Airbnb Eco Pod

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David Hertz FAIA designed a self sufficient eco-pod as a part of AirNnB’s local hospitality project, Hello LA, which celebrates some of the most fascinating people, places and experiences in LA.  David’s Eco-Pod, located at Cook's Garden by HGEL in Venice, incorporates green elements such as off-grid batteries from Ojai Energy Systems and Lumos translucent photovoltaic panels by Permacity Solar.  This structure is complementary of Kit Haus.  The Eco-Pod is completely green, including Living Walls with flourishing plants growing vertically  in a balanced design.  Sustainability is further celebrated with curation by celebrity actress, and director Angelica Huston.

By writing love letters to LA, selective local residence won overnight stays to the Eco-Pod and VIP access to the special events happening during the week.  The Eco-Pod voyaged from Venice to San Francisco and New York.


Photos Courtesy of Sara Tollefson and Matt Orr