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Supertall, Supergreen - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event

  • 00:00 - 14 January, 2014
Supertall, Supergreen - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
Supertall, Supergreen - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event, Tianfu Proposal, Chengdu, China. PHOTO CREDIT: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Tianfu Proposal, Chengdu, China. PHOTO CREDIT: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Join architectural historian Judith Dupré and renowned architects Adrian Smith and Rick Cook to explore the latest environmental innovations in skyscrapers. The look of cities is changing as designers and builders realize that the best tall buildings arise from working, as the ancients did, hand in hand with nature. Tapping into the elemental forces of the sun, wind, and water, today’s green skyscrapers are pushing the extreme frontiers of environmental, structural, and creative possibility. That sensibility is also strengthening bonds between architects and engineers who, more than ever, are joining forces to find aesthetically pleasing, environmentally astute solutions.

In the book SKYSCRAPERS: A History of the World’s Most Extraordinary Buildings, Judith Dupré takes us on a chronological tour—spanning 125 years and circling the globe—of the world’s tallest buildings, designed by such star architects as Adrian Smith, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Philip Johnson, Morphosis, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Breathtaking full color photographs capture the buildings’ monumental scale and larger-than-life personalities, while the book’s design and oversize format mirrors the shape of its subject. Admire such classic masterpieces as the Chrysler Building, Willis (Sears) Tower, and the Transamerica Pyramid, and fall in love with the newest skyscrapers, including the Shard of London, International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in Mecca.

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Cite: "Supertall, Supergreen - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event" 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/466872/supertall-supergreen-architectural-explorations-in-books-series-event/> ISSN 0719-8884