Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In

Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In "Apps"

The design is very much a hybrid of prefabricated building, modular design, and plug-in technology. Rectangular living spaces made from a panelized system of 4x8 foot infill panels…

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Santa Monica to Ban Plastic Bags

Santa Monica to Ban Plastic Bags

Starting next month, the phrase "Paper or Plastic?" will become obsolete in the City of Santa Monica. Spurred by the likes of Heal the Bay and other environmental activist groups, the…

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Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

The site of the library at the west corner of Silver Lake and Glendale Boulevards was previously occupied by a Chevron Station that was later repurposed as a site of local Halloween…

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Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

The 23,000 sq facility is to be located high up in the Santa Monica Mountains to take advantage of the views as well as the breeze. Bel Air Presbyterian has an ambitious goal of…

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Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

The Urban Farming Food Chain Project grows living walls in four locations in downtown Los Angeles. Managed by Green Living Technologies and Emslie Osler Architects, the walls grow…

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Green-Roofed Los Angeles Holocaust Museum by Hagy Belzberg is Buried Underground

Green-Roofed Los Angeles Holocaust Museum by Hagy Belzberg is Buried Underground

The green roof is planted with local flora and is naturally irrigated. It also extends to the adjacent Pan Pacific Park, integrating itself into the city's green spaces. The peaceful…

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MPG Car Rental Provides Los Angeles with Green, Environmentally Friendly Rental Cars

MPG Car Rental Provides Los Angeles with Green, Environmentally Friendly Rental Cars

In an economy where the prices at the pump continue to rise, MPG Car Rental hopes to differentiate themselves from the competition by providing an all hybrid fleet of vehicles and by…

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Trendy Standard Hotel in Downtown LA Converted From Historical Landmark, Superior Oil Building

Trendy Standard Hotel in Downtown LA Converted From Historical Landmark, Superior Oil Building

Own by Andre Balazs Properties, the Standard brand has had celebrity investors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Benecio del Toro. The high profile brand acquired the marble…

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David Hertz's Panel House Made With Prefab Industrial Refrigeration Walls

David Hertz's Panel House Made With Prefab Industrial Refrigeration Walls

Located on a 28 x 89 foot lot on the Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach, the narrow home takes advantage of the entire lot. The three story, four bedroom home relies on natural…

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Herman Miller Showroom First to Earn LEED Platinum-CI

Herman Miller Showroom First to Earn LEED Platinum-CI

Herman Miller’s Los Angeles Showroom is the first to earn LEED CI Platinum in Los Angeles, and was only the 47th LEED CI Platinum project worldwide at its completion. The interior…

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