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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HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

Work Plays' HW8 homes deliver the notion of loft like design in a prefabulous package. We admit that typical architecture in the Los Angeles area has trended toward open, loft like…

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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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Stunning Vasquez Rocks Nature & Interpretive Center Built On the Pacific Crest Trail

Stunning Vasquez Rocks Nature & Interpretive Center Built On the Pacific Crest Trail

Brooks + Scarpa rely on intelligent orientation in order to maximize the building's energy performance. The project is oriented to block out the harsh summer sun while simultaneously…

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The LeBrun House uses Economic Materials to Create a Sustainable Home

The LeBrun House uses Economic Materials to Create a Sustainable Home

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

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