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Buildings 2015, 5(3), 814-833; doi:10.3390/buildings5030814

Supertall Asia/Middle East: Technological Responses and Contextual Impacts

School of Architecture, Yale University, P.O. Box 208242, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Academic Editor: Kheir Al-Kodmany
Received: 3 June 2015 / Revised: 24 July 2015 / Accepted: 24 July 2015 / Published: 31 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eco-Towers: Technology, Sustainability, and Resilience)
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Supported by rapid economic growth, major cities in Asia and the Middle East have been rising as new centers for tall buildings. This article reviews the state of tall building developments in Asian and Middle Eastern countries with an emphasis on supertall buildings, with their greater urban and global impacts. Focusing primarily on physical construction, this article examines technological responses for building tall in Asian and Middle Eastern contexts. The architectural transformation and globalization of what was once called the “American Building Type” in Asian and Middle Eastern countries is studied. Sustainable design technology transfer and adjustment in Asian and Middle Eastern climates are presented. Further, future prospects on supertall design in Asian and Middle Eastern contexts are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: supertall buildings; tall building technology; sustainable design supertall buildings; tall building technology; sustainable design
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Moon, K.S. Supertall Asia/Middle East: Technological Responses and Contextual Impacts. Buildings 2015, 5, 814-833.

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