01 July 2011
José L. Torero, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering
The history of technological evolution is filled with failures and the lessons learned from them. Many will even claim that “design by disaster” is one...
11 May 2011
John Worthington, DEGW
Having devised tall building strategies for Rotterdam, Dublin and London, he is the kind of guy who is called in as cities start to think...
01 February 2011
Matthew Wells, Techniker
Standing nine floors and 29 meters (95ft) tall, the Stadtaus in London is indeed not very tall when regarded by height, but it does stand...
04 September 2009
Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham; Dario Trabucco, Universita IUAV di Venezia; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Whilst there have been numerous categorisations of high-rise buildings according to their function, architectural style, height or structural strategy, historically little work has been undertaken...
01 May 2009
Matthew Wilson, Vectorfield.org
Can humidity-harvesting experiments inform tower urbanism in arid coastal environments? The finding of this study includes how the 'Condenser' tower typology deviates from other methods...
01 April 2009
Chris Abel, Architectural Writer & Teacher
The Great Australian Dream of the detached house in the suburbs has deep roots in the Australian psyche; however, the catastrophic effects of which call...