books

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
Goodbye to All That

Goodbye to All That

Many of you who are interested in skyscrapers and big cities must have fantasized about living in the Big Apple at some point. I know I have, and actually still…Read more
Ralph Walker

Ralph Walker

To be honest, I hadn't heard of architect Ralph Walker before I picked up this book on the back that it appeared to have a skyscraper angle. You might be…Read more