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Tesla Motors LA Flagship Store is Red Hot & Green

Tesla Motors LA Flagship Store is Red Hot & Green

Located on Santa Monica Boulevard in Westwood, the Tesla showroom is far more than what you'd expect from a car dealership. More like a boutique, it caters to its customers striving to…

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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Two For the Price of One!

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Two For the Price of One!

The LA Zoo and Botanical gardens are located within the enormous Griffith Park. Spreading over 4,300 acres, Griffith is one of the largest and most famous parks in the country and…

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Brooks+Scarpa's Alta Lofts Provide Chic Living in an Old Factory

Brooks+Scarpa's Alta Lofts Provide Chic Living in an Old Factory

The original Fuller Paints building façade was left virtually intact. The modernist metal 2 story ‘cap’ is placed on top of the original 4 story building creating a very…

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Lehrer Architects Visualize the Carbon Footprint of an SUV for PARK(ing) Day LA

Lehrer Architects Visualize the Carbon Footprint of an SUV for…

Working additional night hours in their RaD (Research and Development)Room, the Lehrer team built a frame out of FSC certified melamine to create a to scale void of an SUV. The…

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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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The Lebrun House, an Economically Built Sustainable Live/Work Dwelling

The Lebrun House, an Economically Built Sustainable Live/Work Dwelling

Solar power not only provides hydronic radiant heating to the house, it also heats to pool. A solar window has been integrated into the laundry room so that clothes can be line dried…

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

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

Inspiration for the home office came from the "Russian word пустынь or poustinia (which literally means desert): a small simply furnished and preferably remote cabin to which a…

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

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

The small, intimate pathways leading to the regional gardens are lined with spectacular attractions as well. The aloe trail on the way to the South African greenhouse features over 10…

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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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The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

Once again, Ecofablous’ Modern Living Show House is available for sale on eBay with proceeds benefiting Global Green USA, giving anyone an opportunity to completely surround…

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

FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter…

The high-tech shelter is designed to provide a sustainable source of vital resources on-site. Four hydraulic legs quickly stabilize the structure on rugged terrain, and an outer wall…

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

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in…

Over time David Hertz and his team at Studio of Environmental Architects will be making use of the whole 747 plane including the wings, the fuselage, and cockpit to build not only the…

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Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica…

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…

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

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag's Next Generation…

The competition, now in its 8th year, is for emerging architects and designers to push the limits on design, and this time focused on helping the Government Service Administration…

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

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

Michael Maltzen Architects collaborated with landscape architect James Burnett to design the park as part of the mixed use Playa Vista development. While the space is currently bordered…

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

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

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…

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles…

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options.…

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Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

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…

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

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

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…

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Enter the 2011 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition TODAY!

Enter the 2011 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition TODAY!

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)…

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

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

B:Hive is positioned to attract talented professionals, freelancers needing reprieve from working out of their homes and those “interesting” people who simply need a cool place to…

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

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

Eli Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled the renderings for the new museum yesterday inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $130 million museum will play a central role in the…

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Tesla's Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

Tesla's Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

While the showroom is still definitely a car dealership, Tesla's flagship store is more like a sculpture gallery with a simple, yet bold interior. Bright red walls are complimented by…

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West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

Sierra Bonita Apartments is a low-income mixed-use housing complex in West Hollywood that didn't skimp on design. The project features inner green space, strips of solar panels, and a…

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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!

We've covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year's Los…

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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

The atmosphere at this year's L.A. Auto Show has been electric — literally — as one automaker after another has announced its foray into EVs. To wit: Honda's new Fit EV,…

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Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Earlier this spring we announced the very exciting news of Toyota's $50 million dollar investment in Tesla and their partnership to build a new mass-market electric vehicle, and now we…

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LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

Pallotta TeamWorks found a good deal on the warehouse, but after running the numbers realized they wouldn't be able to afford keeping the entire space air-conditioned -- plus, they were…

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Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

The museum just opened this week in a lot adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial placed in 1992. The LAMH is the oldest holocaust museum in the US and this is its fourth and final location.…

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DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans! DesignWeek LA is currently in full swing, bringing an explosion of design events to the greater Los Angeles area. The event runs straight through…

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Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Images © Tom Bonner The open-air art tower is located at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard with the Expo light rail line literally at the foot of the structure…

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Los Angeles Boasts World's Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

Los Angeles Boasts World's Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

The new Resnick Pavilion is part of a larger redevelopment plan for the art museum called the Transformation. The impressive endeavor includes the neighboring five-story Broad…

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Gehry's Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

Gehry's Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

The $265-million makeover, turned Gehry's 1980 enclosed three story structure into an outdoor mall experience that's on its way to LEED Silver.

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Hollenbeck Police Station: LA's Men in Blue Go Green

Hollenbeck Police Station: LA's Men in Blue Go Green

The new Hollenbeck Community Police Station, LA’s largest police facility, provides the city with a memorable landmark that celebrates green building. The building's high design…

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LA Businesses Push for Nation's Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

LA Businesses Push for Nation's Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

The business community in Los Angeles is going green in a big way by pushing forward a plan to energize the city with the nation's largest solar feed-in tariff. At the forefront of the…

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Alta Lofts: Eco Chic Retro Renovation in East LA

Alta Lofts: Eco Chic Retro Renovation in East LA

Some green projects take the long and windy road to completion, and Los Angeles' Alta Lofts are a textbook case of how hard building can be. Located in the heart of the economically…

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of…

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WAV: A Spectacular New Green Arts Community in Ventura

WAV: A Spectacular New Green Arts Community in Ventura

Responding to the need for community venues for the arts, the nonprofit Place is building green artist residences and community developments throughout the country. Their newly…

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Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Overall, the three firms believe in a much more sustainable, interconnected, and denser city where buildings serve multiple purposes and public transportation is the norm. Density,…

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Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

A 100 year-old rail depot resides next to downtown Los Angeles, and next to the rail yard is the famous LA viaduct, a ribbon of concrete and steel cutting thought the heart of the city.…

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