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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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LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

Pallotta TeamWorks found a good deal on the warehouse, but after running the numbers realized they wouldn't be able to afford keeping the entire space air-conditioned -- plus, they were working on a

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Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Los Angeles County Opens Its First Green Library!

Absorbent parking lot pavement, low-water plumbing fixtures, and heat-reducing roofing are just a few of the sustainable features in the first ever eco-friendly building of the County of Los Angeles

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PHATport Solar Awning Provides Outdoor Shade and Solar Power

PHATport Solar Awning Provides Outdoor Shade and Solar Power

PHAT Energy recently unveiled the PHATport 350, an outdoor solar structure that can serve as everything from a cozy, sun-sheltering patio to an energy-generating car port (imagine plugging your EV into

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Oasis-Sprouting Solar Umbrellas for Los Angeles

Oasis-Sprouting Solar Umbrellas for Los Angeles

Project UMBRELLA just took the $5,000 first place award in The Architect’s Newspaper and SCI‐Arc's recent Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition, which asked entrants to

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Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Images © Tom Bonner The open-air art tower is located at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard with the Expo light rail line literally at the foot of the structure across the street and

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Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

The new Resnick Pavilion is part of a larger redevelopment plan for the art museum called the Transformation. The impressive endeavor includes the neighboring five-story Broad Contemporary Museum, also

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Multi-tasking Eco Stools are a Modern Take on Traditional Design

Multi-tasking Eco Stools are a Modern Take on Traditional Design

Portuguese designers Cláudio Cardoso and Telma Verissimo designed these fun multi-tasking Open stools that combine environmentally-responsible design with a playful modern aesthetic. Inspired by

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MASTODON Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter

MASTODON Mobile Skyscraper is a Pop Up Disaster Relief Shelter

We've seen our share of smart disaster relief shelters before, but none that ever featured a mobile skyscraper - until now. Dubbed the Transient Response System (TRS-1), this innovative design by

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Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Overall, the three firms believe in a much more sustainable, interconnected, and denser city where buildings serve multiple purposes and public transportation is the norm. Density, common spaces, more

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Los Angeles Planning a West Coast “High Line” Park

Los Angeles Planning a West Coast “High Line” Park

New York's High Line has been a smashing success -- so much so that other cities are now trying to emulate it. The Architect's Newspaper tells us that Los Angeles is working on its own version called the

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LA Considering Massive Central Park Above Highway 101

LA Considering Massive Central Park Above Highway 101

A massive proposal is on the table to create a half mile-long urban park above a section of Highway 101 in downtown Los Angeles. Dubbed Park 101, the proposal would create a roof and park over the 101,

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Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Photo credit: brunosan These last couple of months have been touch-and-go for the site of the iconic Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, but now thanks to a generous donation from Hugh Hefner, the site has

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Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

Build It Green Certified Residence in Los Angeles

The Jacobson Residence is a brand new construction in Los Angeles with a high eco factor - enough so that it is Build It Green and ENERGY STAR certified! If you're not familiar with Build It Green, it's

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Hidden House Is a Stunning Example of Sustainable Modern Architecture

Hidden House Is a Stunning Example of Sustainable Modern Architecture

Many architects and designers were caught dead in their tracks when the recent economic downturn struck. Standard architecture in Los Angeles successfully powers through by taking sustainable action,

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Modern Architecture Jewelry Made from Actual Construction Scraps!

Modern Architecture Jewelry Made from Actual Construction Scraps!

We're big fans of green architecture and eco jewelry, but what about eco jewelry made from actual architecture scraps? Well that's exactly what Los Angeles-based architecture firm Marmol Radziner (who

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Greenaid Installs Seedbomb Vending Machines to Beautify Our Cities

Greenaid Installs Seedbomb Vending Machines to Beautify Our Cities

Inhabitat reader dnl.phillips tells us about his Greenaid project, which installs “Seedbomb” vending machines in urban spaces to enable average city dwellers to become modern day Johnny Appleseeds. By

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Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

In a move to make Los Angeles coal-free by 2020, Mayor Antonio Villariagosa just announced a proposal for a monthly carbon surcharge on water and power bills. The funds will be used to transition the city

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RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

RecycleBank Pays Los Angeles Residents Cash for Their Trash

Starting April 5th, 15,000 single-family homes in Los Angeles will be able to earn cash for their trash through the city's new RecycleBank program. Participating households simply sign up to have their

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LA LIVE: LA’s New Ritz Carlton JW Marriott Tower Going for LEED GOLD

LA LIVE: LA’s New Ritz Carlton JW Marriott Tower Going for LEED GOLD

The Los Angeles skyline is changing, and its going for gold - LEED Gold, that is. Opening next week, the Gensler designed Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Mariott at the L.A. LIVE development mark

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