Skyscrapers of the Future is an investigation about the past, present, and future of the skyscraper. No other architectural genre captures our imagination ...
Skyscrapers of the Future is an investigation about the past, present, and future of the skyscraper. No other architectural genre captures our imagination and reflects our cultural and technological achievements like these towers that pierce the sky. We start off with the history and evolution of building high, from the Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and first American skyscrapers to the contemporary reality in Asia and the Middle East. The publication explains the true genetics and economics behind the birth and future of the skyscraper. Skyscrapers of the Future exposes the time gap between new architectural concepts and their built reality like Arne Hosekâ€™s City of the Future designed in 1928 and materialized in 1998 by Cesar Pelli as the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur or Sergei Lopatinâ€™s 1925 idea for the Veshenka Tower in Moscow, later observed as the Willis Tower in Chicago in 1974. Another group of essays explore the global influence of Manhattan as a contemporary Babylon to be replicated across the world, or the role of the Italian Futurists, Japanese Metabolists, and Archigram, who influenced generations of architects and designers to push forward the concept of vertical living. You will also find critiques on some of the latest ideas for skyscraper design by some of the most forward-looking architects. The iPad version of eVolo Magazine includes all the content of the printed edition and has been specifically designed for an intuitive navigation with interactive content and detailed photos, plans, sections, and elevations. eVolo Magazine is the leading architecture and design journal focused on technological advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st Century.
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