“Science and technology are closer than ever… and the progress in information techniques promise to change our lives in a radical way.”

-Ilya Prigogine

In his “Order out of Chaos,” Ilya Prigogine who won the Nobel Prize in 1977 for his work on the thermodynamics of non-equilibrium systems, established the idea that all systems and their subsystems exist in constant flux, a condition in which an instance of amplified disruptive energy can shatter an established organization. This condition can be transformed at any moment when it becomes impossible to determine the direction of change and whether this sudden break will…


What is driving the future paradigm of tall structures? The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa at 828 meters (2,717 ft) in height is one of the greatest design and engineering accomplishments in the history of tall structures. In the classification of tall buildings, it is considered a mega tall as a structure that surpasses 600 meters (1,969 ft) in height. It is a revolutionary work of architecture with the application of high strength reinforced concrete and a structural system unlike any other building in the world. The overall “Y” shaped structural configuration consists of a hexagonal buttress…

Daniel Inocente

Senior Architectural Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY.

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