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