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3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application

3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application

3D printers are everywhere these days, creating items from racecars to prosthetic beaks for bald eagles. Sadly, one major drawback of this new technology is that the objects made from metals and plastic

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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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400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

Ever since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired last year, several spacecraft have gone to new homes for the public to enjoy. Their journeys have often been spectacular, such as the Enterprise flying over

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Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Los Angeles Cuts Vehicle Pollution By A Massive 98% Since 1960!

Bart Everett / Shutterstock.com Los Angeles can be a pedestrian's nightmare with its sprawling highways and eternal traffic jams. But if you think it's bad today, think about what it must have been

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Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

  Santa Monica-based architecture firm Daly Genik teamed with a local nonprofit agency to redevelop this low-rise apartment complex at an entrance to the I-10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. The

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6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

Transforming Arms into Tools, Mozambique Since 1995, The Christian Council of Mozambique has managed a program that offers tools (such as bicycles, sewing machines and hoes) to those who bring in their

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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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Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

The 640 square foot home packs in a bevy of green building features. Starting on the exterior, a rainwater capturing system harvests rainwater from the roof for landscape irrigation. That same roof has a

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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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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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Sculptural Lago Vista House in Los Angeles is Bathed in Soft Natural Light

Sculptural Lago Vista House in Los Angeles is Bathed in Soft Natural Light

Designed to blend with the native grasses, the small zen-like home is nonetheless a striking feature of the dramatic landscape without being to overbearing. It is oriented to maximize views of the nearby

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Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Los Angeles Becomes the Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles made eco-history, by enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. The vote, which passed through the L.A. City Council, made Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban

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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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Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith’s Paper Geodes Add Sparkle to Nondescript Los Angeles Buildings

Paige Smith prefers to express her point of view through 3D paper sculptures instead of traditional paint. Her finished works represent mineral formations like crystals, quartz, and especially geodes. But

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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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Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

While rapper Ice Cube is certainly known for his lyrical stylings, what you may not know is that he studied architectural drafting before he got big. He also has a deep appreciation for design - and he

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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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Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

Eye-Popping SRES 2 Rainbow School Brightens Up a Rundown Community in Los Angeles

This technicolored school, aptly named the Rainbow School, has done more than brighten up the LA neighborhood it calls home - it's actually making lives there better. DLR Group hosted several outreach

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SCI-Arc’s Billowing Graduation Pavilion Was Made With Giant Knitting Needles

SCI-Arc’s Billowing Graduation Pavilion Was Made With Giant Knitting Needles

The beautiful canopy reached across the cloudless sky, spanning 60 x 110 feet. Oyler Wu enlisted aid from their students to help build the undulating structure, which sheltered the 900 friends and family

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25,000 Chopsticks Create Stunning Wooden Clouds Inside LA’s Tsujita Restaurant

25,000 Chopsticks Create Stunning Wooden Clouds Inside LA’s Tsujita Restaurant

Architect Takeshi Sano sought to create a beautiful and mysterious atmosphere influenced by traditional Japanese design. To do this he integrated an incredible ceiling art piece with the restaurant's

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Green Oak Writer’s Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

Green Oak Writer’s Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

Inspiration for the home office came from the "Russian word пустынь or poustinia (which literally means desert): a small simply furnished and preferably remote cabin to which a monk would retreat

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Scott Campbell Carves Skull Out Of $11,000 of US Currency

Scott Campbell Carves Skull Out Of $11,000 of US Currency

Albeit amazing to look at, Scott Campbell's series of skulls carved from stacks of one dollar bills are not the greenest artworks we've covered. Using lasers, the artist carves into real, uncut United

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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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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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LEED Certified Los Angeles Dept of Recreation Building Opens Today and You’re Invited!

LEED Certified Los Angeles Dept of Recreation Building Opens Today and You’re Invited!

Please join the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), The Everychild Foundation, and the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers as we cut the ribbon on our newly

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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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