The Wooden 'Native Skyscraper' Was Inspired by Africa’s Baobab Trees

 - Jun 8, 2017
References: hermann-kamte
Cameroonian architecture firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates are planning to develop 'The Native Skyscraper' -- a stunning wooden sky scraper with a design inspired by Africa's iconic Baobab trees.

With growing urban populations, architects are tasked with finding sustainable solutions for cities attempting to address urban growth while simultaneously reducing their environmental footprint. The tall-standing twisted wooden structure is set to be built with locally sourced materials to demonstrate how the future of urban planning can be more sustainable. Infused in the tower's wooden and glass exterior are grassy columns which are indicative of the structure's close connection to nature. Exposed wooden beams will make for a 'tree house' like environment, while the building is marketed as a "serviceable, economical sustainable, environmental, ecological and social option for the urban designs of tomorrow."