Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

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Solar Umbrella Fuses Energy Neutral Living With Modern Architecture

Solar Umbrella Fuses Energy Neutral Living With Modern Architecture

The residence was inspired by the open framework of the Umbrella House, built in 1953 by Paul Rudolph. Using this model, Brooks Scarpa  created a modern solar canopy, which extends…

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Step Up On 5th Provides a Safe, Energy Efficient Home for Low-Income Residents

Step Up On 5th Provides a Safe, Energy Efficient Home for Low-Income Residents

The building features 46 private studio apartments for low-income residents, that top off a ground level of commercial and retail spaces. A lower level parking garage houses staff…

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Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

The Urban Farming Food Chain Project grows living walls in four locations in downtown Los Angeles. Managed by Green Living Technologies and Emslie Osler Architects, the walls grow…

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HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

Work Plays' HW8 homes deliver the notion of loft like design in a prefabulous package. We admit that typical architecture in the Los Angeles area has trended toward open, loft like…

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Belzberg Archiect's Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

Belzberg Archiect's Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

The Eames studio occupied the popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach from 1943 until 1988. The Hotel Ray was to be a green property featuring 57 private guest rooms, promoting…

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Trendy Standard Hotel in Downtown LA Converted From Historical Landmark, Superior Oil Building

Trendy Standard Hotel in Downtown LA Converted From Historical Landmark, Superior Oil Building

Own by Andre Balazs Properties, the Standard brand has had celebrity investors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Benecio del Toro. The high profile brand acquired the marble…

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XTEN's Bel Air Residence Mimics the Hillside Its Perched On

XTEN's Bel Air Residence Mimics the Hillside Its Perched On

Built on a four acre hillside, the house is located at the top of a 150 vertical drop. The lower portion of the property is lush and wooded due to the ravines and creeks on the East and…

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Beverly Hill's Retro-Chic, Historically Preserved Avalon Hotel

Beverly Hill's Retro-Chic, Historically Preserved Avalon Hotel

Clad in sherbert hues-pastel oranges, blues and the signature retro-mint green, the Avalon offers a taste of old Hollywood luxury in a modern city. The ample rooms are stocked with…

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Plummer Park Community Center Accommodates Teens and Seniors Alike

Plummer Park Community Center Accommodates Teens and Seniors Alike

Koning Eizenberg’s addition expanded the community center to 20,000 square feet. The larger space enabled the center to broaden its programming, offering classes and activities for…

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