Series:Garden City Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 17 May 2016
Publisher: Pesaro Publishing
Publication City, Country: Balmain, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 25(H) x 20(L)
ReviewsFrom the New York Times - This book uses projects from the Singapore-basd architecture firm WOHA to explore the challenges of urban development, particularly in densely packed tropical cities. WOHA has earned a worldwide reputation for innovative techniques that emphasise green space, healthy living and other amenities in its skyscrapers. The book focuses on construction techniques that minimise the environmental impact of tall buildings and dense new cities...aim to influence construction norms with an eye toward more environmentally friendly techniques for high-rise and urban landscapes. WOHA are well known for designing tropical towers enveloped by nature, vertical villages with sky gardens, breezeway and elevated parks.
Author BiographyPatrick Bingham-Hall is the author of numerous book on Architecture.WOHA Architects was founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in Singapore in 1994. Wong was born in 1962 and graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989, whilst Hassell was born in 1966 and graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989.