22 December 2023

Skyscrapers in Bloom: Evaluating the Artistry of “Painting with Trees”

Katarzyna Wodzisz

Incorporating greenery in skyscrapers prompts sustainability debates. This study questions the assumption that green features ensure sustainability, as designers often adopt them carelessly, leading to...

05 July 2023

Tall Buildings and City Development: Comparison of Five Case Studies

Roberta dal Molin, Shenav Ragiv, &Elena Giacomello

Skyscrapers commonly rise in major cities worldwide, but the difference is in how they are integrated into the urban plan. This paper provides a comprehSkyscrapers...

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 February 2017

Supporting a Slender Tower

Franco Mola, Elena Mola & Laura Pellegrini, ECSD S.r.l.

The Allianz Tower, Milan, part of the CityLife complex, is notable for its slenderness and the eye-catching presence of four diagonal struts that stabilize it...

17 October 2016

Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future

Rudi Scheuermann, Arup

Dense urban city environments consist of an agglomeration of tall buildings. The resilience of cities as a whole depends, among other components, on the resilience...

17 October 2016

Humanizing the Giants

Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore

The rise in sustainable skyscrapers and large-scale mixed-use buildings has seen the proliferation of atria and sky-courts worldwide due to their ability to simultaneously contribute...

17 October 2016

Towards a Forest City

Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architects

Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northeastern China, is a metropolis of three million people. It forms part of the immense developing megalopolis...

26 October 2015

From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design

Daniel Libeskind & Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind

Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be solved...

26 October 2015

Recent Developments in Tall Buildings in Italy

Franco Mola, Laura Maria Pellegrini, Giuseppe Galassi & Elena Mola, ECSDSconocchia

Major designs by internationally renowned architects, are currently under construction in Italy in the cities of Milan and Turin. In the decade 2005-2015, a dramatic...

01 February 2015

A New Urban Forest Rises in Milan

Elena Giacomello, Università Iuav di Venezia

The Bosco Verticale “vertical forest” in Milan, Italy, takes the definition of “green skyscraper” to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+...