Sat 3 Nov 2007
With all the attention going on with green architecture, some builders are tending to build Straw Bale buildings as a alternative mode of boundness of sustainability but most of the construction and development are located on rural areas.
The metropolit an
area of Los Angeles has been a adversary towards Straw Bale Construction.
Mostly the green homes are old historic adobe buildings, homes built out of local stone quarries and recycle material (glass bottles and other discarded items).
The only and possibly the first Straw Bale building in
of Los Angeles is
the Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility, the northern outskirts of LA.
Designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK), one of the major architecture firms in the world, has created a niche in sustainable architecture.
An article on the website Inhabitat wrote about the facility received
the first LEED-certified award in LA county.
Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility w/ a sectional detail of the straw-bale wall
Hopefully there would be more straw-bale construction not only in the county of Los Angeles but the city itself.
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