05 February 2010

Contextual Tall Buildings In India

The current climate, energy, and financial crises have brought a renewed focus on the creation and preservation of vibrant urbanism for its role in creating...

05 February 2010

Place Making: Urban Design and the Tall Building

From “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces “ by William Holly Whyte, to the recent acceptance that quality public realm can add real commercial...

05 February 2010

Using of the Latest Technologies in Tall Building Design & Construction Planning

Fresh from having completed the World’s Tallest Building – the Burj Dubai – we hear from the head of the high-rise building division of contractor...

05 February 2010

Dynamic Facades and Parametrics: Creating a New Vernacular?

Aedas presents their competition winning proposals for a new headquarters building for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. The concept is derived from an algorithmic composition,...

05 February 2010

Tall and Supertall Buildings: Structure and Skin Performance

There are many challenges and opportunities in designing the structure and skin of high performing tall buildings. Examples from different regions highlight responses to wind...

05 February 2010

The Carbon Impact of Tall: Embodied Energy in High Rise

Much of the current emphasis on the sustainable design of tall buildings is focused on reducing their day-to-day operating energy, with little consideration given to...