A New Life for Wood

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, Mar 2, 2013

The material can reshape urban construction while helping reduce emissions

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green spoke about how one material—wood—has the potential to reshape urban construction while also meeting growing worldwide housing demand and meaningfully addressing climate change.

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You’ve called wood the “most technologically advanced building material in the world.” How is that?

Mother Nature holds the patent on the most sophisticated building materials. We have, as mankind, really ignored this material for a century because we’ve become, in a way, quite lazy in thinking that steel and concrete are the only way. KEEP READING >>