With the world moving towards greener options for almost everything, we could be looking at more and more buildings of wood instead of cement and steel.
In a CNN article (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/15/tech/eco-wood-skyscrapers/index.html), Architect Michael Green says that modern wood materials have been around for 20 years, but until recently it was used primarily in niche markets or low-rise buildings. Today, more architects and builders are looking to wood materials because they’re more eco-conscious.
If the wood is sourced in sustainably managed forests, they are more eco-friendly than using manufacturing concrete and steel.
I love this current trend and hope that we will continue on this path.