Casting Architecture: Towers

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You want to plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Towers line the skylines of our cities as iconic forms of freedom, growth and wealth. They identify our cities. However, creating the memorable forms is one of the most challenging undertakings that architects and engineers face. The quest for creating the most significant superstructures a paradigm for all time is not just about the mechanics of engineering combined with the art of building, but requires the architect and engineer to be visionaries. A unique hands-on design generates different forms through casting, stacking and interlocking modular units and defines a path forward for Towers not just under the sweltering sun of the tropics but under all weather conditions. Following the successful momentum of Casting Architecture: Ventilation Blocks, Towers is the second edition of the construction, hands-on series at the NUS Department of Architecture. It inspires the creation of new vertical buildings and elevates the secret of unseen tall megaliths. Ideal for young architects and designers, more than fifteen constructions are richly illustrated with drawings, essays and images. Some models are elegant, some are refined, some are pure artifacts, but all aim to transform modular living in the compact city. Imagination. Making. Stacking: Casting Architecture allows it all.