Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture

Guy (Victoria University of Wellington, Marriage

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"Skyscraper design has emerged as one of the most important and most complex tasks facing builders today. Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture explains how skyscrapers are conceived, designed, and built in remarkably clear prose, breaking down their economic and technical requirements into lucid chapters. Along the way, Guy Marriage presents a readily accessible guide to building structures, materials, economics, and finishes, covering the whole life of a tall building from its conception to its disassembly. Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture is an important addition for students and practitioners in a range of fields, from engineering and architecture to finance and facilities management, and makes for an essential companion for anyone navigating the tightly integrated systems and spaces of a skyscraper in design or construction." Thomas Leslie, FAIA, Iowa State University/Northwestern University "Regardless of where an architect or engineer is in his or her career, this is an essential guide to building tall and, most importantly, to doing so successfully." Maria Mingallon Excerpt from Architecture New Zealand, May 2020 (Issue 3)

Guy Marriage is an architect, registered in Britain and in New Zealand. Now teaching construction, design and building science at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, he gained construction experience from over two decades in practice, with 11 years working in architectural practices in London including Colman Architects, Jestico + Whiles and Foster + Partners. Returning to New Zealand in 2000, he worked forseven years at the Studio of Pacific Architecture and was one of the founding directors of First Light Studio in 2012. He has experience in projects that range in scale from small homes, prefabricated houses, apartment buildings, shopping centres, multi-storey office buildings, and two of the largest underground railway stations in London at the Jubilee Line extension. In 2016 he designed and built his own house, which was featured on Grand Designs New Zealand.


Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Guy Marriage
Seitenzahl 350
Erscheinungsdatum 20.09.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-138-35076-2
Verlag Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Maße (L/B/H) 18.8/24.5/2.1 cm
Gewicht 786 g
Abbildungen 104 Line drawings, black and white 22 Tables, black and white 104 Illustrations, black and white


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