Gallery: April’s Top 7 Most Popular Green Design Stories

This past April was an exciting month for green design - from the Milan Furniture Fair to Spain's amazing new Metropol Parasol to an incredibly intricate sculpture of San Francisco built from 100,000 toothpicks! if you missed out on these inspiring stories, don't fret - we've rounded up our top seven green architecture, technology, art, interiors, transportation, international and local Inhabitat stories from April. Hit the jump to check them out!

ARCHITECTURE: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

The Metropol Parasol opens to the public in Seville, Spain. Designed by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, it is the world’s largest wooden structure.

ART: Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco Made From 100,000 Toothpicks

One talented (and incredibly patient) artist has worked on his painstakingly intricate tribute to San Francisco for the last 35 years, using 100,000 wooden toothpicks.

ENERGY: Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

The average heat pump maintains an average useful life of 10-20 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway (USN) and the University of Oslo have developed a new heat pump that will last up to 10,000 years.

TRANSPORTATION: Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

This 23-passenger EV Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors and a body that looks part Ferrari Enzo and part Mitsuoka Orochi. The electric bus cost 13 million Euros to develop and can hit a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

INTERIORS: 365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

This intriguing 365 Knitting Clock turns traditional time telling on its head. The clock knits a 2 meter long scarf over the course of a year.

FEATURED: Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan

The 14th edition of SaloneSatellite, “50+50 Projects – Designing the Future,” challenges its young designers to give us a sneak peek into the next 50 years of design.

LOCAL: Brooklyn Grange: The World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm built by Bromley Caldari Architects is believe to be the largest of its kind in the world!


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