In conjunction with the exhibition Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and IIT associate studio professor, discusses global trends in skyscrapers, outlining the unprecedented changes in the typology over the past decades and looking to the future.
A UK architect by training, Wood specializes in the field of sustainable design of tall buildings. Prior to becoming an academic, Wood worked as an architect in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and London.
He is the author of numerous books and papers in the field, including "Tall & Green: Typology for a Sustainable Urban Future.” His dissertation explored the multidisciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. He is associate editor of the CTBUH Journal and serves on the editorial board of the John Wiley & Sons Journal, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings. He is also cochair of the CTBUH Tall Buildings and Sustainability working group. He is currently involved in numerous book projects, including The Tall Buildings Reference Book with Routledge, The CTBUH Guide to Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings with Routledge, and New Paradigms in High Rise Design.