Magnificent timber skyscraper will sequester carbon and add greenery to Bordeaux
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Named after the world’s tallest living tree, the Hyperion project comprises an eye-catching top-heavy timber tower as well as two shorter timber-framed buildings. Cantilevered timber balconies jut out of the 18-story building—the timber skyscraper could be the world’s tallest timber-framed building when complete—on all sides to maximize views and include balcony gardens and green roofs that create a favorable micro-climate, purify the air, and mitigate unwanted solar gain. Ample glazing opens...