More gas station projects
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More projects in Los Angeles
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More from rtaube
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa

Helios House

1 rating
log in to rate!
Office dA
 
location California, Los Angeles
function gas station
contributed by rtaube

Critics of this gas station usually point out the huge irony in having an environmentally sustainable building sell gasoline. Others find it a step in the right direction, and considering the car culture in Los Angeles, as well as the progressive nature of California in general, it is a perfect fit. Architecturally, it is quite appealing visually and offers a public lesson in sustainable design as well. All of the faceted stainless steel panels are recycled, and the ground is composed of crushed glass. The roof of the low building is planted with drought resistant plants native to the area. It can also produce enough electricity from its solar panels to power three homes.

 

RSS
(0)
Comments
ADD COMMENT
We prefer you log in when posting a comment.
No MIMOA account? Register here!
Name:
You can ad links, video's and even use some HTML!
SUBMIT
show all projects
full size map
Facts
Helios House
Address
W. Olympic Blvd 8770
United States
http://www.bp.com/sectiongenericarticle.do?ca
tegoryId=2222&contentId=7028375
Project is public!
Opening hours Open 24/7.
How to get there? From the 10 Freeway, exit Roberston Blvd and head north. It is located on the corner of S. Roberston Blvd and Olympic Blvd.
Completion 3- 2007
ArchitectOffice dA
Client BP
 
Project ID 2160
Latitude/Longitude 34°03'33N 118°22'60W
Contributed by rtaube
Found incorrect or incomplete information?
Let us know! Have better images?
Email them to us
ADD NEW PROJECT