[Sierra] Comfort Zone: Breathing Rooms
ARTS / Sierra Magazine / Urban Issues / Venice

[Sierra] Comfort Zone: Breathing Rooms

One family has turned their house green, walls and all. Continue reading

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[Blog] Heyday’s “Green” Homes: Rock Row to Buzz Court
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[Blog] Heyday’s “Green” Homes: Rock Row to Buzz Court

Los Angeles housing developer The Heyday Partnership put its new project, Buzz Court, on the market less than two months ago. And now? Sold out. It must be a sign of the times — “green” architecture is as good as gold. I learned about Heyday when I wrote a case study of their previous project, Rock Row in Eagle Rock. (Full paper below.) I was impressed that the project incorporated a range of sustainable strategies without compromising aesthetics. Buzz Court seems to evince the same qualities. And Los Angeles is better for it. Continue reading

LOS ANGELES / Northeast LA / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] Robert Winter: A Legendary Educator

Robert Winter, a retired Oxy professor, architecture enthusiast, and charismatic speaker, radiated excitement during a lecture given to 31 Oxy students in his own living room. Art History and Visual Arts Professor Amy Lyford has brought her “Modern Architecture” class to hear Winter talk about Arts and Crafts architecture. It was a short trip on the Bengal Bus; Oxy is only a few miles from Winter’s Pasadena home overlooking the Arroyo Seco. Like many of Pasadena’s architecturally significant dwellings, it has a name – the Batchelder House, in recognition of its architect and first resident, the esteemed tilemaker Ernest Batchelder…. Continue reading

LOS ANGELES / Northeast LA / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] The Victorian Los Angeles

A journey one hundred years back to the age of kerosene lamps and cross-country train expeditions, preserved in central Los Angeles By: Daina Beth Solomon Issue date: 11/25/08 Section: Features What is that cluster of Victorian buildings by the Arroyo Seco that drivers see from the Pasadena Freeway? A movie set? A Victorian-style theme park? … Continue reading