30 January 2020

From “Tech Miracle” to Evolutionary Change

Michael Cesarz, MULTI thyssenkrupp Elevator

The potential of ropeless elevators to change the way we experience urban space has been addressed by two research projects conducted by CTBUH and funded...

28 October 2019

Lift and the City: How Elevators Reshaped Cities

Markus Jetter, thyssenKrupp

We are now living through the most dramatic change in the human history, as far as population and urbanization is concerned. In 1969, the rural...

21 June 2019

The Integration of Adaptive Elements into High-Rise Structures

Stefanie Weidner & Simon Steffen, ILEK University of Stuttgart; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group

Whilst most research focuses on the reduction of operative energy use in buildings, the aspect of which (and how many) materials are used is often...

17 October 2016

Increased High-Rise Resilience to Stabilize Cities of the Future

Rudi Scheuermann, Arup

Dense urban city environments consist of an agglomeration of tall buildings. The resilience of cities as a whole depends, among other components, on the resilience...

17 October 2016

Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth

Kate Ascher & Sabrina Uffer, BuroHappold Engineering

As cities aspire to become global metropolises, older low-rise structures are getting torn down to make room for new, often tall, buildings and neighborhoods. What...

17 October 2016

The Haikou Tower - Signifier and Signified

Martin Henn, HENN

When designing the “Haikou Towers,” our aim was to go beyond an architecture of mere function or form, but to construct an architecture of meaning....