24 February 2015
Kees Christiaanse, KCAP Rotterdam
The CTBUH is actively expanding the “Urban Habitat” portion of its mission, which calls for tall buildings to be optimally integrated into human-scaled urban environments....
06 November 2014
Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
United Network Studio (UN Studio) is a Dutch architecture firm founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, which in the 2000s established...
16 September 2014
Maurice Hermens, Michiel Visscher & John Kraus, Royal HaskoningDHV
This paper shows, through the realized case project “De Karel Doorman” in Rotterdam, how ultra lightweight solutions for apartments and other building types can be...
19 September 2012
Henk Bleecker & Maaike Berckmoes, Permasteelisa Group; Piet Standaert, Physibel; Lu Aye, University of Melbourne
Very few existing tall buildings comply with current energy and sustainability performance requirements. An innovative façade solution, “MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade” (CCF), has recently been...
01 May 2012
Frank van der Hoeven & Steff en Nijhuis, Delft University of Technology
The planning and construction of tall buildings is often controversial, polarizing the public on architecture and urban life. In many cases the emotional discourse focuses...
10 October 2011
Dr. Karel Jan Vollers, Delft University of Technology; Sagar R. Thorat, Free-D Geometries
The authors compare websites that provide building information with www.Free-D.nl, a forum focused on non-orthogonal buildings that they in 2010 initiated. This website features an...