High Society: Contemporary Highrise Architecture and the International Highrise Award 2006 Peter Cachola Schmal

ISBN: 9783936314779

Published: April 1st 2007

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160 pages


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High Society: Contemporary Highrise Architecture and the International Highrise Award 2006  by  Peter Cachola Schmal

High Society: Contemporary Highrise Architecture and the International Highrise Award 2006 by Peter Cachola Schmal
April 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9783936314779 | 3.49 Mb

From the Tower of Babel to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from European cathedrals to the Twin Towers and the currently scandalous Freedom Tower, highrises have always been a symbol of mankinds cultural aspirations and technological achievements. TheMoreFrom the Tower of Babel to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from European cathedrals to the Twin Towers and the currently scandalous Freedom Tower, highrises have always been a symbol of mankinds cultural aspirations and technological achievements. The biennial International Highrise Award specifies that an ideal contemporary tower should make exceptional use of aesthetics, design and technology, and show cost-effectiveness, sustainability and integration into town planning.

This album of the 2006 contenders honors foremost the winners, Jean Nouvel and Fermin Vasquez, who designed the Torre Agbar building in Barcelona. The Agbar Towers distinctive rounded crown had already earned it a nominee spot in Cabinet Magazines Most Phallic Building in the World Contest.

Here, the Highrise Awards more serious honor cites the buildings expressive shape, pulsating dynamism and a multi-layer outer skin that generates its varied and exciting appearance. Runners-up include Santiago Calatravas Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden.



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