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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 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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5,000 EV Charging Stations Announced for SF Bay Area

5,000 EV Charging Stations Announced for SF Bay Area

Bay Area peeps, get ready for some electric vehicle charging stations! The region is about to receive $5 million from the Department of Energy to install 50 fast-charging EV stations along highways, 2,000

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Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

Plastic Bag Monsters Invade San Francisco to Support Bag Ban!

This week, California lawmakers are meeting to discuss monumental legislation that could banish plastic bags once and for all from The Golden State. To raise awareness for this landmark move, a hundred

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Shipping Container Pavillion Springs up in San Francisco Presidio

Shipping Container Pavillion Springs up in San Francisco Presidio

Here on Inhabitat we've brought you shipping containers arranged as homes, schools, observatories, and stacks of glory. While you may say you've seen every arrangement there is to be had, we say you need

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Oakland’s DIY “Scraper Bikes” Foster Youth Creativity

Oakland’s DIY “Scraper Bikes” Foster Youth Creativity

In a city struggling with violence and misguided youth, Oakland, California's Scraper Bike Project has done amazing work to give kids a positive outlet that promotes the green movement through customizing

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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The Week in Green Tech: Tesla IPO, Suntrough & Cisco

The Week in Green Tech: Tesla IPO, Suntrough & Cisco

Electric car startup Tesla debuted on the public markets this week, raised $226 million for the company, gave the future of green cars a boost, and saw its share leap over 40 percent on the first day of

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California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans

A new study conducted by the influential urban desig firm Calthorpe Associates to help California guide implementation of its strategic growth law weighed 10 years of the status quo against "urban infill

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Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

As the iPad revolution starts to pick up steam, companies are hopping on the bandwagon with a bevy of cases and accessories -- but few as elegant as the DODOcase. Drawing inspiration from the moleskin

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BP Refuses to Use Donated Hair Mats to Clean Up Oil Spill

BP Refuses to Use Donated Hair Mats to Clean Up Oil Spill

We've written about a number of alternative ways to clean up oil spills using natural non-toxic materials ranging from peat moss to mats made from recycled hair. However even in the wake of several failed

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Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic Vision

Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic Vision

Photo by Cameron Scott In 1960, architect Daniel Liebermann — who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright — built a house on a hilly site in a new way, designing a structure that curved along a Marin

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First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!

Guerrilla gardeners in San Francisco have some new ammunition with the recent installation of the city's first seedbomb vending machine! Designed by L.A.'s Common Studio, the re-purposed gum-ball machine

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Stunning Green Family Home Set in the California Redwoods

Stunning Green Family Home Set in the California Redwoods

Here is a house that we bet you wish you grew up in. Built for a large family and developed to reduce its environmental footprint, this home feels a lot like summer camp. Located on a twenty acre site in

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AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! This weekend the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco will be kicking off its first-ever set of Living: Home tours in gorgeous Marin County! There

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Donate Your Dog and Cat Hair to Clean Up the Oil Spill

Donate Your Dog and Cat Hair to Clean Up the Oil Spill

Dogs may be our best friends, but did you know they can also aid us in cleaning up the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Matter of Trust, a San Franscisco non-profit devoted to “mimick[ing] how

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Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

All of our patient waiting has finally paid off - the final design for San Francisco's new transit center was finally revealed last week! The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center is designed to hold 12

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San Francisco Launches First Crowd-Sourced Tree Census

San Francisco Launches First Crowd-Sourced Tree Census

Last week the city of San Francisco announced the first-ever tree census. Joined by the California Department of Forestry and the local nonprofit Friends of the Urban Forest, the city unveiled Urban

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