Sustainable Cities Can’t Rely on Concrete. Here's Why Timber Could Be the Future of Construction

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Construction nowadays relies heavily on cement, the production of which is responsible for approximately 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Architect Gilles Retsin suggests that we should look into timber to find an alternative. In their recent installation, Real Virtuality, Gilles Retsin Architecture and the Design Computation Lab proved that timber could indeed become the material of the 21st century by using augmented reality to fabricate an algorithmically designed structure with LEGO-like timber blocks. ► Subscribe for more tech & culture videos: http://on.mash.to/subscribe ◄ MORE FROM MASHABLE ‌• Video - https://youtu.be/6ElleCub6uM ‌• Video - https://youtu.be/jAu1ZsTCA64 ‌• Video - https://youtu.be/W8T6fYt9-tA  Subscribe to Mashable: http://on.mash.to/subscribe  Best of playlist: https://on.mash.to/BestOf  MASHABLE ACROSS THE WEB  Mashable.com: http://on.mash.to/1hCcRpl  Facebook: http://on.mash.to/2lyOwmZ Twitter: http://on.mash.to/1Udp1kz Instagram: http://on.mash.to/1U6D40z Mashable is for superfans. We're not for the casually curious. Obsess with us. #sustainability #urbanplanning #architecture

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