Sky high: vertical architecture
Royal Academy of Arts, Aug 1, 2003 - Architecture - 120 pages
Monuments to power and prestige; supreme achievements of engineering and design; reassuring landmarks; phallic symbols; testimonies to the human spirit--no other building form arouses as much controversy as the skyscraper, which is getting taller every day. After a century during which Chicago and New York went unchallenged as home to the world's tallest modern buildings, the crown has been snatched by Kuala Lumpur's twin Petronas Towers, soon to be trumped in turn by Shanghai. This race for the clouds obscures the profound changes taking place in the design and construction of skyscrapers; a newgeneration model is energy-efficient, radically designed, and an essential component of sustainable urban design. This striking book accompanies renowned architect Norman Foster's selection of the most exciting current and future skyscraper projects. Chris Abel examines the cultural and technological changes behind the emergence of this new breed of tall building. The illustrations include drawings, models, and plans.
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Foreword by Norman Foster
Changing Urban Form
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American building types built cantilevered Charles Correa Chicago city centre cluster columns completed concrete constellation cities core creating densification densities energy engineers extemal fagade floors Foster and Partners genre giant govemment Hamzah & Yeang Harry Seidler high-density high-rise Hong Kong Hongkong and Shanghai housing intemal Kohn Pederson Fox Kong's Kuala Lumpur London Bridge Tower low-rise megacities Menara Mesiniaga Merrill metres modem National Commercial Bank naturally ventilated office tower open space Pacific pattem Paul Rudolph Petronas Towers Piano Building Workshop Pier Luigi Nervi programme public transportation reinforced-concrete Renzo Piano Renzo Piano Building Sears Tower Shanghai Bank shaped Singapore Skidmore sky courts skyline skyscraper steel structure sunshades sustainable design Swiss Re Tower Sydney T. R. Hamzah tall buildings tallest building Tokyo Tower project Trade Center project twin towers urban vemacular vertical architecture vertical city wind forces wind turbines World Trade Center York