This conference brought together leading tall building owners, developers, engineers and planners to showcase the latest innovations in R&D and technology, and examine their practical field application on high risk, high profile flagship tall engineering projects. Presentations from the day are available by sending an email to the Events Team at email@example.com
The Farrell Review, an industry-wide review of architecture and the built environment, led by Sir Terry Farrell and commissioned by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, has been published. After a wide-reaching consultation process including workshops throughout the country, the findings have been compiled into a report with 60 recommendations. There are four key themes (Education, outreach and skills; Design quality; Cultural heritage; Economic benefits) which were set out in the terms of reference for the Review, with an additional theme of built environment policy which addresses the legacy and proposed way forward.
The Spring 2014 issue of this journal from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists contains articles on 3 D printing; building integrated transparent photovoltaic cells; mechanical ventilation with heat recovery; and membership news.
Architecture magazine eVolo takes readers into the future with its annual skyscraper competition, which rewards innovative ideas for vertical living. For its ninth annual competition, the magazine received 525 projects from 43 countries on all continents. Three winners and 20 honorable mentions were selected by a jury of leaders in the fields of architecture and design.
SKYLINE is an exploratory research project that combines collaborative and comparative approaches to investigate the political, economic and social dimensions of an increasingly contested urban landscape: the skyline. The project aims at filing the existing lack of conceptualization of the skyline, in a context where urban public bodies are considering lifting height ceiling limits while multiple conflicts have emerged across European cities (Paris, Lyon and London) against various projects of tall buildings.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has published a report which covers the experience of the three-day “Height and Heritage” conference, held in London on 11-13 June 2013, including panels, presentations, social networking events and technical tours. The report is prefaced by relevant contextual data and reportage on the state of skyscrapers in Europe. Included in the volume are two DVDs, containing copies of all presentation materials, as well as video highlights of presentations, social networking events and technical tours. A preview of the report is available online while there is a charge for the full report.
English Heritage has commissioned architect Shahed Saleem to produce the first authoritative survey of the British mosque. The result, to be published in 2014, will reveal the story of a building type which has had a major impact on the urban landscape in recent decades.
This report aims to identify priority research topics and research gaps in the field of tall buildings. The main objective of the Roadmap is to create a guide for the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, UNESCO and all those involved in tall buildings to assist in the planning of future research and the pursuit of funding, in order to advance the typology to its optimum level. The Roadmap identifies ten important interdisciplinary findings that constitute the research agenda for moving the Tall Building concept forward in terms of the social sustainability and energy performance of tall buildings.
International Conference on Architecture and Engineering in Urban Development (AEUD 2013). Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20-21 December 2013
This event provided an opportunity for academicians, researchers, engineers, urban development specialists and industrial professionals to present their research results in architecture and engineering in urban development. A volume of proceedings is available online.
Some of the most famous cities in history were never built. These 10 Utopian cities may have been failures, but they expressed our ideas about what the future of human civilization could look like. And many ideas contained in them continue to influence us today.« Previous Page — Next Page »