Everything in this LA store was built with repurposed cardboard rolls

January 24, 2017 by  
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Looks like some swanky LA shops are swapping glitz for green. Aesop , a popular skin care company, has just unveiled a new store completely built with repurposed cylindrical cardboard tubes . Inspired by the stripped fabric bolts discarded by nearby costume shops and fashion houses, designers Brooks + Scarpa went with the unique material to best represent Aesop’s natural, soothing aesthetic. The designers repurposed the six-inch cylindrical cardboard tubes , which are made out of cross laminated engineered paper by a local manufacturer, as the principal building material for the store. The bolts are repurposed from the Los Angeles fashion district just two miles away. Before installation, they were coated with a special flame-retardant material to add durability and strength. Related: Apple’s new Regent Street store is filled with daylight and living trees To build the walls, the tubes were placed in a vertical position to cover the entire layout of the store. From there, everything else was also made out of the recycled tubes, including paper display shelving, door jambs, countertops, cabinets, and a custom light fixture. The store is a resulting monochromatic, pared-back aesthetic is further enhanced by the three vintage porcelain sinks that were repurposed from a local salvage yard. + Aesop + Brooks + Scarpa

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Trump may ban the Environmental Protection Agency from funding scientific research

January 24, 2017 by  
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A troubling new report from Axios states that Donald Trump may soon ban the Environmental Protection Agency from funding scientific research. Reporters Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen described the Trump transition team’s action plan for the agency, which they were able to catch a glimpse of while covering the incoming administration. While they didn’t republish the complete document, the summary they’ve provided is terrifying enough. The excerpt the reporters published claims that the agency is manipulating the research it uses to further a political agenda – presumably, a reference to evidence-based policy addressing climate change . The quote in full reads: “EPA does not use science to guide regulatory policy as much as it uses regulatory policy to steer the science. This is an old problem at EPA. In 1992, a blue-ribbon panel of EPA science advisers that [sic] ‘science should not be adjusted to fit policy.’ But rather than heed this advice, EPA has greatly increased its science manipulation.” Related: The White House website has already been scrubbed of any mention of climate change While it’s unknown exactly who authored the document, the contents are not terribly surprising given that Trump’s transition team was headed by Myron Ebell, one of many career climate deniers on the incoming President’s team. It’s important to note that while this new attitude toward the EPA certainly puts much of the country’s climate and clean air policy at risk, environmentalists can at least take comfort in the fact that Congressional support would be needed to overturn many of the agency’s rules. It’s also likely that staff within the agency itself will oppose Trump’s anti-environmental agenda . Those two facts give concerned citizens room to fight for strong anti-pollution standards as the new administration takes office. Via Business Insider Images via Photos via EPA 1 , 2 , 3 and Gage Skidmore

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Brooks + Scarpa Complete Saw-Toothed Metalsa Center for Innovation in Mexico

July 29, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Brooks + Scarpa Complete Saw-Toothed Metalsa Center for Innovation in Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Brooks + Scarpa , brooks and scarpa , daylight , Daylighting , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , industrial building , LEED platinum , metalsa , metalsa sa , mexico , moneterrey , photovoltaics , saw-toothed , shade screen , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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American Institute of Architects Releases Top Ten Plus List of Greenest Buildings of 2013

May 6, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of American Institute of Architects Releases Top Ten Plus List of Greenest Buildings of 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 355 11th street , a new norris house , Aidlin Darling Design , american institute of architects committee on the environment , Brooks + Scarpa , charles david keeling apartments , clock shadow building , community impact of green buildings , continuum architects + planners , EHDD , federal center south building 1202 , full goods warehouse , KieranTimberlake , KMD Architects , lake flato architects , Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects , marin country day school learning resource center and courtyard , merritt crossing senior apartments , pearl brewery , robert c. french , ross barney architects , san francisco public utilities commission headquarters , swenson civil engineering building , the matarozzi/pelsinger multiuse building , top ten plus list of greenest buildings of 2013 , tricia south , yin yan house , zgf architects        

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Haunting Images Show What Major US Cities Would Look Like if Sea Levels Rose 25 Feet

May 6, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Haunting Images Show What Major US Cities Would Look Like if Sea Levels Rose 25 Feet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boston , Climate Change , global climate change , Miam , New York. , Nickolay Lamm , rising sea levels , sea level , Washington DC        

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

May 6, 2013 by  
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Heads up San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans – AIA SF’s 2013 Marin Living:Home Tours are coming up soon! 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 May 18 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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Brooks & Scarpa’s Orange Grove Apartments Are Modern, Simple & Sustainable

April 5, 2012 by  
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Yves Behar’s Refreshing New Design for SodaStream Source Set to Launch at MOST in Milan

April 5, 2012 by  
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Inhabitat favorite Yves Behar just unveiled an ultra-clean, minimalist redesign for the SodaStream Source home soda system. Set to be launched at the MOST showroom space at this year’s Milan Design Week , the stylish system makes a strong statement in the kitchen, and it also avoids the use of thousands of bottles and cans, which often end up in landfills. Read the rest of Yves Behar’s Refreshing New Design for SodaStream Source Set to Launch at MOST in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green products , Milan Design Week , milan design week 2012 , Milan Furniture Fair , MOST by Tom Dixon , Most Milan , Most showroom , Salone Del Mobile 2012 , Soda bar at milan , SodaStream , SodaStream by Yves Behar , Yves Béhar

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Brooks + Scarpa Unveil Plans for Light-Filled, Saw-Toothed Industrial Building in Mexico

February 13, 2012 by  
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Palm Springs’ Rosa Gardens Affordable Housing Achieves LEED Gold Certification

February 6, 2012 by  
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