29 June 2021

A Study for Damping Application to Response-controlled Structure

Yozo Shinozaki, Yoshihiro Mogi, Masaaki Ota, and Hiroaki Yoshikawa, Taisei Corporation

Most of high-rise buildings in Japan*1 are structure with damping systems recently. The design procedure is performance-based design (PBD), which is based on the nonlinear...

23 September 2020

W350 - The Roadmap Of Super High-Rise Timber Building

Hiroaki Harada, Takashi Fukushima, Tatsuya Hatori, et al., NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

This research and technology development project is based on the concept and plan of Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., and designed by Nikken Sekkei Ltd., and...

15 September 2020

Developments of Fire-Resistant Wooden Structural Components and Those Applications to Mid- to High-Rise Buildi

Atsunari Hanai, Masayoshi Nakai, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki et al, Takenaka Corporation

Based on past experiences of natural disasters and fires in Japan, it is stipulated by law that fire-resistant buildings larger than a certain size should...

29 July 2019

From Object to Place: A New, Highly Public Home for a Venerable Company

Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects

The new headquarters for Amorepacific, South Korea’s largest beauty company, is located in the center of Seoul, on a site which has been occupied by...

29 July 2019

Using AI to Simulate Urban Vertical Growth

Rafael Ivan Pazos Perez

This research explores the use of artificial intelligence to simulate how cities will grow vertically. By learning how cities have evolved in the recent past,...

01 September 2018

Review of Buckling-Restrained Brace Design and Application to Tall Buildings

Toru Takeuchi & Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) are widely used as highly ductile seismic devices, with the first building using BRBs completed in 1989 in Tokyo, and thousands more...