Could Designing Up Be Bringing us Down?
If the recent spate of ‘world first’ and ‘tallest ever’ skyscraper concepts are anything to go by, architecture in Australia is having a bit of a growth spurt.
Architects nationwide are unlocking air rights, breaking through traditional height constraints and building upwards in order to make the most of a small footprint of prime metropolitan land. While this creates an impressive skyline – a sentiment debated by some – are tall buildings all they’re cracked up to be?
We’ve asked the question ‘does being tallest matter?’ and now we ask does being tall matter at all?
Well according to a growing number in this industry being the biggest may in fact come at the expense of a building’s lifespan....