These innovative solar slates from Heritage Solar Slate have been developed with similar aesthetic properties to roofing slates. They are fully weather proof and, unlike traditional solar panels, blend in with standard roof slates to provide an aesthetically pleasing solar panel roof. Heritage Solar Slates are ideal for use in conservation areas, on historic buildings, new builds or renovation projects. It is hoped that the slate panels will enable groups like The UK's National Trust to reduce the carbon footprint of historical buildings and attractions.
Commissioned by the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, "Cradle" is designed by Los Angeles-based studio of Ball-Nogues and is situated on the exterior wall of an existing parking structure at Santa Monica Place. Near the beach and the Third Street Promenade, the site is heavily trafficked by tourists on foot and in automobiles. An aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel spheres, the sculpture operates structurally like an enormous Newton’s Cradle - the ubiquitous toy found on the desktops of corporate executives. Each ball is suspended by a cable from a point on the wall and locked in position by a combination of gravity and neighboring balls while reflecting the a distorted image of passerby in both cars on foot.
The v100 Mod Box is a modern, high-end, prefabricated live and work space. It can easily be adapted for many different uses, with its 10’ X 10’ X 10’ highly efficient, zero maintenance design gives a deceptively spacious feel. The appliances and fixtures are state of the art, and chosen for their quality, comfort, and low energy consumption. All construction materials are recycled or recyclable and contain no VOCs, earning a Platinum Leeds Certification. Its minimilist aesthetic cuts a sleek outline and is low-maintenance. Three Mod Boxes will be installed on a Phoenix infill lot by the end of September and rent for about $1,000 a month.The standard model includes two boxes separated by a breezeway. One side includes a kitchen and living space and the other side has a bathroom and bedroom.
The Los Angeles Design Group have created an interior design for RK Apothecary, a store that sells bath and body products. The interior features a series of “outré fruit” tables to display products. The designers wanted to create a shopping environment that was spatially efficient as well as visually engaging, due to the small size of the store. They designed hanging light fixtures to fill the double-height ceilings, and tables that enabled the shoppers to browse unhindered by the obstacles of large floor displays. The practical problems of the space forced LADG to imagine new possibilities for the existing space, as shown by the organic shapes of the tables and displays, which were inspired by the anatomy of the fruity ingredients in the Apothecary's line.