New York restricts the growth of glass skyscrapers.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Q1 on the Gold Coast is currently Australia’s tallest building.
Tall buildings are an increasing feature of Australia's city landscapes, although they're still relatively small compared to overseas. But is there a limit on how high we can build?
Can technology free elevators from their up-down cages?
New technology could make it practical to build skyscrapers far taller than even today's highest – and change how people live, work and play in tall buildings.
The fifth generation of tall buildings are here, and they're more efficient than ever before.
DBox for Eric Parry Architects
Skyscrapers are the new cathedrals – but are we worshipping a false idol?
High-rise living is no longer synonymous with crime and deprivation.
Suburbia or skyscrapers?
Instead of looking up or out, we need a combined approach.
The birth of the skyscraper took an obsession with height to a whole new level.
There is growing concern the proliferation of skyscrapers will be to the detriment of cities.
We need to move away from thinking about the skyscraper as an “icon”. Instead, we should be asking how the tall building – which will always “stand out” – can also “fit in” to cities.
Stark new additions to our urban landscape are usually met with moaning – but it rarely lasts.
A defence of La Défense, and other towering architecture across the globe.
The 34-storey timber tower planned for Stockholm.
Berg | C.F. møller Architects
Until recently, tall wooden towers were an engineering impossibility. Following a breakthrough a few years ago, the sky is increasingly the limit.