Tour Some of Marin County’s Best Homes at AIA SF’s Marin Living: Home Tours

May 17, 2013 by  
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Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans – AIA SF’s 2013 Marin Living:Home Tours is back again! For the past three years, the owners of some of Marin County’s most impressive homes have opened their doors, allowing the public to look at their private spaces. And once again, AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are gearing up to host the Marin Living: Home Tours event, which will take place on TOMORROW (May 18th) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s program includes a houseboat in Sausalito, a LEED Gold-certified communal living facility in San Rafael, and Koji Tsutsui & Associates’ gorgeous Multicellular House in Mill Valley (pictured at top). Head over to the Home Tours website to preview all the homes and purchase tickets. BUY MARIN LIVING:HOME TOUR TICKETS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIA san francisco , AIA SF , AIA SF Home Tours , Andrea Ponsi , bay area , David Spurgeon Architect , Feldman Architecture , Koji Tsutsui & Associates , marin county , mill valley , North Bay , Ross , San Francisco , San Rafael , sausalito , Tiburon , Van Meter Williams Pollack        

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AIA San Francisco’s Marin Living: Home Tours Returns This Weekend!

May 7, 2012 by  
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A special announcement for San Francisco Bay Area Inhabitants: AIA SF’s Marin Living: Home Tours are back! It’s well-known that the hills of the North Bay are overflowing with architectural treasures — you just have to know where to look. Every year, the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects gives tour-goers an opportunity to take a peek at some of the most innovative residences in the area — inside and out — and this year will be no exception. On Saturday, May 12 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM you can tour homes in Sausalito, Mill Valley and San Rafael, meet design teams, and learn more about the design process. Want to get in on the fun? Head over to AIA SF and register now ! + 2012 Marin Living: Home Tours + AIA San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIA san francisco , AIA SF , AIA SF Home Tours , bay area , Ewald Tajbaksh Architecture , Jay Behr Design , marin county , Michael Rex Associates , Miers Architects , mill valley , Ohashi Design Studio , San Francisco , San Rafael , sausalito , YamaMar Design

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Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics

May 7, 2012 by  
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Flame retardants are abundant in household furniture, despite the fact that they only delay fires by a few seconds and the inhalation of such chemicals often kills victims before an actual fire. While manufacturers including IKEA have pledged to phase such chemicals out of their products, they are still abundant in foam cushions and global demand is surging. A Chicago Tribune series that launched this week reveals that the reason chemical makers make a mint selling their products to furniture companies is part fear and part tactics learned from the tobacco industry. Read the rest of Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , big tobacco , chemical industry , chemicals , Citizens for Fire Safety , David Heimblach , flame retardants , ikea , tobacco industry , toxic chemicals

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The Acoustic Factory Creates Soundproofing from Living Plants and Recycled Materials

May 7, 2012 by  
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Few things more annoying than trying to work in an environment where you can’t hear what your colleagues are saying. The Acoustic Factory has put a green twist on solving acoustic problems, producing soundproofing designs from natural materials. The products are either living plants, natural products, or recycled materials. The company collects corks that are thrown away in the Netherlands and turns them into interior products, and it even uses damaged incontinence pads to make soundproofing material. And the company’s award-winning Greenwalls are made of moss, which, because of its structure and density, has excellent soundproofing characteristics. + Acoustic Factory The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acoustic design , Acoustic Factory , Green Walls , greenwalls , interior design , Living Walls , MoSS , moss wall , recycled cork , Recycled Materials , soundproofing , sustainable businesses

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