On Friday, BBC 2 covered the 747 Wing House in the series "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes." Here is an article from the Daily Mail covering the homes featured in the episode:
"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."
Our Sail House project in collaboration with TomaHouse on the island of Bequia is under construction-- not a bad site! We will be posting in-progress photos as well as discussing how our focus on sustainability and minimizing waste inspired our design.
Read more about the project here:
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.
On Wednesday, November 30th David Hertz will be presenting at the SBC's #SoilTotallyROCKS Reception & Trailblazer Talks. Join us as David Hertz and other trailblazers share their unique perspectives on the business of soil and how it relates to sustainable agriculture practices, urban farming and gardens and other soil related products and services focused on combatting climate change.
Get tickets HERE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The Volkswagen Santa Monica Showroom
2440 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Parking at and around Volkswagen Santa Monica Showroom
$30-Benefits the Sustainable Business Council!
David Hertz was interviewed for a recent article in the current issue of US Builders Review about his work's focus on sustainability and environmentalism in architecture. Read the full article on the US Builders Review blog or scroll below.Read More