Today’s Solutions: May 19, 2024

An Australian architecture firm decided to put steel and concrete away and turn to sustainable highly engineered wooden materials instead, to build the country’s tallest timber structure. The building tastefully pairs its wooden skeleton with a shimmering glass facade, leaving the exposed timber beams to become part of the aesthetic inside as well as out. Using this method of construction has brought a 46 percent in energy reduction, a 29 percent decrease in water use, and a 74 percent saving in embodied carbon.

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