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Modern Gingerbread House is a Sweet LA Pad

Modern Gingerbread House is a Sweet LA Pad

Is it just us, or are gingerbread houses taking a decidedly modern tack this year? Architect and LEED AP Kristina Hahn Atelier's sugary Cake Study House 09 is certainly no exception. It combines two

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the array of

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Sustainable Design Firm Pugh + Scarpa Win 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Sustainable Design Firm Pugh + Scarpa Win 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award

The AIA voted yesterday to award Pugh + Scarpa Architects the 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award. We've featured Pugh + Scarpa's sustainable works before here (Cherokee Lofts) and here (Solar Homes) -- so

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Los Angeles Without Traffic!

Los Angeles Without Traffic!

It's a ghost highway in the middle of LA! Not the result of road closures, the apocalypse, a zombie scare, or a massive increase in the price of petroleum, this series of car-less highways are the

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Cherokee Lofts: Renovated Recording Studio Seeks LEED Platinum

Cherokee Lofts: Renovated Recording Studio Seeks LEED Platinum

We first announced Pugh + Scarpa's Cherokee Lofts in Los Angeles two years ago, and we're excited to say that the renovated recording studio debuted last month with a Rock N’Platinum grand opening.

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NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

Practically every household in America has its own tool set, drill, and ladder... but why? Most people don't use these things on a daily basis, and due to their hardworking heritage these items tend to

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Opportunity Green is This Weekend!

Opportunity Green is This Weekend!

If you’re interested in the intersection of business, design, and sustainability and will be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, we highly recommend checking out this year's Opportunity Green

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Design Green Awards Elevate Sustainable Architecture in California

Design Green Awards Elevate Sustainable Architecture in California

The Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles recently announced the winners of the Design Green awards at a recent ceremony hosted by the AIA/LA to recognize outstanding work built or conceived by Los

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First Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor Installed Between SF and LA

First Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor Installed Between SF and LA

One of the biggest problems with electric vehicle technology is the lack of a plug-in infrastructure on our roads. But that problem is about to disappear -- at least for some commuters on Highway 101

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The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

Vancouver-based architecture firm Bricault Design’s vegetation-clad house in Venice, California is a sexy study in green. The mod abode incorporates sustainable design in a new residential addition that

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ARTIC: 21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County

ARTIC: 21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County

Southern California will soon be getting a much needed infrastructure update in the form of Orange County's recently unveiled Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Designed by HOK Los

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Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Pre-built homemakers extraordinaire, Marmol Radziner Prefab were in the news this week once again introducing their newest custom prefab home. High up in the hills above Los Angeles sits the new

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MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

MotoArt Recycles Airplane Parts Into High-Flyin’ Furniture

We've seen designers recycle airplane parts to create desks, tropical eco-hotels and a hostel, and now we can add couches and beds to the lofty collection! MotoArt is a team of designers who transform

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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design, the west coast's largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell

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IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

Inhabitat loves shipping containers, whether from down under or the Great North. These self-contained quadrilateral wonders are the perfect modular building unit; easily transported, super durable, and,

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Habitat 825: A Modern LA Apartment Complex

Habitat 825: A Modern LA Apartment Complex

Located next to the historic Schindler House is Habitat 825, a residential complex focused on community, light and open space. The Schindler House is recognized as the first modern house in Los Angeles;

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Guerrillas Go Green in LA for Earth Hour 2009

Guerrillas Go Green in LA for Earth Hour 2009

As the WWF's Earth Hour sweeps the planet this year, Los Angeles is stepping up to do its part (which it most definitely didn't do last year).  Besides turning off the lights at several iconic city

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SYNTHe: An Urban Rooftop Garden Prototype in Los Angeles

SYNTHe: An Urban Rooftop Garden Prototype in Los Angeles

In a city covered by over 4,000 square miles of asphalt and cinder block, the green roof movement may have just won a serious coup with SYNTHe, an urban rooftop garden prototype designed by SCI-arc

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Rock Row Breaks Ground For LEED Certified Housing

Rock Row Breaks Ground For LEED Certified Housing

Los Angeles recently saw the groundbreaking of Rock Row, the city's first Small Lot Subdivision to be certified under the USGBC's new LEED for Homes program. Developed by Heydey Partnership, the complex

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Los Angeles Passes Ambitious Green Building Law

Los Angeles Passes Ambitious Green Building Law

The past month has seen shock waves resonating throughout the world of sustainable architecture with two monumental reports on green building backed by some serious changes in public policy. First, the

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LA: From the Spoon to the City

LA: From the Spoon to the City

The Architect Designs will present a cross section of LACMA’s twentieth-century design collection, highlighting furniture and objects designed by architects. When Italian architect Ernesto Rogers

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LA: The Ecology Center – Backyard Skills Terrarium Workshop

LA: The Ecology Center – Backyard Skills Terrarium Workshop

Backyard Skill is the Ecology Center's monthly DIY workshop series.  This month, join the folks at their lovely San Juan Capistrano location to explore the wonderful world of terrariums.  Create your

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LA: EcoTuesday Featuring Ideal Bite’s Jen Boulden

LA: EcoTuesday Featuring Ideal Bite’s Jen Boulden

Join other green business leaders for EcoTuesday's monthly sustainable networking forum.  This month, Jen Boulden - author, entrepreneur, and founder of the successful blog Ideal Bite - will be stopping

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LA: Sustainable Business Council Talk & Book Signing with Ray Anderson, Interface Inc.

LA: Sustainable Business Council Talk & Book Signing with Ray Anderson, Interface Inc.

Join the SBCLA and UCLA Anderson School of Management for a special presentation and book signing featuring world-renowned sustainability expert, executive and published author Ray C. Anderson of

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LA: Go Green Expo

LA: Go Green Expo

Check out the latest and greatest new green products to hit the market this year at the Go Green Expo.  Actor/activist Ed Begley Jr., eco-futurist Jon Picard, and author Mariel Hemingway are among the

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LA: Free Electronics Recycling Drive

LA: Free Electronics Recycling Drive

If you have old electronic items sitting around your house - recycle them for free at this drive! They'll be accepting computers, monitors, televisions, mobile phones, VCRs, printers, faxes, telephones,

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LA: West Side Green Drinks

LA: West Side Green Drinks

Looking to connect with like-minded greenies in the Los Angeles area? Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Check out this informal and fun

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