It's millions of years old today - but did NEW design thinking in wood stop 30 years ago?
CONGRATULATIONS Wood – 385 years old today, and still looking as good as if born yesterday! Simple fact is wood is still one of our greatest natural materials having provided homes and hunting tools for us for thousands of years. And we don’t want to complain or anything but why has architectural design virtually stopped […]
Building a skyscraper? The 30m Wood Innovation Design Centre, Canada, completes summer 2014
Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details, 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 […]