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Department of Architecture

Read Dr Michael Ramage making the case for wooden skyscrapers in the current issue of the Economist

In the article entitled "Top of the tree: the case for wooden skyscrapers is not barking" Dr Michael Ramage discusses his research with the Centre for Natural Material Innovation which is investigating the use of wooden materials for tall buildings, including a conceptual study for an 80-storey wooden skyscraper (designed in collaboration with PLP Architecture and Smith and Wallwork engineers). At 300 metres tall it would be the second highest building in London if it was ever to be constructed.

Click here to read the full article.

Dr Ramage's research has also been featured in ArchDailyScience Magazine and the FT.