Performative Skyscraper: Tall Building Design Now

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“PERFORMATIVE SKYSCRAPER: TALL BUILDING DESIGN NOW examines current trends in high-rise design and the technologies that are shaping the new forms. Scott Johnson, a well-known architect of tall buildings, describes how the combination of highly sophisticated modeling software and demands for ever increasing environmental sustainability have led to an overwhelming emphasis on high-performance. Johnson takes the reader through examples of high-performance window-walls, state-of-the-art parametric modeling for super-tall structures, and the current state of vertical mixed-use towers.”

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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is the Design Partner at Johnson Fain, an international architecture, planning and interior design firm based in Los Angeles. A prolific designer of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, a number of his best-known designs are widely published and have become landmarks. Current work includes the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City; a renovation of Philip Johnson’s Chrystal Cathedral in Garden Grove; The Great Wall Winery Hotel and Visitor Center in China, as well as multiple residential towers and mixed-use projects throughout Los Angeles.

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“PERFORMATIVE SKYSCRAPER: TALL BUILDING DESIGN NOW examines current trends in high-rise design and the technologies that are shaping the new forms. Scott Johnson, a well-known architect of tall buildings, describes how the combination of highly sophisticated modeling software and demands for ever increasing environmental sustainability have led to an overwhelming emphasis on high-performance. Johnson takes the reader through examples of high-performance window-walls, state-of-the-art parametric modeling for super-tall structures, and the current state of vertical mixed-use towers.”

Technologies and practices that allow the construction of seemingly limitless forms are turning our cities into futuristic landscapes. But the forms are far from an architect’s whim. PERFORMATIVE SKYSCRAPER examines the creation of these new forms and explains how buildings can now respond intelligently to climate, optimize the use of structural materials and more sensitively reflect their cultural sources. Scott Johnson, a prolific architect well-known for tall buildings, describes how the combination of highly sophisticated software and demands for ever increasing environmental sustainability have led to an overwhelming emphasis on high-performance. Appealing to our cultural attraction to science and enabled by our ability to measure all things, designers, clients and their teams come together as never before to create performative skyscrapers. Johnson takes the reader through examples of high-performance window walls, state-of-the-art parametric modeling for super-tall structures, and the current state of vertical mixed-use towers. The final chapter looks at conditions in seven diverse world capitals to explore the urban context as a factor in how well these marvels of architecture and engineering perform. PERFORMATIVE SKYSCRAPER captures the breadth and immediacy of tall building design now.

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Dimensions 9 × 11 in
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Hardcover, 176 pages, 100 color images

ISBN

978-1-890449-66-7

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