20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

CTBUH Research

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

17 October 2016

Enhancing Social-Cultural Sustainability in Tall Buildings: A Trace from Vernacular Houses

Amer Al-Jokhadar & Wassim Jabi, Cardiff University

In the age of globalization and continuous urbanization, architects have a greater responsibility to design buildings with comfortable and sustainable environments. However, solutions should not...

14 November 2013

The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers

CTBUH Research

Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015...

09 June 2008

Toward a Better Urban Life: Integration of Cities and Tall Buildings

Mir M. Ali & Ajla Aksamija, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In the context of a rapidly urbanizing world, architects and planners should aim to create cities that are thriving, vibrant, and healthy. Well-planned cities containing...

03 March 2008

Skyscrapers in the context of Amman, Jordan

Samer Abu Ghazaleh, University of Jordan

The development of skyscrapers in Greater Amman through the 20th century was to some extent reasonable and none of them exceeded 90 meters in height....