Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

Vertical Architecture Studio

The Vertical Architecture STudio © is run by eminent academic and author Chris Abel. Chris has convened the studio at a number of higher education institutions around the world, including the University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Architecture and the University of New South Wales, Faculty of the Built Environment. The studio, which marks a departure from conventional high-rise studies, was created to explore the possibilities and implications of the new movement for tall building urban form. Research focuses on alternative models of sustainable high-rise design, and new kinds of spatial and functional relationships between tall buildings. The design output from the studio has been widely published, including in the CTBUH Journal, Architectural Review Australia and the Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 
Faculty
Chris Abel
 

 

Design Research Studio
Vertical Architecture Studio (VAST)

2010, University of New South Wales, Professor Chris Abel
 
This studio was created in 2006 with the explicit aim of exploring new forms of high-rise architecture and urban design.

Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Edwards, Kim and Jung. Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Chik, So and Yau. Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Hau, Lin and Tang.

 

Design Research Studio
Vertical Architecture Studio (VAST)

2009, University of New South Wales, Professor Chris Abel
 
The projects shown here are the outcome of the Vertical Architecture STudio © at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), undertaken in 2009.

Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Guo, Lei and Zheng. Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Mohd Nor, Turner and Wang Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Ji, Yuen and Zhou. Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Chan and Nguyen. Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Mohd Nor, Turner and Wang Vertical Garden City, Sydney. Scheme by Hau, Lin and Tang.

 

Design Research Studio
Vertical Architecture Studio (VAST)

2008, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Professor Chris Abel
 
The following schemes represent a selection of the design research output from the Vertical Architecture STudio in 2008 at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA.

Lincoln, NE, by Andrews, Deharty and Gatewood (UNL) Cluster of four linked towers with vertical farm Lincoln, NE, by Brown, Nelson and Patzlaff (UNL) 3D building matrix with integrated 'wind harps' Lincoln, NE, by Cramm and Slattery (UNL) Mixed-use tower with skygardens Lincoln, NE, by Brodersen, Burke and Stovall (UNL) Infrastructure towers with wind turbines and vertical farms


 

Design Research Studio
Vertical Architecture Studio (VAST)

2007, University of Sydney, Professor Chris Abel

The following schemes represent a selection of the design research output from the Vertical Architecture STudio in 2006 and 2007 at the University of Sydney, Australia. 

Regents Place, Sydney, 2006 Regents Place, Sydney, 2006 Regents Place, Sydney, 2006 Regents Place, Sydney, 2006 Parammata Tower, 2007 Regents Place, Sydney, 2006