New trends in architecture
Green building aims to reduce the consumption of non-renewable energy, using environmentally friendly materials and trying to minimise the harmful effects of housing structures on both the health of those who occupy them and the surrounding environment.
Five reasons why wooden houses are the buildings of the future
However, wood is not just taking over housing or lodging. Thanks to new technologies and processes, wood is becoming the material of the future also for the construction of large buildings and skyscrapers: Sumitomo Forestry Construction Company has recently presented the W350 Project, which in 2041 will lead to the creation of a wooden building 350 meters high in the very centre of Tokyo.
Finally, building with wood and limiting the use of non-natural materials reduces the concentration of harmful substances, thus improving air quality inside the house and with it the welcoming feeling of well-being that every "home" should have.