Skyscrapers and cityscapes: 2014’s Best Tall Buildings
Routledge presents the latest edition of one of the most fundamental books on building and construction.
|*Corrected Image*||Highlighting the best tall building construction from 2014, Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers seeks to represent projects with the most innovative design and those which strive to advance the profile of the tall building as an integrated sustainable element in cities across the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in cities across the world.
Each year, one winner is chosen from each of four geographical regions (Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa). The title of overall Best Tall Building Worldwide is then presented to one of the four regional winners. Additionally, the book features the winners for a number of other prestigious awards including the Urban Habitat Award, The CTBUH Innovation Award, The Performance Award and the Lifetime Achievement awards, all in an attempt to recognize and celebrate the greatest achievements in large scale architecture and construction.
Much more than an awards book, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in 2014, providing in-depth description of the buildings’ design and significance and accompanied by over 300 stunning colour images, detailed drawings and plans. The book also features the official current list of the "100 Tallest Buildings in the World.” This book provides fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.
About the author
Dr. Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the CTBUH since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture there and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji University, Shanghai. His field of specialty is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to moving to Chicago, he worked as an architect in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and London. His PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.
Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers
Edited by Antony Wood, Steven Henry, Daniel Safarik
Published December 9th, 2014
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