Los Angeles: A City Without Cars

Los Angeles: A City Without Cars

Traffic is supposed to be at a standstill today in LA due to the inevitable Carmegedon, so we only thought it appropriate to take into consideration Ross Ching’s video, Running on…

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Los Angeles Braces for Carmegedon

Los Angeles Braces for Carmegedon

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…

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John Lautner Turns 100

John Lautner Turns 100

John Lautner’s architecture has become an iconic backdrop to the mid-century architecture movement in the City of Los Angeles. His homes have played starring roles in movies such as…

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Hollywood Rolls Out the Green Carpet for the W Hollywood Hotel and Residences

Hollywood Rolls Out the Green Carpet for the W Hollywood Hotel and Residences

Hollywood became sustainably glamorous following the opening of the LEED Silver W Hollywood Hotel and Residences. The new hotel offers guests and LA dwellers alike the opportunity to…

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LABC Takes Home Global Green’s Environmental Leadership Award

LABC Takes Home Global Green’s Environmental Leadership Award

The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is doing a lot these days to raise awareness and create policy around solar energy, taking advantage of all the sunny days available in Southern…

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California’s First LEED Certified Children’s Hospital

California’s First LEED Certified Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital’s new Acute Care Pavilion is California’s first children’s hospital in California to achieve LEED certification by combining sustainability and…

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Little Tokyo Design Week Kicks-Off

Little Tokyo Design Week Kicks-Off

Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW) kicks off this Thursday by taking a four-day look at the “Future City.” Filled to the brim with a number of workshops, home tours, and curated…

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 Cucamonga Valley Water District's Frontier Project Demonstrates Green Building Best Practices

Cucamonga Valley Water District's Frontier Project Demonstrates Green Building Best Practices

Constructed out of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), the large multi-purpose building features full-height glazing on the north side of the u-shaped building to pull daylight into the…

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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 PARK(ing) Day LA

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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