This is the website for the new book Tall: the Design and Construction of High-Rise Architecture. Edited (and mostly written) by Guy Marriage, the book does what it says on the cover; namely it is all about the reasons why we design like we do, and the way that we put together large multi-storey buildings. It has been written by 4 experienced practitioners and has been illustrated with clear, simple, black and white line drawings, easy to read and easy to understand – perfect for learning and comprehending the major principles going on in your design and construction process.
We’re hoping to be able to use this website if you have any questions, or comments, or corrections – or criticism! Hopefully not too much of the latter two categories… This book will be a major new publication, aimed squarely at young architecture (and engineering) students, and early practitioners looking at their first taller commercial project. It is due out at the end of this year – October 2019 – and will be in time for you to order from Routledge for your class next semester if you are a lecturer, or for you to buy if you are an interested student.
You can order it direct from Routledge (offices worldwide including the UK and the USA) by clicking here. If you want, you can also order it via Amazon, which is also everywhere, and is available by clicking here. If you want to just go and buy this book from your local bookstore, drop a message in the comments section below and we’ll try and get that to happen as well. If you’ve still got a good local bookstore, congratulations! They’re few and far between these days.
I’m also going to be tracking the progress of the book here, and I’m hopeful it will continue to track upwards. Keeping in mind the book has not launched yet, and I’m the only person who has seen it yet, Tall ranked at position 3,871,621 on Amazon’s list of best-sellers in July – which must be pretty much at the bottom. The only way is Up ! That was ranked the same day at #886 in Architectural Study and Teaching.
I’m not sure if I can believe their algorithm, but Amazon now list it at 234,998th on their best sellers list – and at #50 in Architectural Study and Teaching, so up 836 places in a month, without actually being on sale yet. Hmmm. Too good to be true? We’ll see. We’re going for the top ten!