Most buildings today are constructed using bricks and mortar, concrete, and — for larger structures — steel. These are all materials that produce substantial carbon emissions during the manufacturing process. While it is unlikely that timber can fully replace any of these materials, new types of engineered wood are making the resource more competitive. Read the full article at MarketScale Sciences.
7 designs in action: Envisioning a world in which architecture cannot be destroyed, but is continually remade and revised, where demolition sites are repositories for new materials and natural habitats are extensions of our own communities — not simply a source of raw materials. Read more here.