Applying traditional architectural rules for energy efficiency and lateral structural stiffness to an 80 story tower

Sozer H. , Clark R. J. , Elnimeiri M.

ENERGY, vol.36, no.8, pp.4761-4768, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.4761-4768


This design is intended to revive and utilize fundamental principles of tall buildings into a modern design of an 80-story residential tower in Doha. The main goal in this design is to create an innovative and next generation sustainable tower design specifically for the Middle East by taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies while respecting the traditional way of living that reflects the cultural roots. The design utilizes a vertical exterior cable system which is used as a shading device and contributes significantly to the structural lateral load resistance. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.