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22 August 2022

The World’s Highest Pools: A Deep Dive

S. Isaac Work & Shawn Ursini, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Tall building design has diversified and adapted to accommodate increased demand for distinctive amenities at a range of heights. Swimming pools are a classic feature...

15 December 2021

Overcoming Carbon, Climate, and Societal Challenges in Cities

Daniel Safarik, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The tall building, the city, and by extension, urban life, are all facing unprecedented challenges, in multiple aspects—carbon, climate, and societal. The planet’s rapid urbanization...

17 September 2021

Tall Buildings And Life Cycle Approaches: A Debate That Must Be Started

Dario Trabucco & Martina Belmonte, CTBUH

By means of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) analyses, the authors assess the environmental and economic impact occurring during the life...

30 January 2020

Tall Buildings’ Lower Public Spaces: Impact on Health and Behavior

Yu Ye, Zhendong Wang, Nannan Dong & Xihui Zhou, Tongji University

Tall buildings unquestionably need to improve their impact on the urban habitat. A human-focused approach to measuring the social impact of tall buildings’ ground conditions,...

11 October 2019

The Garden City in Three Dimensions

Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects

With a career spanning back to the Habitat ’67 residential complex in Montréal, Moshe Safdie’s work has always evoked images of utopian science fiction, yet...

21 June 2019

Cities in the Sky: Elevating Singapore's Urban Spaces

Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore

Singapore has seen a phenomenal and an unprecedented transformation from a swampland to a high density urban environment since its independence in 1965, made possible...

14 March 2019

The Evolution of the SkyPark Since the Marina Bay Sands

Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects

This presentation traces the evolution of the SkyPark across multiple building types in different cities, climates and contexts from urban, architectural and social perspectives.

14 March 2019

Tall Buildings as Urban Habitats: A Quantitative Approach for Measuring Social Impacts of Tall Buildings

Xihui Zhou & Yu Ye & Zhendong Wang, Tongji University

After decades of high-speed development, designing tall buildings as critical components of urban habitat, rather than simply standing aloof from their environments, has become an...

31 January 2019

Creating Industry-Accepted Criteria for Measuring Tall Building Floor Area

William Miranda & Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

The entire tall building industry relies on floor-area measurements to serve as a precise, unambiguous calculation to guide decisions. This can range from architects using...

28 July 2018

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore: A Tall Prototype for the Tropics

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Hong Wei Phua, WOHA Architects

Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification in the tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved in the temperate West,...