23 September 2020

The Structural Engineering Design And Construction Of The Tallest Building In Europe Lakhta Center, St. Peters

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Vladimir Travush, PhD, Alexey Shakhvorostov, PhD, et al., Samsung C&T

The 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) both include Tall Wood Buildings (TWB) and are hailed as...

27 April 2018

Technical Considerations for Akhmat Tower

Alejandro Stochetti, Sara Beardsley & Marc Cerone, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; John Peronto, Thornton Tomasetti

The 435-meter Akhmat Tower in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, will be shaped to refer to the Nakh tower, a traditional watchtower typology in the region. A...

17 October 2016

Affordable Housing Under Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

Elena Generalova, Viktor Generalov & Natalia Potienko, Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Rapid urbanization causes major problems of urban sprawl and social stratification, and at the same time it opens up new opportunities of shaping dense vertical...

01 August 2016

Upward Spiral: The Story of the Evolution Tower

Philip Nikandrov, GORPROJECT

The Evolution Tower, Moscow, set off a wave of imitators when its design was first revealed in 2004, but it took another 12 years for...

06 November 2014

Designing High-Rise Housing: The Singapore Experience

Elena Generalova & Viktor Generalov, Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

There is a land shortage in Singapore, compelling the search for different models of high-rise housing. Singapore’s experience breaks with the dual stereotypes that high-rise...

16 September 2014

From “O” to “L” Design Challenges, Gazprom Tower

Peyman Askarinejad, Arabtec Construction LLC

Each supertall building project has its own design challenges and difficulties. The experience with Okhta “O” center which became Lakhta “L” center complex project in...