15 December 2021

Megacities vs. Urban Sprawl; Densifying vs. Social Distancing

Astrid Piber, UNStudio

Decentralization and the “15-minute city” are ideas that are currently being put forward to tackle urban challenges, but how will these issues be tackled in...

15 September 2020

Haut - A 21-storey Tall Timber Residential Building

Rob Verhaegh, Mathew Vola and Jorn de Jong, Arup

This paper reflects on the structural design of Haut; a 21-storey high-end residential development in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Construction started in 2019 and is in...

01 March 2020

Modern Skyscrapers in the Late 19th Century

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Nederlands

Skyscrapers are often seen as a typically American phenomenon. This paper aims at demonstrating that in terms of technology major developments are European and that,...

28 October 2019

High-Rises From the Past and For the Future

Astrid Piber, UNStudio

In some an increasing number of cities, vertical expansion has been the only viable option, however efforts should also be concentrated on remodeling existing buildings....

29 July 2019

Life Cycle Analysis: Load-Bearing Structures Of High-Rise Buildings in Western Europe

Gerran J. Lankhorst, Royal HaskoningDHV; Karel C. Terwel, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs; Janko Arts, Royal HaskoningDHV; Henk Jonkers, Delft University of Technology

The choice of structural system has a big influence on the environmental impact of structural materials in tall building design. This paper provides a comparison...

17 October 2016

What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?

Winy Mass, MVRDV

It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always...