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Sustainable Inspiration Found at the Scripps Oceanfront Conference Center

by , 07/30/11
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Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts: LEED Platinum Award Winning Design

by , 07/29/11
filed under: Architecture

Cherokee Lofts, Pugh+Brooks, LEED Platinum, LEED, Hollywood, Southern California, Inhabitat LA, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Green Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Green Building, Sustainable Building

The Cherokee Lofts is a triple diamond in the rough, an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. One of the key factors of the award winning LEED Platinum design is the ever changing movement of its streetscape elevation. The changing façade was inspired by a series of paintings by British artist Patrick Hughes titled, Perceptivity, whose paintings appear to be physically moving and continually shifting while being viewed. The individual owners of each unit are given the freedom for occupants to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, altering the way light fills the interior of their home.

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Green-Roofed Art Center College of Design's South Campus Connects With Downtown Pasadena

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David Hertz Designs Collaborates with LivingHomes

by , 07/27/11
filed under: Architecture

Studio EA, David Hertz, LivingHomes, Sustainable Architecture, Green Architecture, Sustainable Design, Green Design, Green Home, Sustainable Home, Sustainable Building, Green Building, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Inhabitat LA

One of Inhabitat Local’s favorite architects, David Hertz, has been working in partnership with LivingHomes to deliver his DH1 line. The sleek two-story design features mechanical connections between the varied prefabricated modules, and comes together as a kit of parts, or plug and play pieces, that make it easy to expand and adapt to a homeowner’s changing needs. Not necessarily the most modest size house, plans start at 2,200 sf and go up to 2,600 sf. The L-shape of the home embraces a semi-private courtyard and features raised ceilings throughout.

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TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

by , 07/27/11
filed under: Destinations,Green Space

UCLA, Botanical Gardens, UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden,California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles, The Huntington, Arboretum, TreesThe end of summer is near and there are plenty of outdoor attractions still left to see! Squeeze in a last minute SoCal vacation and check out the natural beauty of the area’s unique climate. Whether you’re an aspiring botanist or just looking to take a leisurely stroll in breathtaking surroundings, we know five botanical gardens that are not to be missed.

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

by , 07/25/11
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Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to Camping

by , 07/24/11
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Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern California

by , 07/23/11
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LA's Amazing Jovanovic Residence Keeps its Cool With a Perforated Facade

jovanovic residence, dr sascha jovanovic, lorcan o'herlihy, sustainable design green design, passive design, brise soleil, shade screen, green architecture, green renovation

Los Angeles is a crowded city, which makes finding the space to build your dream home pretty tricky. Sitting on the steep, steep hillside of the Crestwood Hills neighbourhood, the 3,700 sq. ft. Jovanovic residence renovated an existing structure by applying a series of progressive and sustainable building strategies.

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Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

by , 07/22/11
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Make Your Next Home Eco + Vine at the W Hollywood Residences

by , 07/21/11
filed under: Architecture,Interiors

W Hollywood, W Hotel, LA Residence, Los Angeles Residence, Sustainable Interior, Green Interior, LEED Certification, eConnect Group, Kelly Van Patterson Design, Inhabitat LA, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Green Building, Sustainable Building

Tinsel town is going green, and some lucky individual has an open opportunity to call the greenest pad at the new W Residences their own. Certified LEED Gold, the W Hotel and Residences in Hollywood have been living-up to all the glitz and glamour the local neighborhood requires. A part of their WOW collection, Green + Vine just happens to be the most sustainable suite in the place. Co-designed by Nicole Landers of eConnect group and Kelly Van Patter of Van Patter Design, the eco haven strives to combine urban loft sensibilities with an environmental theme outfitting the space with local eco-manufacturers and artisans all within a 500-mile radius of the City of Angels.

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Marmol Radzinger's Hollywood Hybrid Home, Not Your Typical PreFab House

by , 07/20/11
filed under: Architecture

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Farmscape: Bringing the Farm to You

by , 07/19/11
filed under: Green Space

Inhabitat LA, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Farmscape LA, Farmscape Los Angeles, Organic Garden, Sustainable Garden, Green Garden, Local Organic Garden, Urban Garden
Are you a lover of fresh locally grown produce who secretly longs to have their own home garden? Do you suffer from a lack of time, or just a plain lack of a green-thumb? Farmscape brings the farm to your home. A for-profit social enterprise, they design, install, and maintain attractive raised-bed, organic gardens in your yard. That’s right, Farmscape will not only design a gorgeous bed especially that fits into your current landscape, they’ll tend to it on a weekly basis leaving the fruits of your garden at your front door while saving you trips to the grocery store.

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LA Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Smog

by , 07/18/11
filed under: Policy

EPA, Inhabitat, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Inhabitat LA, Smog, Clean Air Act, South Coast Quality Air Management, Policy, Regulation, Los Angeles Citizens, Los Angeles Residents

Earlier today, local environmental and public health groups filed suit against the US Environmental Protection Agency hoping that they make efforts to clear the air in the Los Angeles region.  The law suit specifically identifies the amendments made to the federal Clean Air Act in 1990 which calls for the EPA to certify by May 2011 whether or not air districts have met the established one-hour standard for ozone pollution.  If the standard is not met, the EPA is then required to ensure that regional authorities implement a cleanup plan.  According to the plaintiffs in the suit, which include the Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Los Angeles region has not yet met the national standard.

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Bikes Win Race Over JetBlue Airplane in Carmageddon

by , 07/17/11
filed under: Transportation

Inhabitat, Inhabitat LA, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Sustainable Transportation, Green Transportation, Bike, Wolfpack Hustle, JetBlue, Airplane, Metro, Rollerblade, Green Bike, Sustainable Bike

A team of cyclists, a guy on a subway, and a Rollerblader beat a JetBlue flight from Burbank to the city of Long Beach. In light of Carmageddon this past weekend, JetBlue decided to run a promotion offering $4 dollar fares to fly from the Long Beach Airport down to Burbank and back for one day only. The giveaway prompted a group of bikers, a girl on a her Rollerblades, and a guy on a subway to each race against the clock seeing who could make it to the Long Beach Aquarium first. In the end, JetBlue ended-up eating their own jet fuel. The local CBS station covered the event (video can be seen HERE). Full race results on the Metro Rider and Rollerblader after the jump.

 

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Los Angeles: A City Without Cars

Los Angeles: A City Without Cars

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 West edges of the property.

The view from the pool dock looks down

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Los Angeles Braces for Carmegedon

Los Angeles Braces for Carmegedon

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 West edges of the property.

The view from the pool dock looks down

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California State University's Fullerton Arboretum is an Oasis for Scholars and the Community

California State University's Fullerton Arboretum is an Oasis for…

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 West edges of the property.

The view from the pool dock looks down

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John Lautner Turns 100

John Lautner Turns 100

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 West edges of the property.

The view from the pool dock looks down

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Hollywood Rolls Out the Green Carpet for the W Hollywood Hotel and Residences

Hollywood Rolls Out the Green Carpet for the W Hollywood Hotel and…

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 West edges of the property.

The view from the pool dock looks down

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