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8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On February 14, 2011 @ 8:35 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Design Organizations | No Comments

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Design crush: Bjarke Ingels

Ode to Bjarke:

Buildings worthy of climbing, cascading roofs of green [6], on you I am so keen.

Do you happen to have a wife, your designs are larger than life.

From New York [10] to the Fjords [11], you please the architecture lords.

Although I don’t know how to pronounce your name, I love your work all the same.

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Design crush: Rogan Gregory of Loomstate

Why he’s hot: Mr. Rogan Gregory has a lot of labors of love. He’s the owner and designer of the street-wise sustainable fashion — and lesser known furniture — line Rogan [12] and co-founder of Barney’s darling Loomstate [13]. We adore everything he comes up with from hand blown mirrored glass lamps [14] to organic cotton threads — for men [15] and women [16] — to his recycled rubber kicks [17]. Even his New York store has been recycled, from a historic theater to floor space dedicated to purveying his über-modern designs. From his chiseled features to his chiseled style, we are big fans of all this thoughtful designer’s projects. design crush, architect crush, hot designers, hot architects, valentines to designers, valentines to architects, inhabitat valentines, valentines day, eco valentines day, green valentines day, inhabitat crushes, inhabitat crush, designer crush, green crush, hottest eco designers, mila zelkha, mint condition

Design crush: Mila Zelkha of Mint Condition Homes

Why she’s hot: Roses are usually red and violets are definitely blue but Mint Condition Homes [18] come in a lot more colors. Mila Zelkha [19]’s transformation of abandoned and bank owned homes throughout Oakland, California into little polished jewels makes our hearts skip a beat. Architect, restoration artist, real estate agent, and green building advocate, she doesnt just restore houses, she wakes the hidden talent in these humble craftsmen abodes. Her work is not only for the love of vintage housing but for first time home buyers to have an affordable heirloom that is healthy and energy efficient. Alas, we are not the only admirers — the members of Build It Green selected her as the Green Building Champion [20] for 2010. design crush, architect crush, hot designers, hot architects,  valentines to designers, valentines to architects, inhabitat valentines, valentines day, eco valentines day, green valentines day, inhabitat crushes, inhabitat crush, designer crush, green crush, hottest eco designers, emily pilloton, project h design

Design crush: Emily Pilloton [21] of Project H

Why she’s hot: Oh, Emily. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love that you believe passionately and steadfastly about the power of design to improve life. Your conviction and dedication is inspiring. When we start feeling cynical, we can just look at you and believe again. We love that you’re the founder and director of Project H Design – the H, by the way people, doesn’t stand for “hot” though we could have sworn it did when gazing upon you ( it actually stands for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness). We love that you believe in the process of design and not just the resulting product, and travel the world empowering communities to use design to teach, build and learn. And, of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our appreciation for the many talents and inspiring articles that you have lent to Inhabitat over the course of the years. And despite your ravishing eyes, raven-colored hair and feminine appeal, you have no qualms about getting down and teaching at Studio H High School in rural North Carolina.

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Design crush: Yves Behar [7] of FuseProject

You make green design hot, Yves

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Design crush: Ray Kappe of LivingHomes

Ray Kappe [22], you wouldn’t settle for silver, and not even for gold, but you showed that every good design deserves a platinum glow.

The first to achieve LEED Platinum with your prefab modular house [23], you prove that a love for healthy and sustainable building is something to tout.

Classic, cool and truly an inspiration to every generation, your beautiful green designs make our hearts soar with elation. design crush, architect crush, hot designers, hot architects,  valentines to designers, valentines to architects, inhabitat valentines, valentines day, eco valentines day, green valentines day, inhabitat crushes, inhabitat crush, designer crush, green crush, hottest eco designers, scott hahn, loomstate

Design crush: Scott Hahn of Loomstate

Why he’s hot: We’ve always been a bit gaga over Scott Hahn, who heads up the casual-yet-chic organic clothing label Loomstate [24]. Since 2004 he’s been working hard with his partner Rogan (another hottie, featured above) to bring thoughtful, good-looking, eco design to the masses with affordable, ready-to-wear jeans [25], t-shirts [26], and apparel [13] made from 100% organic fibers. Now expanding into footwear [27] and home decor [28], Loomstate has managed to bridge the divide between aesthetics and ethics, and marry the two in a beautiful partnership that can coax even the most stalwart fashionista on board the eco train. We love how committed Scott is to social and environmental issues, which was evident this past week in his dedication to the Zero-Waste project at Parsons in 2010 [29]. design crush, architect crush, hot designers, hot architects,  valentines to designers, valentines to architects, inhabitat valentines, valentines day, eco valentines day, green valentines day, inhabitat crushes, inhabitat crush, designer crush, green crush, hottest eco designers,   ada tolla, giuseppe lignano, lot-ek, lotek

Design crush: Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of LOT-EK

Why they’re hot: Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano are the foxy dynamic Italian duo behind the inspired architecture firm Lot-ek [30], which is best known for artfully building homes [31], schools [32], pop-up shops [33], museums and pretty much everything-under-the-sun [34] out of refurbished shipping containers [35]. We love that Giuseppe and Ada transcend the stereotype of chilly, overly-academic architect, with their engaging style, and embrace the dynamic reality of messy modern urban life with gusto and a passion for transformative design. The duo’s enthusiasm for finding the beauty in ordinary structures that most people take for granted is infectious, and very very sexy.


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[3] green design: http://inhabitat.com/

[4] Brad: http://inhabitat.com/brad-pitt-unveils-floating-house-for-make-it-right-foundation/

[5] he's been on our site a few times: http://inhabitat.com/make-it-right-begins-constructing-houses/

[6] Bjarkes: http://inhabitat.com/cascading-green-roofed-mountain-dwellings-by-big/

[7] Behars: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=yves+behar

[8] social design: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=pilloton

[9] fashion design: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=loomstate

[10] New York: http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-radically-sloped-west-57-residential-tower-in-nyc-today/

[11] Fjords: http://inhabitat.com/big-does-it-again-their-circular-museum-wins-greenland%e2%80%99s-national-art-gallery-competition/

[12] Rogan: http://www.rogannyc.com/

[13] Loomstate: http://www.loomstate.org/

[14] hand blown mirrored glass lamps: http://www.rogannyc.com/rogan-objects/lighting/cylinder-pendant-small.html

[15] men: http://www.loomstate.org/kenai-flannel-hooded-jacket.html

[16] women: http://www.loomstate.org/tala-womens-flannel-jacket.html

[17] recycled rubber kicks: http://www.rogannyc.com/womens/womens-shoes

[18] Mint Condition Homes: http://www.mintconditionhomes.net/

[19] Mila Zelkha: http://www.mintconditionhomes.net/about

[20] Green Building Champion: http://www.builditgreen.org/en/rel/163/

[21] Emily Pilloton: http://projecthdesign.org/about/people.html

[22] Ray Kappe: http://www.kappedu.com/RayKappe.html

[23] your prefab modular house: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-living-homes%E2%80%A6such-a-deal/

[24] Loomstate: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-style-loomstate-for-target/

[25] jeans: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-style-sunday-green-jeans/

[26] t-shirts: http://inhabitat.com/loomstate-mens-private-sale-ends-tomorrow/

[27] footwear: http://www.ecouterre.com/loomstate-keds-collaborate-on-military-inspired-organic-canvas-boot/

[28] home decor: http://www.loomstate.org/home/about-home

[29] Zero-Waste project at Parsons in 2010: http://www.ecouterre.com/loomstate-parsons-showcase-students-zero-waste-fashion-projects/

[30] Lot-ek: http://inhabitat.com/?s=lot-ek

[31] homes: http://inhabitat.com/lot-ek-shipping-container-house/

[32] schools: http://inhabitat.com/lot-eks-shipping-container-art-school-opens-in-south-korea/

[33] pop-up shops: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-puma-city-container-architecture/

[34] pretty much everything-under-the-sun: http://inhabitat.com/lot-eks-nine-level-shipping-container-mall-for-new-york-city/

[35] refurbished shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=shipping+container

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