Skyscrapers of Wood

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I just read an interesting article in Architect¬†about the potential for skyscrapers to be constructed from wood. Michael Green, a Canadian architect, collaborated with engineer Eric Karsh to envision how wood could be used to create structural systems that typically utilize steel or concrete, both of which are responsible for significant carbon emissions globally. Not only would the use of wood drastically reduce those emissions, it would also provide massive amounts of carbon storage. Here’s a link to a TED article (no video yet) and an ArchDaily article. Green and Karsh compiled their findings in a white paper that was published last March. You can download the paper here.

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