books

Starscrapers: HOK Tall Buildings

Starscrapers: HOK Tall Buildings

If you were asked to name five skyscraper starchitects of the top of your head, you would probably come up with personal names, such as Cesar Pelli, Zaha Hadid or Norman…Read more
A Map of the World

A Map of the World

In the Rotterdam section of the SkyscraperCity forums we have a little discussion about whether the local tourist desk should give away city maps for free, or if asking a…Read more
Surmount & Dilute

Surmount & Dilute

Surmount & Dilute - The Current Predicament are a series of 3 volumes on residential apartments, which are reviewed here as one. Each book consists out of 25 example projects…Read more
Lifted

Lifted

As a building in the pre-elevator era would rise to five floors at most, each of these floors, including basement and attic, had their specific usage and characteristics. Lifted is…Read more

Vertical Living

When I found this book I got quite excited as the library on skyscraper living isn’t very extensive. Specific issues of urban and high living aren’t as well researched and…Read more

House of Outrageous Fortune

Even those not professionally active in the field of real estate must have heard the phrase “location, location, location” as the three most important ingredients of success. House of Outrageous…Read more
London’s Growing Up

London’s Growing Up

As part of an exhibition on new tall building development in London, an organization called New London Architecture did a head count of the number of tall buildings either under…Read more
The heights

The heights

As the subtitle suggests, this book looks at the ins and outs of the skyscraper. As most of the fascinating stuff goes in behind the facade, outs and ins would…Read more
eVolo Skyscrapers 2

eVolo Skyscrapers 2

Since 2006, the Los Angeles based architecture and design publisher eVolo has organised an annual skyscraper competition. In their own words, The award challanges architects and designers' creativity and explores…Read more