CTBUH Chapter Event
The rectilinear, air-conditioned, glass-skinned box is still the main template for the majority of tall buildings being developed around the world. Many of these boxes vary with how they meet both ground and sky, but they are part of a globalized expression. Against a backdrop of the large-scale homogenization of cities architecturally around the world, there are principles which, if adopted in skyscraper design, could result in tall buildings which are more appropriate to the place in which they are located - physically, environmentally, culturally, socially and economically. In doing so, a new vernacular for the skyscraper in each region of the world can be developed, to significant ecological, as well as social, benefit.