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USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

USC Libraries Unveils Amazing 3D Fractal Model Made of 49,000 Folded Business Cards

The art of origami is serious business, especially when involves folding over 49,000 business cards as part of a three-dimensional representation of an enormously complex mathematical object. On September

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Salton Sea Determined to be the Source of Rotten-Egg Stench Engulfing LA

Salton Sea Determined to be the Source of Rotten-Egg Stench Engulfing LA

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you may have noticed a certain foul stench polluting the air over the last few days. There have been concerns over the cause, and the damage that it could

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UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center is Finely Tuned to Southern California’s Climate

UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center is Finely Tuned to Southern California’s Climate

The Contemporary Arts Center is UC Irvine's most recent addition to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and includes many innovative educational spaces. Built into a slight slope, the building contains a

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12-Acre Grand Park Set to Open This Weekend in Downtown Los Angeles

12-Acre Grand Park Set to Open This Weekend in Downtown Los Angeles

After two years of construction a 12 acre strip of downtown Los Angeles has been transformed into a multi-functional green space dubbed Grand Park - and it's set to open to the public this weekend!

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Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, has long been an advocate of sustainable designs that only look great, but are also affordable for everyone. In the case of the C6 prefab, Joaquin and LivingHomes’

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UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

A new UCLA study demonstrates that climate change could cause temperatures throughout the Los Angeles region to rise by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century. These results could mean a tripling of

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Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans - Inhabitat is reporting live today from Dwell on Design 2012, the West Coast's largest design event! We're scouring the floor of the LA Convention Center and checking

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LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

The largest apartment building since the beginning of the Great Recession has broken ground in Los Angeles, promising to reinvigorate the Koreatown neighborhood. The Vermont is a two-tower, mixed-use

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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum. Previously, LivingHomes had introduced the C6, an affordable three-bedroom home, but the

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Brooks & Scarpa’s Orange Grove Apartments Are Modern, Simple & Sustainable

Brooks & Scarpa’s Orange Grove Apartments Are Modern, Simple & Sustainable

Orange Grove is a long slender building in West Hollywood with five apartments all situated along a north/south axis. Brooks + Scarpa designed this 6,700 sq ft building with a plan to create loft-style

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Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Why do cloudy European countries produce so much more solar energy than the United States? Because countries like Germany, for example, have programs that require local utility companies to buy solar

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California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

The price tag for the proposed high speed rail system in California has just taking a major cut, with a price chop of $30 billion. The latest budget projection comes in with last-minute design changes

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Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Sipho Mabona’s Swarming Origami Locusts Are Made of Money!

Mabona’s intricate origami evolved from his obsession with folding paper airplanes as a child. For the Japanese American National Museum show, the artist chose to tackle the issue of money and the

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Terraced Hollywood Hills House Eliminates the Need for Air Conditioning

Terraced Hollywood Hills House Eliminates the Need for Air Conditioning

Designed by Francois Perrin, the Hollywood Hills House is a four-story terraced home at the very edge of the Hollywood neighborhood that backs up to a protected area. You may remember Perrin as the

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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper. Together, they constructed the shelter using 100%

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LA’s Amazing Jovanovic Residence Keeps its Cool With a Perforated Facade

LA’s Amazing Jovanovic Residence Keeps its Cool With a Perforated Facade

Los Angeles is a pretty crowded city and finding the space to build your dream home can be pretty tricky. But US architects Lorcan O’Herlihy found a solution by building an amazing family home directly

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The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

Once again, Ecofablous’ Modern Living Show House is available for sale on eBay with proceeds benefiting Global Green USA, giving anyone an opportunity to completely surround themselves in an incredibly

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FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

The high-tech shelter is designed to provide a sustainable source of vital resources on-site. Four hydraulic legs quickly stabilize the structure on rugged terrain, and an outer wall rises to create a

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

Over time David Hertz and his team at Studio of Environmental Architects will be making use of the whole 747 plane including the wings, the fuselage, and cockpit to build not only the main house, but also

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Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Swedish architect Mans Tham went halfway around the world to find inspiration for this insanely awesome design for a serpent-shaped solar skin for the Sana Monica freeway. This renovation of existing

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

The competition, now in its 8th year, is for emerging architects and designers to push the limits on design, and this time focused on helping the Government Service Administration re-imagine how it can

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

Michael Maltzen Architects collaborated with landscape architect James Burnett to design the park as part of the mixed use Playa Vista development. While the space is currently bordered by vacant land, a

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

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

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

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options. Gonzales Goodale

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Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

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

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The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

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

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Enter the 2011 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition TODAY!

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.

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LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

Eli Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled the renderings for the new museum yesterday inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $130 million museum will play a central role in the re-urbanization of

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Tesla’s Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

Tesla’s Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom

While the showroom is still definitely a car dealership, Tesla's flagship store is more like a sculpture gallery with a simple, yet bold interior. Bright red walls are complimented by concrete floors and

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