Composite materials and adhesives could revolutionise construction and lead to entire towers being glued together, according to American architect Greg Lynn.

Carbon fibre, fibreglass and other structural plastics are lighter, stronger and cheaper than many traditional building materials. Connecting these together with fast-drying glue is a quicker and more efficient method of construction, according to Lynn, who said this approach could replace the need for screws, rivets and bolts. “The use of…