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April’s Top 7 Most Popular Green Design Stories

Posted By Diane Pham On May 6, 2011 @ 2:49 pm In Announcements,Features | No Comments

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ARCHITECTURE: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville [2]

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

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ART: Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco Made From 100,000 Toothpicks [3]

One talented (and incredibly patient) artist has worked on his painstakingly intricate tribute to San Francisco [10] for the last 35 years, using 100,000 wooden toothpicks.

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ENERGY: Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years [4]

The average heat pump maintains an average useful life of 10-20 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway [11](USN) and the University of Oslo [12] have developed a new heat pump that will last up to 10,000 years.

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TRANSPORTATION: Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH [6]

This 23-passenger EV [13] Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors and a body that looks part Ferrari Enzo [14] and part Mitsuoka Orochi [15]. The electric bus cost 13 million Euros to develop and can hit a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

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INTERIORS: 365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year [5]

This intriguing 365 Knitting Clock [16] turns traditional time telling on its head. The clock knits a 2 meter long scarf over the course of a year.

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FEATURED: Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan [7]

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.

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LOCAL: Brooklyn Grange: The World’s Largest Rooftop Farm [8]

Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm [17] built by Bromley Caldari Architects is believe to be the largest of its kind in the world!


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[1] Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair

[2] Metropol Parasol: http://inhabitat.com/metropol-parasol-the-worlds-largest-wooden-structure-opens-in-seville/

[3] intricate sculpture of San Francisco: http://inhabitat.com/amazingly-patient-artist-uses-100000-toothpicks-to-create-incredible-sculpture-of-san-francisco/

[4] technology: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-develop-a-heat-pump-that-can-last-10000-years/

[5] interiors: http://inhabitat.com/365-knitting-clock-tells-the-time-by-spotted-at-milan-salone-satellite/

[6] transportation: http://inhabitat.com/ockels-23-passenger-ev-superbus-can-hit-155-mph/

[7] international: http://inhabitat.com/the-best-sustainable-designs-from-salone-satellite-2011-in-milan/

[8] local : http://inhabitat.com/nyc/brooklyn-grange-worlds-largest-rooftop-farm-kicks-off-second-growing-season/

[9]  : http://inhabitat.com/aprils-top-7-most-popular-green-design-stories/metropolparasol1-537x418/?extend=1

[10] San Francisco: http://inhabitat.com/sanfrancisco/

[11] University of Stavanger in Norway : http://www.uis.no/frontpage/

[12] University of Oslo: http://www.uio.no/english/

[13] EV: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[14] Ferrari Enzo: http://www.ferrari.com/English/GT_Sport%20Cars/Classiche/All_Models/Pages/Enzo_Ferrari.aspx

[15] Mitsuoka Orochi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuoka_Orochi

[16] 365 Knitting Clock: http://www.sirenelisewilhelmsen.com/sirenwilhelmsenknittingclock.html

[17] rooftop farm: http://inhabitat.com/tag/rooftop-farm

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