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High-Rise Living in Asian Cities

Author: Belinda Yuen; Anthony G O Yeh
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is intended to fill a knowledge gap in the study of contemporary high-rise living. While there has been much documentation on the engineering and technological aspects of tall buildings, relatively little has been written about the social and livability of high-rise. Much less is written about Asian cities even though Asia is the current hotbed of high-rise development. Even though traditional discourse of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Yuen; Anthony G O Yeh
ISBN: 9789048197385 9048197384
OCLC Number: 880938655
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 16 mai 2014).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (VII, 195 p. 16 illustrations, 9 illustrations in color.)
Contents: 1. Introduction: Tall Building Living in Asian Cities --
2. Tall Building Living in High Density Cities: A Comparison of Hong Kong and Singapore --
3. Planning and Design of Tall Residential Buildings --
4. Physical Environment of Tall Residential Buildings: The Case of Hong Kong --
5. Planning and Design of Environmentally Sustainable High-rises --
6. Garden and Ecology in the Sky --
7. Legislation and Safety of Tall Residential Buildings --
8. The Value of Clean Air in High-Density Urban Areas --
9. Liveability of Tall Residential Buildings --
10. Community Development in Tall Residential Buildings --
11. In the March of High-rise --
Appendix --
CD-ROM included inside back cover The State of Urban High-rise Research: An Annotated Bibliography --
Responsibility: edited by Belinda Yuen, Anthony G.O. Yeh.


The majority of the population of Hong Kong and Singapore live in a high-rise building. This book looks at these two cities to understand the advantages and concerns of high-rise living. It presents  Read more...


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