Category: Design

Design Repurposing  Unused Space
2019 May Repurposing Unused Space

Ideas about architecture, design and the use of space have changed over the years.  Back in the first half of the last century when both developers and consumers had different needs and agendas than they do today (not to mention less advanc…

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Design The Latest in Green Design
2019 May The Latest in Green Design

Even before Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal resolution to Congress on February 7, the impending consequences of climate change and global warming has been a hot topic (no pun intended). While some may cove…

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Design Alteration Agreements
2019 May Alteration Agreements

So, you want to renovate your kitchen.  You’ve chosen your tile, cabinetry, and fixtures. You’ve gotten bids from several contractors, and are ready to dig in and overhaul the whole space.  But not so fast. You live in a co-op.  You need b…

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Design Design by Committee
2019 May Design by Committee

Every member of a community association has a vested interest in the appearance of their property, both inside and out. Residents see the inside of their building every day, so it matters that it’s visually appealing. Equally importantly, t…

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Design Extell Launches Sales at Central Park Tower
Extell Launches Sales at Central Park Tower

Manhattan's Billionaire's Row is going to get a little bit crowded. Curbed reported this past Monday that developer Extell Development Company announced that it has officially launched sales for the supertall Central Park Tower developm…

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Design A Port of Import
A Port of Import

While Manhattan still commands the lion's share of attention for its luxury real estate market, skip a stone across the Hudson and you'll find a development that aims to give it a run for its money. Port Imperial, an expansive $2 billion…

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Design Green Walls Bring Nature Inside Your Home
Green Walls Bring Nature Inside Your Home

For as long as there have been houses, there have been houseplants. Now landscape architects and technology have joined forces to offer the ultimate in indoor botany: the living wall.   Known alternately as a green wall, or even living art…

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Design Revisiting Passive House Building
Revisiting Passive House Building

In April of 2017, The Cooperator  examined the passive house building standard that, according to the Passive House Institute U.S. website , follows a set of design principles to achieve energy efficiency in a structure–or as the orga…

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