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!