The Materials Book

270 storage. Finally, the third state in which wood is rendered is in a processed state. This state, represented by CLT technologies, is used in the fabrication of the project’s architectural construction. The wild, cultivated, and processed states in which wood is rendered integrate the project to several separate levels of the carbon cycle. This comprehensive material substrate opens an alternative to building culture that grows out of a reductive set of economic, political, and material objects. From its primitive origins to its most recent technical advances, wood provides a foundation for a comprehensive approach to urban reform. When used to maximum effect, this single material can be of immense value in addressing the climate problems exacerbated by urban construction. 1 See Jan Zalasiewicz, “Scale and Diversity of the Physical Technosphere: A Geological Perspective,” Anthropocene Review 4, no. 1 (2017): 9–22.