Residential Towers

Edited by Annette Gigon, Mike Guyer, and Felix Jerusalem

Residential Towers

Edited by Annette Gigon, Mike Guyer, and Felix Jerusalem

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348 pages | 265 color plates, 513 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2015
Paper $105.00 ISBN: 9783856763497 Published October 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
As population growth and urbanization pick up speed worldwide, the need for high-rise, high-density residential architecture is becoming ever more acute. As Residential Towers shows, this branch of architecture is ready for that demand, with creative approaches to meeting the social and architectural challenges inherent in housing a large number of people in a small amount of ground space. Taking readers to cities on five continents, the book presents analyses of eighty architecturally significant tower blocks in a way that makes it possible to compare approaches and see the effects of innovations. 
Contents
Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer
Introduction
 
Andreas Tönnesmann
Power, prospect and comfort: how the high-rise became habitable
Essay based on a conversation between Andreas Tönnesmann, Gregory Grämiger, Britta Hentschel and Niklas Naehrig, recorded on 9 May 2014 in Zurich
 
Dietrich Neumann
‘A return to first principles in building’: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Promontory and Lake Shore Drive Apartments and their legacy
 
Philip Ursprung
From the vertical city to the village in the sky: the future of the tower block
 
Projects
 
Outlook
Biographical notes
Bibliography
Illustration credits
Index
Acknowledgements
 
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