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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Glenn’

Surprise Guests Announced for Tonight’s Ray Kappe-Shigeru Ban Event in LA

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For those of you in LA on the fence about attending tonight’s conversation at the Hammer Museum between Shigeru Ban and Ray Kappe (and moderated by Frances Anderton) this little tidbit might help you get off that fence and over to UCLA.

To celebrate Kappe’s 80th birthday (yeah he’s up there, but he’s no Julius Shulman), there will be surprise appearances by Michael Rotundi, Thom Mayne, and America’s most eligible eco-bachelor, Steve Glenn. (Tell him you liked his movie, okay? Even if you didn’t see it. Makes him feel good inside.)

Tonight, 7pm at the Hammer, and it’s FREE.

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The Steve Glenn-Dane Cook Love Curse

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Okay, who out there saw the movie Good Luck Chuck over the weekend? Anyone? You? No, not Good Night, and Good Luck, nope. Well, anyway, those who did see it were treated to a special surprise that involves a certain super sustainable architecture fan. It turns out Steve Glenn has a cameo in one of the first scenes:

The scene Steve Glenn is in does come at the beginning of the movie. It’s the first wedding scene and the woman getting married toasts Chuck (Dane Cook) as being her good luck charm. It’s at that moment that Chuck meets Cam (Jessica Alba). The bride then throws her bouquet and through some hijinx it winds up falling into the hands of a woman/wedding guest that Steve Glenn/the wedding guest is kissing.

What in the world is the Star Wars toy collector doing in a Dane Cook movie? Well, friends, it turns out Glenn wrote the story the film is based on. OMG it’s totally true! He’s got the IMDB page to prove it!

Now, our only question is…how much of Glenn’s story is based on his own life?

In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.

We did notice Glenn was quite popular with the ladies.

Steve Glenn’s LivingHomes Gets WIRED

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When LivingHomes CEO Steve Glenn needs more room to store his collection of Legos and Star Wars toys, he simply builds another LEED-certified house. The green entrepreneur is breaking ground with WIRED to create the WIRED LivingHome in the posh LA hood of Crestwood Hills.

The house, which will aim for at least a Gold rating, is actually a teardown job, with 75% of the existing structure being reused or repurposed. All sorts of VIP sponsors have climbed on board, including BMW Clean Energy, Bosch, HP and Valcucine, but Glenn himself doesn’t come with this one: The 4,057 square foot house will be put on the market this fall. Just like the original LivingHome, living legend Ray Kappe is the architect of record, but no word yet on the inclusion of a powder room rock garden.

More Playtime With Steve Glenn

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We were the first to tell you about LivingHomes CEO Steve Glenn‘s Legos and Star Wars miniatures, which are found throughout the world’s first LEED Platinum certified home. During a recent trip back to the protoype, Glenn himself showed us his newest toy: his DIY rock garden that can be found in the bathroom right off the kitchen. Although Glenn’s inner designer is free to play in this little world he’s fashioned from rocks and recycled glass (mirrored tiles will soon be added to represent solar panels), one of his employees was not as impressed. “It looks like a litter box for a cougar,” she told him.

We think it’s kind of cute.

Greenbuild Expo Moves From Brown LA to Green Chicago

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No doubt taking cues from its newly-minted City of the Future status, Greenbuild has announced it’s moving its 2007 Expo to Chicago. The Expo was originally scheduled for Los Angeles this fall, but apparently the LA convention center couldn’t schedule them for the dates they wanted. Or is LA just not green enough?

“Chicago, a cradle of American architecture, was also one of the first cities to adopt the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, and now has more building projects registered to earn this prestigious certification than any other city in the world.”

They then go on to list every LEED-certified building in Chicago (18) with a statement from Mayor Richard Daley about how Chicago is dedicated to “becoming the most environmentally friendly city in the world.” When you look at the press release they issued when announcing LA as the location, it’s clear LA couldn’t compete:

Los Angeles boasts seven LEED certified projects, including the Platinum-rated Lake View Terrace Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The city also has 59 LEED registered projects, placing it fifth in the U.S. for the highest number of registered projects.

Please don’t go. We have Steve Glenn‘s Star Wars models! Doesn’t that count for anything?

Update: Dude. An informant to CurbedLA says that the “scheduling conflict” at LA’s convention center was the LA Auto Show! Again, we bow down at Chicago’s Birkenstocked feet.

Steve Glenn’s LivingHomes Prototype LEED Platinum Certified…And the Ultimate Bachelor Pad

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We considered ourselves horribly lucky to be invited to the grand opening of the Ray Kappe-designed LivingHomes demo tonight, the Santa Monica prefab that’s the very first residence to receive LEED Platinum certification. But perhaps more lucky were the legions of single women tossing back tofu spring rolls and organic white wine while eyeing Steve Glenn‘s sleek blond cabinetry, tapping the tile in the shower, running their fingers through the white sand of the rooftop garden, thinking…”I could see myself here.”

See, LivingHomes CEO Glenn actually lives in the LivingHomes protoype, making him the #1 most sought-after bachelor in both the architecture and sustainability genres. The sad thing is, the place is just begging for a woman’s touch, with a coffee table piled full of Legos (might be a fetish, actually) and at least eight miniature Star Wars models (our favorites were the Emperor’s throne, Dagobah and the tie-fighter). But it’s not hopeless; it’s not overly-huge, opulent or cold, ladies. And there’s plenty of closet space.

Another highlight during the dreadfully long congratulatory speech session (except for an adorable Eric Garcetti–sorry, he’s taken) was the fact that they actually owned up to the fact that it’s not supposed to be affordable–yet. This was something an article in the LA Times sought to prove in a pseudo-expose. Sigh. Why do all the controversial stories in the LA Times get taken down? Anyway, read Glenn’s articulate response here.