Gallery: LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Des...

 

Camp Emerald Bay Boy Scout Eco Cabin by Gensler The result of a pro bono effort by the architect and structural engineer, the Boy Scout Eco Cabin is designed to be functional and demonstrate good stewardship of the environment. It is made of two old shipping containers and a translucent fire-proof roof that lets in filtered daylight. The deck is made from the wood reclaimed from an old pier and all lighting is LED powered by a dedicated solar panel. The cabin only touches the ground at 6 points, reducing its impact on the site.

The honorable Anthony Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, was on hand at the awards, noting that as a major metropolitan city, Los Angeles contains more LEED certified buildings than other similarly sized cities in the US. While it is hard to say where he’s getting his information, the LABC’s awards are testament to the wide variety of sustainable buildings that are popping-up around the city. Hopefully this is a trend that only continues to increase over time.

+ Los Angeles Business Council

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