New skyscrapers feature sustainability-centered design

04/4/2013 | (Australia)

The designs of new skyscrapers around the world are focused not only on modernity and mixed-use environments but on sustainability. "We're seeing glazing glass facades, curtain wall-type buildings where smart and sleek design is preferred, but mostly it's the sustainability of the building that now matters," said Matthew Keutenius, a senior analyst with Emporis. "As skyscrapers continue to shape city skylines, architecture and design have moved beyond aesthetics and function, placing increased emphasis on the environment and human well-being," writes Angela Fedele.

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