23 October 2009

Evolving Structural Solutions : A Third Way

As we emerge from the recession, the need to deliver buildings faster and cheaper will be a key requirement for re-energising the industry. More efficient...

23 October 2009

Skyscraper Cities: The Logic of Vertical Density

The world’s future is clearly cities. As China especially is demonstrating at dazzling speed and scale, urbanization and modernization seem inevitably to result in high-rises....

23 October 2009

Decarbonization of Our Central Cities

Much of the consideration of sustainable design is being focused on new and future buildings. However, arguably, the greatest difference to cutting energy and carbon...

23 October 2009

The Future of Urban Tall in a World of Uncertain Economics

Sandy Diehl, Richard Hanson, Adrian Smith, and Carol Willis participate in a panel discussion at the 2009 Chicago Conference. The current financial crisis started in...

23 October 2009

Newton Suites and Other Endeavors: High-Rise and the Organic Realm

As many projects struggle to justify the economic implications of ‘going green’ in the eyes of many developers, still others seem loaded with sustainable technologies...

23 October 2009

Towards Zero Energy in China - Pearl River Tower

The Pearl River Tower was conceived as a ‘net zero energy’ operating skyscraper i.e. it would generate enough energy to offset its own demand. With...