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Casting Architecture Towers

Towers

Florian Schätz

$22.50

You want to plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?

Towers line the skylines of our cities as iconic forms of freedom, growth and wealth. They identify our cities. However, creating the memorable forms is one of the most challenging undertakings that architects and engineers face. The quest for creating the most significant superstructures – a paradigm for all time – is not just about the mechanics of engineering combined with the art of building, but requires the architect and engineer to be visionaries.

 

Specifications

SKU:
90444
Size: 
5.875” x 8.25” Portrait
Pages: 
144
Binding: 
Trade Paper
Publication date: 
Summer 2015
ISBN: 
978-1-941806-72-2
Weight: 
2.44kg/5.4lb
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

You want to plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?

Towers line the skylines of our cities as iconic forms of freedom, growth and wealth. They identify our cities. However, creating the memorable forms is one of the most challenging undertakings that architects and engineers face. The quest for creating the most significant superstructures – a paradigm for all time – is not just about the mechanics of engineering combined with the art of building, but requires the architect and engineer to be visionaries.

Casting Architecture: Towers proposes new strategies for creating our most striking structures. An unique hands-on design generates different forms through casting, stacking and interlocking modular units and defines a path forward for Towers not just under the sweltering sun of the tropics but under all weather conditions.

Following the successful momentum of Casting Architecture: Ventilation Blocks, Towers is the second edition of the construction, hands-on series at the NUS Department of Architecture. It inspires the creation of new vertical buildings and elevates the secret of unseen tall megaliths.

Ideal for young architects and designers, more than fifteen constructions are richly illustrated with drawings, essays and images. Some models are elegant, some are refined, some are pure artifacts, but all aim to transform modular living in the compact city. Imagination. Making. Stacking: Casting Architecture allows it all.

 

About the author: 

Florian Schätz, an Architect, Builder and Humanist, makes ideas happen. The winner of the President Design Award draws on real-life experiences about how people interact with space. He crafts architecture with the Art of Engineering, stacking houses, aircraft and objects the most effective way. He is founder of Design Think Tank FACE 2050 and teaches Design and Construction at the National University of Singapore.