Compiled by the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat), with insightful introductory essays on key trends in the skyscraper typology (a preview of the future) and by renowned tall buildings expert, Georges Binder, on the history of the world’s tallest buildings by decade, this ambitious and comprehensive text provides in-depth descriptions of the buildings’ design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans.
Towering structures are oftentimes the subject of admiration only for their sheer height or skyline silhouette, and oftentimes criticized for their poor environmental performance (and not without justification). This book aims to change that impression by showing innovations that are particular to this group of tall buildings, in addition to generally good architectural design and engineering prowess.
Dimensions: 298.4mm x 222.75mm
Page Count: 296
Publication: Sept 2015
Colour: Full Colour
Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dr. Wood is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. His field of specialism is the design, and in particular the sustainable design, of tall buildings. Prior to his tenure with CTBUH, Dr. Wood worked as an architect in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and London. His PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.
This 10-year period has seen the work of Swatt | Miers expand into different regions of California, including the Central Valley, the Northern California wine country, and Los Angeles; different states, including Hawaii and Colorado; and other regions of the world, including Canada, India and Spain. Designed from the inside out, the constant threads that pervade the work include strong relationships of architecture to land, open planning for informal living, and dissolving the boundary between inside and outside … all designed to be as beautiful to live in as to behold. This volume showcases this firm’s award-winning projects and recent accomplishments in glorious full color, and is replete with insightful and engaging commentary across the monograph's extraordinary collection of international works.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 256
Publication Date: March 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Swatt | Miers Architects was formed as a merger of two long established San Francisco Bay Area firms, Swatt Architects and George Miers and Associates, Architects and Planners, with the goal of creating a practice that consistently creates beautiful, sustainable and user-responsive buildings, while offering their clients the highest level of design, management and principal-oriented services. The firm’s dedication to excellence has contributed to the recognition they have received, with over 70 local, regional and national design awards, including the prestigious National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects for the historic renovation of The Icehouse, San Francisco’s largest pair of masonry buildings, for Levi Strauss & Co.
They represent global mobility and our capacity to move anything from anywhere. It is ironic, then, that they are increasingly being used for architectural installations, forming more static temporary and permanent structures, including housing. This book provides an informative overview of the advent of containerization and investigates a great range of modern architectural applications. It explores creativity in commercial design; innovative use of space; pop-up trends; plug-in architecture; how to balance budget with aesthetic concerns; and technical and structural considerations. Richly illustrated, with unique design narratives, the full-color case studies throughout showcase the innovative use of modern containers. This useful volume covers intelligent designs for multiple commercial and public uses, including art pavilion spaces, museums, research facilities and community hubs; and explores a wide range of residential architectural solutions, from high-end, sustainable designs and fit-outs through to disaster and emergency relief options.
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: November 2016
Colour: Full Colour
After completing an Architectural Design degree, Aidan Hart cut his teeth in Hong Kong and Singapore, working on large projects throughout Asia, moving from designer to Creative Director over a four-year period. Upon returning to South Africa in 1998, he joined DHK Architects, and, making partner eight months later, he jointly headed up DHI Design for three years. His strengths lie with his passion for design quality and creative flair. He constantly pushes the envelope to guarantee the best results for his clients, and this focus has resulted in numerous awards for various landmark projects, such as Ogilvy, Carne, Union Swiss, and others. Aidan Hart is a member of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), the region’s regulatory authority for the industry.
More than an awards book, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, providing in-depth description of the buildings’ design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans. This book provides fascinating and inspiring reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.
CTBUH bestows 11 awards annually, four of which are given to buildings in various 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 at the annual CTBUH Awards Symposium and Ceremony. Additionally, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes significant contributions to the urban realm, in connection with tall buildings. The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance—across one or more of a wide range of criteria—after a building has been complete and in operation for a decade. The Innovation Award recognizes a specific area of recent innovation in the tall building industry that has been incorporated into the design of, or significantly tested in, the construction, operation, or refurbishment of a tall building project. The Performance Award recognizes a building with proven value and performance over a minimum of three years. The CTBUH also gives two annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design or technical advancement of tall buildings.
Dimensions: 254mm x 203mm
Page Count: 276
Publication Date: Dec 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers in the field, and his PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings.
Steven Henry Californian-born Steven Henry received his degree in architecture in May 2008 from the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In his final years he studied new programmatic uses for high-rise buildings as well as research on how to incorporate sustainable features as an inherent part of the design. Involved with the CTBUH since January 2008, he designed and produced the Council’s inaugural awards book titled, “Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Awards Winning Projects.” Among other tasks, he continues to coordinate the council’s book publications.
Another successful addition to IMAGES’ Master Architect Series, this richly illustrated book combines stunning imagery with comprehensive studies outlining the firm’s strong philosophical discourse across a vast range of typologies: residential; institutional; commercial; hospitality; offices; interiors; public; and master planning. Morphogenesis reinterprets India’s architectural roots and consistently employs passive design solutions for a unique contextual language. The Morphogenesis journey is a reflection of a contemporary Indian perspective within the global context, incorporating an inspired, forward-thinking vision while respectfully referencing the spirit of traditional Indian subcontinental architecture in innovative forms. This is a must-have book for those looking to understand work at the vanguard of sustainable architecture.
Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm
Page Count: 224
Publication Date: Jan 2017
Colour: Full Colour
Manit Rastogi commenced his architecture studies at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, then went on to the Architectural Association where he graduated with distinction from the Sustainable Environmental Design program under Simos Yannas, and subsequently, the AA Diploma with Honours, under John Frazer. The influence of all three programs have formulated and influenced his thinking to date, to create a sustainable architecture through the framework of an evolutionary practice inspired by nature, with an emphasis on passive design. Known as an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of sustainable design, he lectures extensively in Asia and has published several research papers with respect to zero energy buildings. Manit has been the Director of the Sushant School of Art and Architecture, and continues to serve on its board. Manit’s commitment to sustainable environments goes beyond the realm of architecture practice through his work on GRIHA, India’s green rating system, as a founder member of the GRIHA Council.
Sonali Rastogi Sonali Rastogi was born into a family of architects, which was her initiation into design. She studied at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and the Architectural Association, London. There, she studied Housing and Urbanism under Jorge Fiori and Graduate Design (DRL) under Jeff Kipnis. The literature of ‘History and Theory’ of architecture is of profound interest to her. Sonali lectures and writes extensively. Sonali cofounded Morphogenesis in 1996, working across a diverse canvas ranging from architecture to urban design, landscape and interior design. She is passionately interested in the materiality and craft in architecture, and is deeply invested in the detail of building. A strong proponent of the arts and crafts, Sonali is a founder member of Manthan, a platform for creative individuals who seek to share, discuss, engage with and evolve concepts and ideologies. She also extends her impact on the built environment as a council member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission.
‘By doing the right thing, Morphogenesis may inspire a new generation of architects, business and civic leaders to embrace its vision.’ —Michael Webb, architecture writer, co-founder Archigram
‘They have made a massive personal commitment to architecture as a way of life and with intelligence, determination and creativity, their approach is leading to a new architecture.’ —Prof. John Frazer, author of An Evolutionary Architecture
‘Morphogenesis’ designs have evolved ingeniously over two decades as the vanguard of modern regionalism in South Asia.’ —Christopher Benninger, Architect and Founder, School of Planning CEPT University
‘Morphogenesis has successfully parlayed its global-local expertise into a forceful strategy for sustainable architectural design and urban development.’ —Dr Vikramaditya Prakash, University of Washington
‘Morphogenesis has mastered the architecture of good environments and created worthy buildings made to optimise resources.’ —Dr Simos Yannas, Director, Sustainable Environmental Design, The Architectural Association
We would like to advise the correction/addition of the following information concerning page 217: Architects’ House + Studio (Built): photography credits should include Jatinder Marwaha; page 217: ITC Campus (Under construction): project team credits should include Sauren Banerjee.