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2015 BMW i3 Wins 'Green Car of the Year' at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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Green Car Journal just announced its 11th annual Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and this year’s winner is… the 2015 BMW i3! The i3 impressed the jury with its all-electric driving range and zero-emission powertrain – and the occasion marks the first time that an electric vehicle has received Green Car Journal’s award.

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Volkswagen SportWagen HyMotion Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Concept Debuts at the LA Auto Show

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Audi Unveils A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Hydrogen Car at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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Pico Housing is a Community-Oriented Affordable Housing Development in Santa Monica

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Ordinary Architecture Makes the Hollywood Sign Disappear

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filed under: Art,Los Angeles

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In a monumental feat of visual trickery, London-based Ordinary Architecture made the letters that make up the iconic “Hollywood” sign appear to have disappeared from their perch in the Santa Monica Mountains. Falling Icon is an installation art piece by Ordinary co-founders Charles Holland and Elly Ward that was part of On the Road, a series of events aimed at promoting architecture and design in Los Angeles.

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Airy Green On Main is a Live-Work Space Built With 14 Upcycled Shipping Containers in Venice Beach

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Caltech's New Keck Institute for Space Studies is a LEED Platinum Think Tank

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Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released three new thought-provoking videos that show how oil and gas development affects residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of the ways fracking and other controversial extraction methods can disrupt everyday life in rural and urban communities. Each short film gives personal insights into the issues faced by three families – from health concerns in South L.A. as the city mulls a fracking ban, to the strain on water supplies in San Benito County in the midst of a severe drought, to a family driven from their home in Kern County. Click through to see all three videos.

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Sunset Magazines's Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in Manhattan Beach

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Stunning Translucent Modular Home in Venice For Sale For $5 Million

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Mark Baez‘s MCube is an amazing custom-built modular house in Venice that can be endlessly reconfigured – and it just hit the market for a cool $5,950,000. The home is made from 10-foot cubic modules that can be moved around to change the floor plan, and its translucent skin fills the interior with copious amounts of natural light so there’s almost no need for electric lighting during the day. To top it all off, this modular Rubik’s cube home takes advantage of solar hot water and photovoltaic systems – let the bidding begin!

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Tallest Green Wall in Los Angeles to Adorn Oldest LEED Platinum Building in Southern California

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Los Angeles Launches First Bicycle Friendly Business District

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Los Angeles just launched the city’s first Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) in Northeast L.A., and it will serve as a pilot program for a larger citywide initiative in 2015-16. The public-private partnership aimed at bringing more cyclists to commercial corridors will install bike infrastructure including parking (racks and corrals), repair stations, bikeways, signage and maps of the bikeway network.

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The Broad Art Museum Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hood Design just revealed renderings for a landscaped plaza to be built next to The Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles. Designed as a pedestrian friendly space, the 24,000 square foot outdoor plaza marks one of the city’s latest efforts to bring civic life back to the park-starved urban center. The unveiling of the new square was presented alongside news that The Broad’s opening date was pushed back from this fall to 2015.

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High Line Park Designer James Corner Unveils New Tongva Park in Santa Monica

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USC's fluxHome is a Model for Energy Efficient and Low-Cost Housing for SoCal

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Gensler's New LEED Gold-Designed Star Alliance Lounge Opens at LAX

Gensler's New LEED Gold-Designed Star Alliance Lounge Opens at LAX

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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LA's Solar-Powered Green Greenberg Green House is Topped With a Living Roof

LA's Solar-Powered Green Greenberg Green House is Topped With a Living…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Will Los Angeles Move Forward with Free, Citywide Wi-Fi Service?

Will Los Angeles Move Forward with Free, Citywide Wi-Fi Service?

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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LA's New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

LA's New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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