Sustainable Tall Buildings: Cases form the Global South
Type
journal article
Year
2016

This paper examines recent sustainable tall buildings in the Global South, mainly in the Middle East and China. These buildings are redefining how architects, engineers, and planners view skyscrapers, creating a new building typology in regards to function, ecology, technology, and user comfort, in the process. These “futuristic” buildings are setting new social, spatial, and environmental standards, setting a milestone in ecologically friendly architecture. Most of the reviewed projects in this paper have achieved national and international recognition from architectural and planning organizations. They represent the most recent work in the field and have exerted a profound impact on the architectural profession. This paper also summarizes the key lessons that sustainable tall buildings have brought to the field, highlighting the role of breakthrough technologies in enhancing the efficient performance and sustainability of future tall buildings.


Keywords: 

Sustainable design; new technologies; creative forms; innovative approaches; green aesthetics

Citation
Al-Kodmany, Kheir. "Sustainable Tall Buildings: cases from the Global South." International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR [Online], Volume 10 Number 2. (29 July 2016): 52-66. http://www.archnet-ijar.net/index.php/IJAR/article/view/1054.
Parent Publications
Copyright
Kheir M. Al-Kodmany
Country
China
Language
English
Keywords
urban development
sustainable architecture
sustainable design
green design