Chris Howkins, Heathlands, and the Natural History of Britain
British ethnobotanist Chris Howkins shares his rich knowledge of plants, and their impact on the development of civilization in the British Isles.
Framework (pictured here), a 12-story mixed-use tower that will soon rise in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. When it’s finished (likely in 2019), it will be the country’s tallest human-occupied all-wooden structure. Although U.S. building codes generally bar wooden structures more than 85 feet tall, the federal government has recently promoted research into building with wood, hoping to revive the domestic timber industry.
Read more about this innovative building process and the advantages of tempered wood structures.