01 March 2020

Modern Skyscrapers in the Late 19th Century

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Nederlands

Skyscrapers are often seen as a typically American phenomenon. This paper aims at demonstrating that in terms of technology major developments are European and that,...

30 January 2020

Tall Building Predictions for 2020

CTBUH Research

The combined brains of the CTBUH editorial and database staff boldly predict what might happen across the global skyscraper industry in 2020. Check out our...

01 July 2018

The Post-Miesian Office Tower and the Global Issue of Its Interpretation

Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne

The skylines of many cities worldwide are still defined by the dominant and ubiquitous office blocks of the twentieth century. While there is consensus stating...

30 October 2017

Empirically Evaluating the Livability Of Local Neighborhoods and Global Cities

Christian Derix, Lucy Helme, Fabio Galicia & Alexander Kachkaev, Woods Bagot

CIVITAS is a search engine for urban conditions, developed to allow stakeholders to identify qualities of livability and urban experiences that suit their tacit desires...

30 October 2017

Shaping Australia’s Tall Tower Design And High Livability Standards

Guy Lake, Katie Rathbone, Philip Vivian & Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

With nearly 90% of its population expected to live in its state-capital cities by 2053, Australia is on track to become one of the world’s...

27 January 2017

Debating Tall: Melbourne's New Skyscraper Guidelines: Too Restrictive?

Larry Parsons, Victorian State Government; Danni Addison, Urban Development Institute of Australia

A new amendment to Melbourne’s local planning scheme imposes limitations on tower setbacks and introduces floor area ratio (FAR) restrictions in the central business district....

17 October 2016

The Future of Skyscrapers in Melbourne: From Hyper-Density to the Uplift Principle

Giorgio Marfella, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne is theater to an ongoing skyscraper boom. Considering the recent projects completed, under construction, approved, or under proposal, the outlook of high-rise activity in...

17 October 2016

A Case Study on Designing Superslim in Melbourne

Kristen Whittle, Bates Smart

Collins House Melbourne, the newest super slim tower to hit the global stage, will be the most slender tower in Australia and the fourth globally....

28 April 2016

The Logic of Rapid Extrusion Produces the “Jumping” Phoenix

Giorgio Marfella, Steven Richardson & Paulo Vaz-Serra, The University of Melbourne

In inner cities worldwide, there is limited availability of large land parcels apt for high-rise development. Yet, given the seemingly global trend of “superslim” architecture,...

26 October 2015

Skyscraper Citymaker

Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis

Tall buildings can amplify the positive physical and symbolic impact on a city. Fender Katsalidis has been at the forefront of high-density, high-rise residential buildings...