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Rethinking the Skyscraper: The Complete Architecture of Ken Yeangby Robert Powell
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Architect Yeang (b.1948) has challenged conventional engineering and economic premises in his alternative vision of the skyscraper; he sees skyscrapers as "cities in the sky" designed to be sensitive to ecological, environmental, and social considerations. In this abundantly illustrated volume his ideas and solutions for the skyscraper are discussed and illustrated in depth. Powell is an architect and urban planner who has lectured at universities in the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe.
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A preview of the twenty-first-century city dweller's world is seen in the work of an architect whose visionary approach to skyscraper design sets new standards for high-rise construction.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index.
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