Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Mar 26, 2017

Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Ko Oi-sum’s simple village home on the northwestern edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother — she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing their health benefits. But this ramshackle rural community of narrow alleyways, humble houses and freely ...

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

Feb 23, 2017

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree, a 52.8-meter (173-foot) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but fast-growing market for ...