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Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Opening just in time for the law school commencement in May, the Neukom Building will serve as the new focal point for the law students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft building is composed of four,

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Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. donated a generous supply of Alpolic, which is a unique aluminum composite material, to the studio in hope that the students could explore it and come up with innovative uses.

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INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

As a follow-up to our previous Toby Long interview, we thought it fitting to highlight one particular (and very exciting) community-based green building project that Toby and Clever Homes have been

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Kevin Cyr Unveils Awesome Bike Camper at “Home in the Weeds” Exhibition

Kevin Cyr Unveils Awesome Bike Camper at “Home in the Weeds” Exhibition

Home in the Weeds is Cyr's personal reaction to the fragility of our current society and the feeling of imminent doom. Natural disasters, job loss, injury and other misfortunes have the potential to

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The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

Opened in 2009, the community center is fully leased and home to the Hazel Wolf Gallery, the organic gourmet restaurant Gather, and a number of environmental non-profits including International Rivers,

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Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

The steel and plywood living cube was prefabricated in order to fit through Ming's front door and was assembled on site. A steel frame assembled on top of heavy duty casters and the plywood panels fit

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Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Photo © Bruce Damonte The overriding design challenge was to build on such a steep undulating landscape. The bulk of the building rests on trusses that connect at centrally located concrete piers and

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‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

A new smartphone app named "Fire Department" empowers iPhone users to provide life-saving assistance to someone suffering from a sudden heart attack.

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Gensler’s Green SFO Terminal Renovation to be Completed this April

Gensler’s Green SFO Terminal Renovation to be Completed this April

The revamped airline terminal (SFO T2) will provide 14 gates for American Airlines and Virgin Airlines, which will be capable of handling 5.5 million enplaned passengers. All of the facilities -- from

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Compostmodern 2011 Kicks Off This Weekend in San Francisco!

Compostmodern 2011 Kicks Off This Weekend in San Francisco!

Heads up San Francisco Bay Area readers! Compostmodern 2011 kicks off this weekend in San Francisco, so if you'll be in the Bay Area don't miss out on this must-attend event for anyone concerned with

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Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

This home and gallery, built in the heart of San Francisco, is an aesthetically enriching environment that makes good use of natural resources. Designed by Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects to showcase the

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Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

When we read that plans to re-envision Candlestick Park (home of the San Francisco 49ers) were afoot, we expected to see yet another of the steady stream of proposals that look to professional sports to

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The Plant Cafe Organic: SF’s Ultra Green Restaurant

The Plant Cafe Organic: SF’s Ultra Green Restaurant

The Plant Cafe was honored this year with the Best Vegetarian Restaurant Award by SF Weekly, but the accolades don't stop there. San Francisco Waterfront Partners also named it the greenest restaurant in

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Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Forget about dining inside a fancy restaurant, nowadays it seems like all the good Bay Area food is being served up on wheels. With the Street Food Festival in full swing, and a fleet of gourmet gocarts

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Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Are you stateside, but craving for a bit of European flavor? Well, look no further. If you’re one of the lucky few to be living on the west coast, get ready to see some orange - the Seeing Orange: Dutch

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College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

The College of Marin is promoting community engagement and environmental stewardship with their new sustainable academic center in Northern California. TLCD Architecture + Mark Cavagnero Associates

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David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

Photo © Tim Griffith The nonprofit David Brower Center is a 50,000 sq ft mixed-use building, designed specifically for non-profit organizations dedicating their efforts to promoting a just and

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Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

The pavilion sits at the center of a 21-acre park surrounded by a soccer field, basketball courts, a playground, and a picnic area. Designed for various activities and capable of hosting multiple

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The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

The Ki Kicks Off on San Francisco’s Treasure Island This Week!

Heads up San Francisco readers! This weekend The Ki is bringing a totally new experience to San Francisco that features the finest sustainable designs, technologies, fashions, foods, wines, fabulous

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Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design the seven townhomes for the Presidio, making this their first foray into building multi-family residences. The project was developed by Forest

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West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

We saw several green vehicle models, including Saba Motors' carbon-neutral X-Prize finalist. This sporty beast can hit 105 mph and goes 120 on a charge! We were excited to meet Tom Kent, a mere

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Warehouse in San Fran Retrofitted into Beautiful Loft

Warehouse in San Fran Retrofitted into Beautiful Loft

The original building dates back to the 1860s and is one of the first and most used port buildings in San Francisco, housing imports such as tea, coffee, rice and silk for nearly a century. The wear and

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San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

Designed as a test lab for innovative building strategies, the Mission: House showcases a wide range of experimental materials, systems, and construction techniques. The home's entrance is emblazoned with

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San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup

San Francisco just unveiled a plan to host the 34th America’s Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. Proposed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the plan is based on revitalizing

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Moss House: Green California Home Built With Love

Moss House: Green California Home Built With Love

© Perry Kwok The aptly named Moss House is a beautiful eco-residence that thrives under cloudy skies near the beaches of Northern California. Located south of San Francisco, the house was designed by

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Water Works: The Bay Area’s Summer Art and Water Festival

Water Works: The Bay Area’s Summer Art and Water Festival

While some states are already starting to get cozy for cooler fall days, the folks up in Northern California will still be sitting pretty during September, which happens to be the Bay Area's summer month!

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The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

Attention all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We're thrilled to announce that next week marks the start of AIASF's 2010 Architecture and the City Festival! This month-long festival is one of our

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Oldest Pool in Bay Area Takes Plunge to be Greenest in Country

Oldest Pool in Bay Area Takes Plunge to be Greenest in Country

The oldest and largest existing public pool in the Bay Area shuttered its doors ten years ago due to structural concerns but has re-emerged like a phoenix from the ashes this weekend as the greenest pool

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Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

This weekend, San Francisco hosts the major — and pricey — music festival Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. The main attraction (besides the tunes)? Toyota and nonprofit Global Inheritance will give

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San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

San Francisco Breaks Ground on Green Transbay Transit Center!

We've been eagerly following the development of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Terminal, and now we're excited to announce that the $4 billion project by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has just

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