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First Platinum Multifamily in LA County

This is Casa Dominguez, a new multifamily development in Los Angeles County.  It’s actually the first LEED Platinum multifamily project in the county, according to non-profit developer and architecture firm Abode Communities.  Located in East Rancho Dominguez, the project features a blend of one- to four-bedroom green apartments suited for low-income families.

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By |July 20th, 2010|Categories: Affordable, LEED, Multifamily|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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The Moderne Container Sales Center

Recently I noticed this container structure, The Moderne Showroom, which is a sales center for a mixed-use tower planned for Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It's not the first container sales center we've seen — recall the MirabeauB sales center — but it's interesting, temporary, and functional.  The structure was designed by Rinka Chung Architecture and provides another example of shipping container reuse in an architectural context. 

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By |July 19th, 2010|Categories: Container Design, Modern architecture|1 Comment
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Modern Motel 6 Takes LEED Certification

This is the first economy hotel in the nation to obtain LEED certification, according to a recent press release by Accor North America.  Located in Northlake near Texas Motor Speedway, the Motel 6 combines European style rooms, modern detailing, and eco-friendly elements while still remaining economic and approachable.  The green hotel opened in October 2009 and features some of the following green elements:

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By |July 18th, 2010|Categories: Hotel, LEED|1 Comment
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Walkable Suburbs, Wasting Water, Smaller Houses, + Green Leases

Green pools make a splash. Building a smaller house is better. 6 ways you're probably wasting water. Getting the most out of your green lease. New efficient energy code will save a […]

By |July 17th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments
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The E.D.G.E. of a Modern Green Home

This modern residence, monastic and fantastic at the same time, is called E.D.G.E., an Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment.  It’s small, with 480 square-feet of space, yet the space appears plentiful as it transforms to suit a variety of uses.  Plus it’s beautiful inside and out and has some incredible green elements.

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By |July 16th, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , |13 Comments
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Solar Powered Homes in Sunny SoCal

There’s a massive residential community under construction in Santa Fe Springs in Los Angeles County.  Comstock Homes, developer of The Villages at Heritage Springs, says it’s the largest solar powered community in the nation, which is partially why it’s so interesting.  These California homes come with roof-integrated Sunpower Suntiles, and they’re built for efficiency, too.

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By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: Single Family, Solar, Townhouse|Tags: , |0 Comments
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