Special Issue "Tall Buildings"


A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kyoung Sun Moon

School of Architecture, Yale University, 180 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Fax: +1 203 432 7175
Interests: tall buildings; integrated design; structural engineering; sustainable design; structural motion control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tall buildings, with their global symbolic power and economic benefits in dense urban land use, are a worldwide architectural phenomenon today. Due to their large scale and extreme height, the interaction between technology and architecture has been very dynamic in tall buildings. This special issue of the Buildings journal invites authors who can contribute quality articles on various architectural and technological issues of tall buildings and their synergistic integrations.
Today’s architecture can be best understood only through the recognition of pluralism, and various directions are prevalent in architectural design of tall buildings in conjunction with their diversified functions. In recent years, tall buildings have become much taller, and the importance of optimal structural design is more significant in taller structures due to the premium for heights. The issues of vertical transportation, fire and life safety are very critical in tall buildings, especially after September 11 of 2001. Because of their enormous scale, tall buildings are constructed with an abundant amount of resources and consume lots of energy during occupancy. This special issue also invites articles on various sustainable design strategies for tall buildings. Today more than ever, sustainability is one of the most important building design issues to save our limited resources.
The subject of this this special issue is very current in both the design and technology circles in architecture. With the prevalent emergence of tall buildings in major cities throughout the globe and concerns that this building type has generated, more investigative work into the role of tall buildings and their technologies is crucial in academia and building industry.

Dr. Kyoung Sun Moon
Guest Editor


  • Tall Buildings
  • Architecture
  • Structural Systems
  • Façade Systems
  • Wind Engineering
  • MEP Engineering
  • Vertical Transportation
  • Sustainable Design
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Construction and Materials
  • Design Integration
  • Urban Design

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p. 384-423
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Buildings 2012, 2(4), 384-423; doi:10.3390/buildings2040384
Received: 26 July 2012 / Revised: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 10 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012
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p. 43-62
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Buildings 2012, 2(2), 43-62; doi:10.3390/buildings2020043
Received: 13 February 2012 / Revised: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012
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