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Green Oak Writer's Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

by , 07/02/11

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Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a Classic in SoCal Ecology

by , 07/02/11
filed under: Destinations,Green Space

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Plummer Park Community Center Accommodates Teens and Seniors Alike

by , 07/01/11
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The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

by , 06/25/11

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FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

by , 06/23/11

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

by , 06/17/11

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Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

by , 05/21/11

Mans Tham, solar freeway, green technology, Los Angeles solar, freeway reclamation,

Swedish architect Mans Tham went halfway around the world to find inspiration for this insanely awesome design for a serpent-shaped solar skin for the Sana Monica freeway. This renovation of existing urban infrastructure is a provocative conversation starter in terms of sustainable design, and this proposal is an incredible approach that would add 237 acres of solar power to the middle of Los Angeles! How fabulous is that?

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag's Next Generation Design Competition

by , 05/13/11

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

by , 05/02/11

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A+D's SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

by , 04/12/11

A+D Museum, SOUPERgreen, SOUPERgreen INconversation, David Hertz, Wes Jonas, Randolph Ruiz, Aryan Omar, Doug Jackson, Steven Purvis, Green Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design

The A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently hosted a panel discussion for their new sci-fi inspired “SOUPERgreen” exhibit. The architects involved wanted to challenge conventional sustainable design trends by adopting an aggressively technological approach to LA’s urban landscape. The featured designs were futuristic visions of how green design can radically transform a user’s experience through city infrastructure, and nature itself. The result is a “souped up” vision for green development where technological innovation is embraced as an extension of the earth’s natural cycles and human imagination.

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

by , 03/24/11

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Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

by , 01/26/11
filed under: Architecture,Los Angeles

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The sculptural form of this LA treehouse is a perfect fit for its occupants as the design was inspired by the owner’s art collection. Given as a surprise gift from a husband to his wife, the space is a mere 170 square feet. Rockefeller Partner Architects designed the project to avoid disrupting the flow of the backyard by placing the tree house twelve feet up, gingerly straddling a lone mature tree.

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The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

by , 01/21/11

Inhabitat, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Inhabitat LA, Sustainable Design, Green Design, Sustainable Architecture, Green Architecture, Sustainable Building, Green Building, Red Box addition, Griffith Observatory, jeremy levine, solar shading

This sustainably built home addition, lovingly called the Red Box, gives its residents new, sweeping views of Los Angeles including a direct line of sight to the famous Griffith Observatory. Designed by Jeremy Levine, the project utilizes passive and active sustainable features throughout, while flooding the interior spaces with an ample dose of daylight and cutting back on overall electricity consumption. In addition, the mobile sunscreens on the box’s façade control the amount of light and heat gain within the house while allowing for extra privacy as needed.

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Enter the 2011 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition TODAY!

by , 01/19/11

There are less than two weeks left to enter Metropolis’ Next Generation Design Competition, a design challenge asking you to give the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) building in downtown L.A. a zero-footprint makeover. Open for interpretation with a number of hungry ears and ready to hear your ideas, the GSA wants you to not only be creative, but to think about how the building’s current energy usage could be improved through renewable energy, smart technologies, and even public awareness. The goal of the competition is to provide an eco-efficient precedent for its more than 9,600 properties across the nation. For more details on the competition, and the $10,000 prize, check out the GSA’s site. But don’t delay - entries are due by January 31st!

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B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Buzzworthy Upcycled and Thrifted Decor

by , 01/13/11
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LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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Tesla's Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

Tesla's Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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Honda Unveils All-Electric Fit at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda Unveils All-Electric Fit at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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