17 October 2016

Climate-Responsive Exterior Enclosure Design

Keith Boswell & Michael Duncan, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

In this paper, three different solutions in three different regions of China illustrate best practices for the design and execution of optimized building enclosure systems....

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

26 October 2015

Three-dimensional Exterior Bracing Systems for Tall Buildings

Rupa Garai, Mark Sarkisian, Neville Mathias & Andrew Krebs, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

The use of outriggers with and without belt trusses has become an expedient of choice for harnessing the three dimensional potential of tall buildings to...