10 October 2011
Jochem Wit, Deems Consulting Engineers
The Dutch High-rise Covenant is an initiative to develop design guidelines for high-rise towers. It initiated the development of multiple Dutch Technical Agreements (DTA’s) to...
01 February 2011
Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
The modern skyscraper is generally considered to be an American invention. Chicago and New York claim they once hosted the world's first skyscraper and many...
01 November 2010
Jeroen Hendriks, Cepezed Architects
The Westraven Office Complex in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is a combination of a renovated existing building and a new extension for the use of several...
01 August 2009
Dr. Karel Vollers, Delft University of Technology
Non-orthogonal high-rise buildings are emerging with an increasing degree of geometrical variation. As yet no scheme categorises data on the basis of the overall geometries...
03 March 2008
Karel Vollers, Delft University of Technology
The proposed morphological scheme is based on software manipulations to describe shaping, not on mathematical formulae. The scheme is illustrated by examples of overall shaping,...
03 March 2008
Frits Scheublin, Royal BAM Groep
The Netherlands is a densely populated country with 16 million inhabitants. About 50% of the population lives and works in an area about as large...