03 March 2008

Building cost and eco-cost aspects of tall buildings

Peter de Jong & Hans Wamelink, Delft University of Technology

The objective was to obtain a detailed estimate of the building costs of high rise office buildings in the initiative and early design phases, while...

16 October 2005

High-Rise Buildings with Twisted Façades

Karel J. Vollers, Free-D Geometries

Increasingly high-rise buildings feature twisted façades. Often such buildings are intended to become icons and give identity to major urban schemes and the cities where...

16 October 2005

Amsterdam’s Zuidas: A New Urban Landscape

Pi di Bruijn, de Architekten Cie

Globalization and rising mobility are causing significant changes of emphasis in the Dutch urban landscape. The individual cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht...

16 October 2005

New Metropolitan Living and the Skycraper in a European City

Jan Klerks, CTBUH

This paper will look at the historic and current European residential skyscraper developments as the embodiment of new metropolitan living. It will address related issues...

01 November 2004

Hybrid Structures in Challenging Architecture

J. Vambersky, Delft University of Technology

This paper will consider the concepts, alternatives, final solutions, and details of the two architecturally appealing buildings, ‘Malietoren’ in the Netherlands and the ‘Belvedere’ in...

10 October 2004

Highrise – Lowland

Pi de Bruijn, de Architekten Cie

In order to discover the origins of the almost emotional resistance to high-rise construction and why attitudes have changed, we shall first examine the physical...