15 September 2020

Developments of Fire-Resistant Wooden Structural Components and Those Applications to Mid- to High-Rise Buildi

Atsunari Hanai, Masayoshi Nakai, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki et al, Takenaka Corporation

Based on past experiences of natural disasters and fires in Japan, it is stipulated by law that fire-resistant buildings larger than a certain size should...

29 July 2019

From Object to Place: A New, Highly Public Home for a Venerable Company

Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects

The new headquarters for Amorepacific, South Korea’s largest beauty company, is located in the center of Seoul, on a site which has been occupied by...

29 July 2019

Using AI to Simulate Urban Vertical Growth

Rafael Ivan Pazos Perez

This research explores the use of artificial intelligence to simulate how cities will grow vertically. By learning how cities have evolved in the recent past,...

14 March 2019

Skybridges: A History and a View to the Near Future

Antony Wood & Daniel Safarik CTBUH

As many architects and visionaries have shown over a period spanning more than a century, the re-creation of the urban realm in the sky through...

01 September 2018

Review of Buckling-Restrained Brace Design and Application to Tall Buildings

Toru Takeuchi & Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) are widely used as highly ductile seismic devices, with the first building using BRBs completed in 1989 in Tokyo, and thousands more...

01 September 2018

Structural Design and Construction for Tall Damped Building with Irregularly-Shaped Plan and Elevation

Yasuhiko Yamashita & Soichiro Kushima & Yuuichirou Okuno & and Taisei Morishita, Takenaka Corporation

This paper introduces three distinctive means for the use of a 189-meter high damped structure ensuring safety against earthquake: 1. Realization of L-shaped elevational structural...

30 April 2018

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study

Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers

This paper summarizes the Stage 1 results of the CTBUH Research Division’s project “Cyclone-Glazing and Facade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” The project was possible...

30 April 2018

Inter-Story Isolation Systems (IIS) for Tall Buildings: Design Considerations

Elena Mele, Diana Faiella, University of Naples Federico II

Inter-story isolation systems (IIS) are currently gaining significant popularity, mainly in Japan, where more than 60 applications have been realized in the past 20 years....

01 September 2017

Rapid Diagnosis Systems Using Accelerometers in Seismic Damage of Tall Buildings

Toru Tsuchihashi & Masaharu Yasuda, Mori Building

Installing accelerometers in a building is an effective way to know how the building shakes when an earthquake happens. In this paper, we will introduce...

01 September 2017

Structural Design and Performance Evaluation of a Mid-story Seismic Isolated High-Rise Building

Masatoshi Tamari, Tadashi Yoshihara & Masato Miyashita, Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.; et al.

This paper describes some of the challenges for structural design of a mid-story seismic isolated high-rise building, which is located near Tokyo station, completed in...