Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of… wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary.

Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge – meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions – by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel.

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