10 October 2011

Environmental Risk Analysis for High-Rise Buildings in Belgium With the European Seveso Directives

Yves Dechamps, Bouillard Philippe & Yves Rammer, Université Libre de Bruxelles

The High-Rise Buildings (HRB) are currently the subject of many discussions about their architectural and sociological impact in the city but the situation regarding the...

01 February 2011

The Origin of the Skyscraper

Gerard Peet, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

The modern skyscraper is generally considered to be an American invention. Chicago and New York claim they once hosted the world's first skyscraper and many...

03 March 2008

Building, Rebuilding or Renovating Contextual Sustainable Tall Buildings in a Historical European City Center

Eric Ysebrant, ASSAR Architects; Isidore Zielonka, ART & BUILD Architect

Old European cities will have to consider remodelling or rebuilding existing Tall Buildings within their city centers. Brussels, Belgium is a good example of such...