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Wanda Lau / ARCHITECT / June 17, 2013
The firm behind many of the world’s tallest buildings discusses a potential path to timber towers that meet building codes.
The growing interest in designing wood high-rises moved a step closer to feasibility when Skidmore, Owings & Merrill recently published its Timber Tower Research Project. Credited with designing many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Cayan Tower in Dubai, SOM is no stranger to venturing into unchartered territory.
In its report, SOM develops the design for a timber structural system for a prototypical building with the same parameters of theRead More
Dr, Mirek Piechowski / DesignBuildSource / June 7, 2013
Tall buildings are seen by many as an adaptation strategy in response to a growing population and urbanisation. Today, more than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities and by 2050, the population is predicted to reach 9 billion, of which an estimated 70 per cent will be living in cities. In this scenario, it seems that the only solution is to build upward while at the same time slowing population growth over time.
Broadening the technology focused approach
Skyscrapers resonate with many as romantic endeavours. Putting their undeniable romanticism to one side, tall buildingsRead More
Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.View Article
ARCHITECT / May 13, 2013
Höweler+Yoon Architecture created an iconic collaborative office space
Hanley Wood, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industries, is in the midst of an exciting transformation from a legacy print publisher to a leading edge, digital-first, strategic media company. Two of the most important components of Hanley Wood’s digital transformation are:
- focusing on the needs of customers in a rapidly changing media landscape; and
- becoming a technologically diverse information
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson / ARCHITECT / May 6, 2013
Crowdfunding has arrived in architecture—and it extends well beyond Kickstarter. Architects are using innovative platforms and legislation to usher in a new era of creative financing.
The video opens with a question: “Where do you build new green space in a crowded city like New York?” After the camera zooms down from a digital image of the Manhattan skyline to the congested street level, an answer appears on the screen: “Why not underground?”
Cue a sales pitch for the Lowline, a proposal by architect James Ramsey to turn the decommissioned Williamsburg Trolley Terminal into NewRead More