Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a Point Loma Infill Lot

Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a Point Loma Infill Lot

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…

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Farmers Field: The Most Sustainable Stadium in the United States

Farmers Field: The Most Sustainable Stadium in the United States

Los Angeles has been trying to attract a football team to their city for some time now, and the anticipated Farmers Field carbon neutral stadium may just be the icing on the cake. …

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The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center

The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center

The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center is located at the Southwest of Los Angeles, in the City of Downey. This interactive museum is dedicated to inspire and educate young…

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SEED House Brings Green Home Building To Los Angeles' Lower-Income Communities

SEED House Brings Green Home Building To Los Angeles' Lower-Income Communities

The SEED House is designed as a small residential building with a variety of spaces that will serve three important purposes; classroom space, practice space, and community outreach. A…

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World’s First LEED Platinum Airplane Hanger

World’s First LEED Platinum Airplane Hanger

At approximately 52,000 square feet, 10,000 of which is dedicated to office space the hanger is big enough to hold corporate gets as large as the Boeing Business Jet 757-200 along with…

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High Tech High Chula Vista Delivers Students a Great Education in a Sustainable Atmosphere

High Tech High Chula Vista Delivers Students a Great Education in a Sustainable Atmosphere

The campus design purposefully breaks the building into smaller portions in order to provide internal shaded courtyards which allow natural light and ventilation into the learning…

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Cal State LA Activates New Solar Installation

Cal State LA Activates New Solar Installation

Cal State University, Los Angeles further bolstered its reputation as a "green" campus with the installation of a new photovoltaic (PV) system on campus. The 77 panel system was…

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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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Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

The 5,800 sq ft house is composed of two buildings - the main house and a guest house, which is separated by a driveway and garage. Like two puzzle pieces pulled apart, the void left…

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