Salvaged Beauty’s On the Menu at San Fran’s New Kusakabe Sushi Bar

August 1, 2014 by  
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Kusakabe is a new kaiseki -style sushi bar that has elevated sustainable building to a new level of elegance. Designed and constructed by ArcHive designbuild, located in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square, the 31-seat restaurant has salvaged materials throughout its interior, from the 30-foot slab of solid elm that functions as the bar to the ceiling and walls, made of salvaged eucalyptus and bamboo plywood, respectively. Its interior is tranquil and bright, with the minimalism and clean lines that characterize Japanese design. The restaurant’s sophistication is also reflected in its menu : kaiseki is the Japanese equivalent of  haute cuisine , and utilizes an extensive palette of colors, tastes, flavors, and cooking technique s. + Kusakabe + ArcHive Photos by Patricia Chang ,  Dan Hogman , and ArcHive 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: bamboo , elm , Eucalyptus , Kusakabe , repurposed , repurposed wood , Salvaged , salvaged building materials , salvaged material , salvaged materials , salvaged wood , sushi , sushi bar , sushi house , sushi restaurant , upcycled , upcycled materials

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Inside the Most Sustainable Sushi Restaurant in the U.S.

November 1, 2011 by  
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Portland, Oregon’s Bamboo Sushi is powered by wind energy, Marine Stewardship Council-certified, and is singlehandedly proving that sustainable sushi doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

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US Firms Barely Rank in Global Climate Change Disclosure Lists

November 1, 2011 by  
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Just 8 percent of North American companies fully disclose carbon emissions data, compared to more than 53 percent of European firms, according to the latest carbon rankings from the Environmental Investment Organisation.

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US Firms Barely Rank in Global Climate Change Disclosure Lists

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