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South Africa's first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc

The Green Building Council recently awarded South Africa’s highest possible Interiors Green Star v1 certification to Capetown-based company Formfunc Studio’s office spaces — the first such rating to be awarded in the country for an office and distribution center. Spearheaded by local multidisciplinary environmental firm Terramanzi Group, the design optimizes energy efficiency as well as occupant health and wellness. Designed with the Green Star Rating Tool in mind, the environmental consultants...
Tags: Design, Office, Sensors, Architecture, South Africa, Gallery, Composting, Ergonomic, Green Office, Capetown, Kim Kowalski, Green Building Council, Office Design, Green Star, Humanscale, low VOC


LEED Gold-targeted Ottawa library will honor local history

After nearly a year of public input by Canadians from coast to coast, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has finally revealed renderings for the new Ottawa library and archives. Designed in collaboration with KWC Architects, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility will be an innovative landmark representative of all Canadians. The building will target, at minimum, LEED Gold certification and will reflect the region’s rich history and natural beauty with its...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Library, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Archives, Quebec, Cafe, Ottawa, Carousel Showcase, Ottawa River, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Nature Inspired Architecture


Water Street Tampa hits major sustainability milestone

Back in June 2019, Inhabitat did a story about Florida’s Water Street Tampa and its goal to become the world’s healthiest neighborhood. Fast forward to January 2020, and the ambitious 56-acre neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Tampa is making headlines again with its new cooling plant, one of the first buildings to open. The District Cooling Plant will produce and distribute cold water to provide sustainable air conditioning to most of the buildings that make up Water Street Tampa.  Tampa Ma...
Tags: Florida, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Tampa, Sustainable Materials, Ybor City, Water Street Tampa, Jane Castor, Downtown Tampa, District Cooling Plant, Water Street Tampa Tampa, Baker Barrios, Tampa Bay Trane


LEED-Platinum learning lab is a beacon of sustainability

In a bold move to embrace environmental education, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine recently welcomed the Roux Center for the Environment, a new three-story academic building that’s also been certified LEED Platinum. Designed by Cambridge-based architectural firm CambridgeSeven Associates, Inc., the 29,000-square-foot interdisciplinary building brings together faculty and students from across campus into a collaborative setting focused on finding solutions to the world’s environmental challen...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Cambridge, Solar, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Leed Platinum, LEED, CLT, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine, Academic building, Teaching Lab


Climate-adaptive park in Copenhagen wins Arne of the Year Award

One of Copenhagen’s newest green parks, the Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen, has just received Copenhagen’s most prestigious architecture prize — the Arne of the Year Award. Designed by Danish design studio SLA, the nearly 35,000-square-meter urban park is most notable for its effective solutions to cloudbursts, a term describing sudden heavy rainfall that can trigger violent flash floods. Using blue-green space as a sponge for rainwater, the cloudburst adaptation project not only mitigate...
Tags: Garden, Design, Park, Gallery, Urban Design, Denmark, Copenhagen, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Parks / Wildlife, Arne, Urban Park, Stormwater Management, Urban Heat Island Effect, Stormwater Runoff, Cloudburst


Photos: Mondo Cozmo at the Hi Hat

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Mondo Cozmo, the musical venture of singer-songwriter Joshua Ostrander, have been busy making plans for the follow-up to their 2017 debut album “Plastic Soul.” On Thursday night, though, the band revisited its beginnings, performing a sold-out show at the Hi Hat, where they made their live debut in October 2016. They debuted one new song, “Mercy,” and ripped through all of their 2019 singles, “Generator,” “Come On” and “Black Cadillac,” as well as came back a...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Show Review, Andy Clockwise, Mondo Cozmo, Jessica Hanley, Joshua Ostrander, Jean Crawford, Poppy Jean Crawford, Black Cadillac


Photos: Fever Joy, Luna Aura and Talker at the Echo

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Wednesday night’s show at the Echo with Fever Joy, Luna Aura, Talker and Phebe Starr was like watching ships passing in perfectly coordinated choreography through the night, as Talker (led by Celeste Tauchar) and her band just got back from their five-date tour through the West Coast, and this was the second date of Luna Aura and Fever Joy’s four-date romp across California and Phoenix. Luna Aura graced the stage in a white sash and satin gloves, befitting th...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, San Francisco, Gallery, Sydney, Vancouver, West Coast, Show Review, KROQ, Sheryl Crow, Sean Baker, Robitaille, Phebe Starr, Talker, Luna Aura


Noah Davis Is Gone; His Paintings Continue to Hypnotize

The first large exhibition of paintings by the young Los Angeles-based artist, who died in 2015, impresses on several fronts at David Zwirner.
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, David, Gallery, Museums, Davis, Ny, Helen, Joseph, Calif, Noah Davis, Women and Girls, Zwirner, Chelsea (Manhattan, Molesworth


Silversun Pickups stay true to form on a euphoric night at the Observatory

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Remember those spindly indie kids who clawed their way into Silversun Pickups’ shows in the early 2000s? They need to hire babysitters to see one of the L.A. quartet’s concerts now, and some aren’t so spindly anymore. As for those rangy Pickups themselves, Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester and Christopher Guanlao seem hermetically sealed since the mid-2000s, both in body and spirit. On Wednesday night at the Observatory, the second of a 30-date tour i...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Southern California, Show Review, Don, Lester, Observatory, Silversun Pickups, The Observatory, Matt Cowan, Aubert, Monninger, Better Nature, Eliza & the Delusionals, Christopher Guanlao


Calamus unveils worlds safest e-bike at CES 2020

India-based startup Calamus recently unveiled the Calamus One Ultrabike, an electric bicycle that they claim is “the world’s safest and most advanced” of its kind. Integrated with elements typically only seen on motor vehicles, the innovative e-bicycle combines safety features and high-end tech into a sleek and beautifully designed package. The Ultrabike was exhibited at the CES 2020 show and is available on Indiegogo for pre-order. Crafted to evoke continuity, the Ultrabike uses 6000 series ai...
Tags: Design, India, Ces, Sensors, Bicycles, Gallery, Bicycle, LEDs, Aluminum, Bike, Electric Bike, Biometric, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Bicycle Safety, e-Bike


Floating, nest-inspired Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa opens

One of the most eagerly-awaited floating hotels has finally opened their doors. Located on Sweden’s remote Lule River, the Arctic Bath Hotel and Spa is a nest-inspired, circular building that floats on the water during the summer months and is suspended on top of the frozen lake during winter. Designed by architectural team Johan Kauppi, Annkathrin Lundqvist and Bertil Hagström, the striking design incorporates several luxury cabins built with all-natural, sustainable materials. While there are...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Lapland, Floating Hotels, Northern Europe, Floating Houses, Floating Architecture, Lule River, Post-format-gallery, Cabin Designs, Sustainable Cabin Design, Round Architecture, Cabin Hotels


Tiny prefab cabins in Brazilian forest assembled in under two days

Brazilian architecture firm Porto Quadrado has revealed a serene refuge composed of three prefab cabins tucked into the wilderness of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul. The Alpes São Chico Housing Complex is comprised of three tiny cabins, all made out of structural insulated panels (SIP), which were assembled on-site in less than two days. The result is a low impact refuge that lets its homeowners reconnect with nature. According to the architects, they were first approached by a family who was looki...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, New Zealand, Brazil, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Minimalist Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Architecture, Rio Grande, Off Grid Cabins, Post-format-gallery, Tiny Cabin Design, Prefab Cabins, Prefab Design


KUKU birdhouses combine sustainability and wildlife protection

Birds play an important role in the environment. They are responsible for dispersing seeds, pollination and pest control. However, urban growth contributes to driving them out of their homes. The KUKU birdhouse offers a solution to the problem in a cute, functional and sustainable design. Designed by Marco Antonio Barba Sánchez, KUKU was created to provide a place for birds to feel protected and to reproduce. The inspiration comes from the realization that bird populations are dropping in many ...
Tags: Design, Environment, Birds, Gallery, Sustainable Design, Parks / Wildlife, Bird Habitat, Wildlife Protection, Marco Antonio Barba Sánchez, Marco Barba, KUKU, Marco Barba Design


Photos: The New Pornographers at the Fonda Theatre

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Coming off the release of their latest record “In the Morse Code of Brake Lights” last fall, the indie-rock collective known as the New Pornographers satiated a crowd of eager die-hards with a lengthy set on Monday night at the Fonda Theatre. With only a few shows under their belt on this current tour, the New Pornos eased right into their new material, blending it into a setlist of older tunes, all while frontman Carl Newman bantered with the crowd on and of...
Tags: Music, Featured, La, Gallery, Show Review, Fleming, Fonda Theatre, Diane Coffee, David Lee Roth, The New Pornographers, Shaun Fleming, Kathryn Calder, Carl Newman, Samuel C Ware, Morse Code of Brake Lights, Fonda Theatre With


Futuristic, seashell-inspired home is clad in reclaimed wood

Torino-based design studio Wafai Architecture has unveiled an incredible home design that is inspired by the organic shape of a simple seashell. With its tubular volume and light-inviting cutouts, the design for the Scandinavian Seashell Home was not only inspired by nature, but also counts on several sustainable features, such as reclaimed wood cladding, to reduce its environmental impact. The prolific studio’s founder, Abdul Sater Wafai, has become well-known for his spectacular house concept...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Building Materials, Round Homes, Post-format-gallery, Natural Materials, Timber Homes, Reclaimed Building Materials, Straw Insulation, Futuristic Home Design, Seashell Home, Wafai Architecture, Tubular Structures, Scandinavian Seashell Home


Caroline Polachek takes a scary fall on an otherwise ascendant night at the Fonda

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] There were plenty of thrills — and one notable spill — when Caroline Polachek headlined the Fonda Theatre on Saturday night. Polachek, formerly one-half of the pop duo Chairlift, was touring in support of last fall’s album “Pang,” her first release under her own name (after having made music as Ramona Lisa and CEP). The crowd at the sold-out Fonda showered her with adulation as she opened the show with the first two songs from the new album, “The Gate,” and t...
Tags: Music, Featured, Beyonce, Los Angeles, Gallery, Show Review, Chairlift, Fonda Theatre, Fonda, Ramona Lisa, Corrs, Pang, Caroline Polachek, Polachek, Dana Lynn, Ocean of Tears


Photos: Shakey Graves at the Lodge Room

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Shakey Graves, aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia, charmed the pants off everyone in attendance on his first of three intimate shows at the Lodge Room in Highland Park on Wednesday night. It’s not often an entire audience makes friends with their neighbors before a show, but the sensitive souls who follow this pied piper felt the need to share the love he inspires. Much of the front two rows were fans with Austin connections, some even making the trip to see the man ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Austin, Gallery, Show Review, Highland Park, Hollywood Bowl, Culver City, Alejandro Rose Garcia, Shakey Graves, Rose Garcia, Lodge Room


Photos: Wolf Parade at the Regent Theater

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Wolf Parade breezed through L.A. on Thursday night in support of new album, “Thin Mind.” The synth-heavier new material fit in virtually seamlessly with songs from their first four albums during their crisply played, upbeat set. They devoted better than a third of the set to the new album, also dipping back in their catalog to revisit two favorites from 2005’s “Apologies to the Queen Mary” (including “Disco Sheets” and “Shine a Light” during the encore) and t...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Show Review, Mary, Dan Boeckner, Wolf Parade, Land of Talk, Matt Cowan, Nithya Raman, Disco Sheets, Mount Zoomer


Buhais Geology Park opens in UAE's Sharjah Desert

British architectural firm Hopkins Architects has completed the Buhais Geology Park Interpretative Centre, a new research and education facility highlighting the “prehistoric and geological significance” of the former seabed known as al-Madam Plain. Located southeast of the UAE city of Sharjah, the Geology Park was created as part of a series of learning and conservation centers operated by Sharjah’s Environmental Protected Areas Authority. The design of the site-sensitive complex comprises five...
Tags: Design, Earth, Architecture, Gallery, Geology, United Arab Emirates, Sea Urchin, Fossils, Uae, Sharjah, Carousel Showcase, Jebel, Hopkins Architects, Nature Inspired Architecture, Education Center, Interpretive Center


Transformed midcentury modern home focuses on sustainability

Originally designed in 1956, this mid-century property in Indianapolis has been remodeled to reflect the new owner’s modern style. The design plan included methods to turn the 60-year-old house with outdated fixtures and overgrown landscaping into an organized, harmonious, private living space. By prioritizing the preservation of the original architecture as much as possible while maintaining privacy for the occupants, the designers were able to create a “Midcentury Modern” home with sustainabil...
Tags: Design, Indianapolis, Architecture, Gallery, Modern, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Interior, Sustainable Architeture, Sustainable Remodel


Juliana Hatfield uncovers decades’ worth of inspiration at the Echoplex

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Los Angeles has had a long-running yet intermittent love affair with Juliana Hatfield dating back to the days the Blake Babies broke out of the college radio ranks and her Juliana Hatfield Three project followed. Since then, she’d sweep through town every few years like a breath of fresh air. Her songwriting craft and musicianship are second-to-none in an industry of bar-chord rock. She can do it all with an open heart and open fingering on the fretboard. She...
Tags: Music, Featured, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Gallery, States, Hatfield, Show Review, Juliana Hatfield, Roxanne, Recording Academy, Oram, Newton John, Blake Babies, Potty Mouth, Dean Fisher


BREEAM-certified renovation for 70s modernist icon in Amsterdam

MVSA Architects has dramatically breathed new life into Amsterdam’s iconic Rivierstaete — a monolithic 1973 modernist office building on the Amstel — with a sustainable and architecturally sensitive makeover that connects the building to the riverfront and surrounding community in a way unlike ever before. Completed last year, the renovation has earned a BREEAM Very Good distinction for its future-proof design that emphasizes flexibility as well as energy-saving technologies. The addition of gre...
Tags: Europe, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Amsterdam, Energy Efficiency, The Netherlands, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Modernist, Climate Control, Plas, Green Roofs, Roof garden, BREEAM


Tencent gets proposal from MVRDV for green smart city

After two years of development, MVRDV has unveiled its competition entry for Chinese tech giant Tencent’s next campus — a green and futuristic smart city shaped like a continuous undulating mountain range. Located on a 133-hectare site in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Bay, the nature-inspired development combines references to the lush, mountainous surroundings with Tencent’s cutting-edge technology. The massive urban district is expected to include enough office space for 80,000 to 100,000 employees, publ...
Tags: Smart City, Japan, Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Tencent, Toyota, Solar Panels, Shenzhen, Carousel Showcase, Green City, Conference Center, MVRDV, Sustainable City


Zero-carbon home uses hemp fiber for innovative design

As designers and architects continue searching for innovative, sustainable building materials, hemp is becoming a front runner in the world of green design. In fact, London-based firm Practice Architecture collaborated with local hemp farmers in Cambridgeshire for the Flat House — a zero-carbon home built using hemp grown on-site. To create the amazing home, Practice Architecture’s team headed to Margent Farm, a massive 53-acre farming facility in rural Cambridgeshire that cultivates its own he...
Tags: Design, London, Israel, Architecture, Gallery, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Cambridgeshire, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Green Architecture, Dezeen, Post-format-gallery, Green Home Design, Hemp Design


Photos: Saint Motel at the Observatory

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Saint Motel turned the first night of their 2020 tour, titled “The Motion Picture Show,” into a spectacle on Friday night at the sold-out Observatory. The L.A. quartet in October released the first installment of their new album, an EP titled “The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 1.” The five-song release arrived with slick videos for each song, and Friday’s show — which featured costume and set design changes for each “scene” — was equally cinematic...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Jackson, Elise, Local Artist, Show Review, Saint Motel, Observatory, Bryan Greenberg, Van Horn, Kolars, Diane Mozart For Elise


Photos: King Princess at the Wiltern

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] “Is anyone out there gay?” Mikaela Strauss — better known as King Princess — asked the crowd at the Wiltern on Friday night. She was answered by a thunderous roar, one of many that punctuated the singer’s 100-minute concert on the first of her two nights at the Wiltern. It was a concert that was more like a wild party, on stage and off, with King Princess and her band imbibing during the show and the crowd soaking up the abundant energy. Gay or straight, the ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Pussy, Gallery, Kilo Kish, Show Review, Wiltern, KISH, Dana Lynn, King Princess, Mikaela Strauss, My Phone Talia Trust


Theo Katzman keeps the vibe lively at the Fonda Theatre

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Theo Katzman’s performance at The Fonda theatre on Friday night proved that he loves playing live and that joy is totally palpable and infectious to anyone in the room. Though he’s more widely known as the guitarist/drummer/vocalist of funk-jazz fusion group Vulfpeck, he’s making a name for himself solo. His third record “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in The Age of Vibe” was released this year and shows more of a pop-rock singer-songwriter who is finally getting...
Tags: Music, Featured, Berlin, Gallery, Jason Statham, Jason, Local Artist, Show Review, Namm, Dawes, Michelle Shiers, Johnny, Fonda Theatre, Fonda, Lee Pardini, Vulfpeck


Photos: Agnes Obel at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

[See image gallery at buzzbands.la] Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel created her new album in the isolation of her Berlin home studio. Hence, its name: “Myopia,” due out Feb. 21. “The albums I’ve worked on have all required that I build a bubble of some kind in which everything becomes about the album,” she said in introducing it late last year. Like her previous three albums over the past decade, it figures to be a work of relative quietude and ethereal beauty, both of which were on display...
Tags: Music, Featured, Berlin, Gallery, Show Review, Masonic Lodge, Agnes Obel, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood Forever, Obel, Dana Lynn


This sustainable lodge is in the worlds oldest living desert

It’s not often that hotels located in stunning landscapes come close to matching that natural beauty, but the &Beyond Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is no ordinary hotel. Located in the surreal desert landscape of the Namib Desert, the eco-hotel, which was designed by South African–based Fox Browne Creative, is the epitome of luxurious design mixed with innovative sustainability. Deep in the Namib, the world’s oldest living desert, the &Beyond’s Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located in one of the world’s ...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Belize, Sustainable Design, Hotel Design, Grey Water, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namib, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Post-format-gallery, Sustainable Hotel Design, Solar Powered Hotels, Grey Water Use


Stunning House on the Rocks uses geothermal power

On Finland’s windswept Turku archipelago, Helsinki-based design practice and log house kit purveyor Pluspuu has completed yet another ecological wood house — fittingly named the House on the Rocks. Designed to embrace landscape views in multiple directions, the three-bedroom, two-bath residence is a custom design based on Pluspuu’s pre-designed house models Isokari and Kustavi. As with all Pluspuu projects, the geothermal-powered log house is built primarily from timber and boasts a relatively s...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Finland, Carbon Footprint, Geothermal Energy, Helsinki, Carousel Showcase, Timber Architecture, Turku, Terrace, Sustainable Architecture, Eco-friendly House, Laminated Timber, Wood Fiber Insulation