June 18, 2013 AT 2:58 pm

The World’s First Timber-Framed Skyscraper

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Architecture, like electronics, is dominated by metal. Steel (and concrete) have been the defacto way to make tall buildings stand up since the skyscraper came around some one hundred years ago. But now Scandinavian firm C. F. Møller is proposing the first timber-frame skyscraper in the world, to be built in Stockholm, Sweden. via dezeen.

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According to the project architect Ola Jonsson,

“The main reason it hasn’t been done before is that concrete and steel have a big part of the market,” C. F. Møller architect Ola Jonsson told Dezeen. “But now the building industry has started taking responsibity for the environment.”
He continued: “Construction accounts for around 30-40 percent of CO2 produced in the world globally and if you look at the CO2 released in the production of wood it is a lot better than steel or concrete.”

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