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16 October 2023

Fantasy on Demand: The Temptation of Text-to-Image AI

Julia Nagele

This paper explores the implications of text-to-image artificial intelligence (T2I AI) on architectural design practice. It begins with an overview of generative artificial design. It...

16 October 2023

Comparing the Performance of Public Housing in New York City and Singapore

Patrick Dilger

Affordable housing is a critical aspect of urban development in cities with high housing demand, with the world population urbanizing at a consistent rate and...

16 October 2023

Interactive Study - Sea-Level Rise Susceptibility

S. Isaac Work & Shea Anthony, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

This interactive data study builds off the work conducted by the Université de Montréal, supported by the 2019 CTBUH Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by...

05 July 2023

How Best to Extend a High-Rise?

Lloyd Sigal & Andrew Werner

Cities have continually been rebuilt, and individual buildings have been repositioned to suit the aspirations of each generation. This evolution of regeneration has reinforced the...

05 July 2023

We All Love to Get High: Optimizing Observation Deck Design

Terri Meyer Boake

Height is aspirational, and having the best view from that height has become a driver in contemporary tall building design. Likewise, observation decks are a...

16 May 2023

The Economics of Record-Breaking Height

Jason Barr & Peter A. Weismantle

This paper reviews the development history of record-breaking skyscrapers to better understand their economics. Given how tall they are, the supposed reason for their construction...

03 April 2023

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2022: World Surpasses 2,000 Buildings of 200 Meters or Greater Height

CTBUH Staff

This report shows that 147 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2022, a 25 percent increase from 2021, when 118 such...

03 April 2023

The Economics of Record-Breaking Height

Jason Barr & Peter Weismantle

This paper reviews the development history of record-breaking skyscrapers to better understand their economics. Given how tall they are, the supposed reason for their construction...

28 October 2022

Solar Glazing for Tall Mixed-Use Buildings: Prospects for Policy and Performance

Jan Whittington, Feiyang Sun, Sofia Dermisi & Qing Shen, University of Washington

Advancements in photovoltaic systems and associated market trends suggest that vertical installations integrated with building façades will be increasingly competitive for meeting energy demands, while...

22 August 2022

Livable Density: The Hybrid Office Building

James von Klemperer & Andrew Cleary, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The recently completed One Vanderbilt Avenue tower has become the standard bearer for one of New York City’s most ambitious zoning initiatives of the past...