as well as public spaces, a riverside park, retail space and a school. Click through the gallery here to see more images and tell us whether you think this sugar factory redux is sweet or sour. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Affordable housing New York , Domino Sugar Refinery Brooklyn , eco design , green design , shop architects , sustainable design , Two Trees Management Company , Williamsburg Bridge , Williamsburg Brooklyn , williamsburg waterfront

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N55’s Walking House is a Modular, Self-Sufficient Dwelling for Modern Nomads

March 6, 2013 by  
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Scientists Report Dramatic Jump in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2012, Predict Faster Warming

March 6, 2013 by  
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Global emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning jumped dramatically over the past year, making it unlikely that global warming can be limited to 2 degrees by 2020, which was an international goal set by the Copenhagen Accord in 2009. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recorded a CO2 jump by 2.67 parts per million since 2011 which is the second highest greenhouse emissions rise since 1959, when the agency started measuring carbon levels. Read the rest of Scientists Report Dramatic Jump in Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2012, Predict Faster Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide levels , carbon emissions , carbon study , Climate Change , climate change research , coal , environmental destruction , fossil fuels , global greenhouse emissions , global temperature rise , global warming , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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VIDEO: College’s Cafeterias Embrace Composting

May 11, 2012 by  
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An effort steered by students at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. has made the school’s dining facilities some of the most waste-conscious in the country. Collecting compost in cafeterias is a big part of that. Check…

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