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The future of the city : tall buildings and urban design

Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany; Mir M Ali
Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Drawing on the experience of several cities from different parts of the world, this text provides a global perspective on the urbanization phenomenon and tall building development, and examines their underlying logic, design drivers, contextual relationships and pitfalls.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kheir Al-Kodmany; Mir M Ali
ISBN: 9781845644109 1845644107 9781845644116 1845644115
OCLC Number: 783138327
Description: xii, 445 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Reshaping cities in the vertical age --
The logic of vertical density --
Economics and city infrastructure --
The city skyline and visual integration --
Placemaking with tall buildings --
Achieving architectural and engineering qualities --
The rise of the iconic high-rise --
Strategies for regulating vertical density --
Sustainable tall buildings and cities --
Urban and architectural design guidelines --
Skyscraper cities of the world --
Innovative urban design for tall buildings --
Future skyscraper cities.
Responsibility: K. Al-Kodmany & M.M. Ali.


The book discusses spatial planning and sustainable strategies as well as offers pragmatic architectural and urban design guidelines to better design tall buildings for future cities.  Read more...


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