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

 

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.

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.

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