Skyscrapers: Structure and Design

Skyscrapers: Structure and Design

ISBN13: 9781856694032
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Ever taller and more dramatic, skyscrapers are being built everywhere. This book looks at contemporary examples, from the perspective of both their architecture and their engineering. The author explains the structural principles behind the creation of tall buildings and how they are designed to withstand earthquakes, high winds, fire and terrorist attack. An introduction covers the architectural and cultural history of the skyscraper, using choice examples to illustrate key engineering developments and the variety of basic design types. The main part of the book then analyzes 29 of the most interesting recent skyscrapers from around the world. Each project is illustrated in full colour, while the text, architects' drawings and details show how the each is constructed and what innovative design features it incorporates. Featured architects include Foster & Partners, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 192
Item Height 24 mm
Item Width 218 mm
Item Weight 1399 Gram
Product Dimensions 218 x 24 x 312
Publisher Laurence King
Format Hardcover | 192

. . .a tour of twenty-nine case studies. . . All are fun to look at and contemplate. -- Virginia Quarterly Review

Mathew Wells is a practising structural engineer and partner in the London firm Techniker, and the author of 30 Bridges (Laurence King, 2002).