Publisher: University of New South Wales Press 2009 Author: Richard Francis-Jones et al. ISBN: 9780868408224 Format: Softcover, 176pp, 260x220mm
A selection of leading architectural thinkers and practitioners examine both the global phenomenon of the tall building and its adaptation to the Asian-Pacific context in this detailed case study.
The ever-shifting profile of modern cities, coupled with a lack of comprehensive city planning, pose important architectural and aesthetic questions about towers' effects on culture and historic city centre's.
Pressing concerns about environmental sustainability and building economics are also addressed in this strikingly designed book, which draws on a diverse array of examples, including the Dong Towers of Southern China, high-rise housing in Hong Kong and Australia, and the iconic towers of Seidler, PTW, Foster, Koolhaas, Mayne and Ingenhoven & Architectus.
This pre-owned copy is in near-new condition.