• SOM Proposes to Transform the Built Environment into a "Forest" of Absorbing Carbon at COP26

    24 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Courtesy of SOM | Miysis
    "What if the built environment could be a solution to the climate crisis, rather than part of the problem? What if buildings could act like trees - capturing carbon, purifying the air, and regenerating the environment?" Responding to these questions, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has proposed Urban Sequoia, an architectural concept inspired by the ecosystem at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow - COP26. The design features “forests of buildings" that isolate carbon and produce biomaterials that create a new ecological and resilient urban environment.
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