Lake Nona Institute Impact Forum

We had a great time in Orlando, Florida, for the Lake Nona Institute Impact Forum with Deepak Chopra.  It was an incredible day of discussion and meeting people who are truly dedicated to making the world a better place, and we are so thankful for the opportunity to participate.

The Daily Mirror features 747 Wing House

A new article on The Daily Mirror explores the story behind the construction of the 747 Wing House.  Click HERE to read the article


 

 

 

 

This luxurious mansion was built using a recycled JUMBO JET.

The homeowner needed special permission to build it so pilots flying overhead didn’t mistake the massive house for a crashed plane.

Architect David Hertz bought the scrap Boeing 747 for just £21,600 and used it to build the stunning house in the remote hills of Malibu, California.

He was hired for the job by homeowner Francie Rehwald, who wanted curves and feminine shapes for her dream house.

Francie interviewed 12 architects before deciding on David Hertz Architects and spent 15 years searching the globe for the perfect piece of land.

The Los Angeles Post covers David Hertz at 'Soil Totally Rocks!'

The online magazine The Los Angeles Post ran an article covering the 'Soil Totally Rocks' event that we recently participated.   Read the full article HERE or the excerpt posted below.

 

"We know that the production of meat causes complex environmental issues. So reach for those veggies! But did you know that fruits and vegetables, even from organic farms, most likely use blood, bone, and manure from animals that are raised unethically? It’s time to look deeper into the ‘skin of the earth’, the soil, and how we are as dumb as dirt to overlook its importance to environmental concerns and perhaps realize…dirt isn’t so dumb after all.

The event Soil Totally Rocks! brought together businesses, non-profits and trailblazers in the field under the umbrella of the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles to socialize and give talks on eco-accomplishments as varied as urban farming, composting, and creating water from the air. Like any serious solution, it required an entire committed community coming together to share ideas, resources, as well as good times.

Community participation is key to change, and David Hertz, founder of the Studio of Environmental Architecture and SkySource, which uses a revolutionary system that draws drinking water from the air, gives away the water in Venice to promote awareness and to benefit Venice residents and visitors. As an added layer of outreach the organization employs homeless kids to catch the water from the air."

Wing House on BBC 2's "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes"

Tonight on BBC 2, "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" will be traveling to Malibu, California to visit the iconic 747 Wing House.

You can view the episode HERE once it has been aired.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087yy4c

Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin explore extraordinary homes built in mountain locations around the world, meeting the owners and architects brave enough to take the challenges on.

Their journey starts in the Santa Monica mountains in California, where one homeowner built her dream home from the most unthinkable re-used building material - the wings and tail fins of a disused Boeing 747, which had to be delivered onto the mountain site by helicopter.