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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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Tesla's Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

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West Hollywood's Stylish Green Low-Income Housing

by , 11/22/10
filed under: Architecture,Los Angeles

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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 stylized lattice façade that lays out a stylish green presence in the neighborhood. The building, which heats its water with solar power and cools with an inner bamboo forest, is a pilot project for the WeHo’s Green Building Ordinance — one of the first ordinances of its kind in the country. Throughout the project Tighe Architecture successfully integrated high green design for low-income living.

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

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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 Angeles Auto Show! In a year filled with new market releases and incredible concepts, the already popular Volt has risen above the competition to become the first electric vehicle to ever claim this prize.

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

by , 11/18/10

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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, which has a 70-mile real-world range and will hit dealerships in 2012, according to Honda CEO Takanobu Ito. The new Fit will feature three driving modes — sport, normal and economy — to allow drivers to customize the car’s performance to their needs. It will also charge up in 12 hours using an American plug (six hours in Europe).

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Tesla & Toyota Unveil RAV4 Electric Vehicle at LA Auto Show

Tesla / Toyota RAV4 Unveiled at the 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 are thrilled to announce that the new Tesla / Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle sedan was just unveiled this evening at the Los Angeles Auto Show. My lovely sister Katie was on the scene in LA and took a bunch of great photos of the new (apparently very early stage) RAV4 – this design is based on Toyota’s original RAV4 which was launched in 1997, but never made it into lage scale commercial production due to “lack of consumer demand”. Jump ahead to Gigaom for exclusive pics and more coverage of this exciting development.

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LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

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Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

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DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

by , 10/12/10

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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 Sunday and the full list of events can be found on the DesignWeek LA website. We’ve also rounded up a list of must-see eco events from this year’s program – hit the jump to check out our favorites and sign up today!

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Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

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Los Angeles Boasts World's Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

Los Angeles Boasts World's Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

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Gehry's Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

Gehry's Santa Monica Place Goes Green With LEED Renovation

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

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

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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

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