25 April 2019

Offset Cores: Trends, Drivers and Frequency in Tall Buildings

Dr. Philip Oldfield, UNSW Sydney; Bronte Doherty, BVN Architecture

This research explores the trends, drivers and frequency of offset cores in the world’s tallest buildings. It charts the history of tall building layouts, exploring...

01 December 2018

Compressive Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Steel Columns at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

Zhong Tao, Yi-Fang Cao, Zhu Pan & Md Kamrul Hassan, Western Sydney University

Geopolymer concrete (GPC), which is recognised as an environmentally friendly alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) concrete, has been reported to possess high fire resistance....

28 July 2018

Using Height-Relative Variables To Design Tall Buildings

John Jory, Queensland University of Technology

This paper investigates height-variable phenomena in the urban context, and their relevance to the design and performance of tall buildings. It proposes a design approach...

30 April 2018

Brisbane's Subtropical Livability Goals and High-Rise Apartments: Vision and Reality

Rosemary Kennedy, SubTropical Cities Consultancy

Climate-based design is very significant in the Brisbane planning context. Brisbane City Council’s Vision 2031 aspires to capitalize on the city’s enviable subtropical climate and...

30 October 2017

Debating Tall: Is Australian High-Rise Housing On the Right Track?

Chris Johnson, Urban Taskforce; Elizabeth Farrelly, Australian Graduate School of Urbanism

Australia is at a critical decision point about how to manage projected growth. Historically, the response has been to build suburban sprawl, but this is...

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...