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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world, and together they have managed to make quite an impact with sustainable architecture. Granted, not every architecture firm

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Students Re-Envision Los Angeles’ Ports O’Call for the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Charette

Students Re-Envision Los Angeles’ Ports O’Call for the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Charette

Each of the projects submitted by the students required the integration of a grandiose waterfront promenade and bike path, a minimum three acre park—dubbed the Fisherman’s Park—with integrated water

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The G-POD Wins Best Outdoor Product at Dwell on Design

The G-POD Wins Best Outdoor Product at Dwell on Design

Reminiscent of the London Eye the smallest of the three models, the Seater, spins 360 degrees, allowing loungers the freedom to rotate towards their favored view. The mid-size model, the Lounger, also

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Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

The Casa Bubble houses are not meant to be permanent structures and are actually being marketed for temporary exhibitions, temporary eco-tourism structures, and special event occasions. Each module is

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

EXCLUSIVE PICS: The PUNCHouse Is Santa Monica’s First Energy-Neutral LEED Platinum Home

Photos © Evelyn Lee Local Waste Management helped to coordinate the deconstruction of the existing structure, donating 60 tons of reusable materials to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their

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California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s plans for high-speed rail are surging ahead in spite of national controversy over the cost of the project. A report from the state filed earlier this month found that the completed cost of

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Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Many of the entrepreneurial minds at the conference are looking to create sustainable solutions, and the finalists from OG25 green start-up competition were no exception. Every one of the the 25 start-ups

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Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green - the largest multidisciplinary sustainability business conference in the US - will be kicking off THIS WEEK running from November 10-11 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, and we're

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Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

Inhabitat Takes the New Yaris 2012 for a Test Drive!

The 2nd generation Yaris will soon be hitting local dealerships, offering increased fuel efficiency at an incredible value. Recently, Inhabitat was asked to preview the Yaris, and we were more that happy

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JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

This Saturday JetBlue is offering $4 flights between the Burbank and Long Beach airports in an effort to help residents avoid the inevitable Carmegedon that will occur with the closing of a 10-mile

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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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Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 Invites Industry Leaders to Discuss Sustainability

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 Invites Industry Leaders to Discuss Sustainability

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2011 is looking forward to a more sustainable future. More companies are learning to better balance on the three pillars that encapsulates what many consider a sustainable

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Estria Foundation Address the Water Crisis With 10 Murals in 10 Cities

Estria Foundation Address the Water Crisis With 10 Murals in 10 Cities

The Estria Foundation recently unveiled the first of ten murals in their “Water Writes” campaign, which focuses on expressing the perspectives of communities that are highly affected by water issues.

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Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Plan for 1,680 Miles of Bikeways

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Plan for 1,680 Miles of Bikeways

Fans of human powered bi-peds in the City of Angels rejoice! The Los Angeles City Council just approved a plan calling for 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways. The new undertaking will call for more

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I

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Proto Homes’ Sunlight Residence Signals a New Dawn for Sustainable Modern Homes

Proto Homes’ Sunlight Residence Signals a New Dawn for Sustainable Modern Homes

Proto Homes' Founder and CEO Frank Vafaee combined his knowledge of architecture and construction with his desire to make modern architecture more affordable. An integral part of the company's strategy

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Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Overlooking the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, California, the ultra-sustainable Vicino House features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the

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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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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

DesignWeek LA 2010 Kicks Off This Week!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans! DesignWeek LA is currently in full swing, bringing an explosion of design events to the greater Los Angeles area. The event runs straight through Sunday and the full

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LA Businesses Push for Nation’s Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

LA Businesses Push for Nation’s Largest Solar Feed-In Tariff

The business community in Los Angeles is going green in a big way by pushing forward a plan to energize the city with the nation's largest solar feed-in tariff. At the forefront of the movement is the

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker's first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer "Level 2" electric vehicle charging stations for any

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LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

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

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Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat Reports on the Best of Dwell On Design 2010!

Inhabitat set up a booth in collaboration with Touch Studio to showcase the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening DIY Design Competition. Dwell Outdoor showcased an incredible array of green designs

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today

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Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Dwell on Design: Inhabitat Teams up With Touch for Pop-Up Eco Shop!

Conference goers at this year's Dwell on Design event will have ample opportunities to do some shopping, and thanks to a unique collaboration with Touch in Culver City (who helped curate our booth this

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Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Hey Los Angeles readers! Want to score a free ticket to the West Coast's largest design event, Dwell on Design? We're looking for a few volunteers to help us man our fabulous Inhabibooth during the show,

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Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design 2010! Heads up LA Readers! If you'll be in Southern California from June 25-27 and want to check out the state of the art in sustainable design then you can't miss the

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LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

LA Box Collective Showcases Modern Eco Furniture in Los Angeles

Formed in January of 2008, LA Box Collective is a group of professional furniture designers and makers that are committed to environmentally–conscious design and production. Their first collection

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