Thinking and Building on Shaky Ground: On Architecture in Seismic Regions (Hardcover)

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Thinking and Building on Shaky Ground: On Architecture in Seismic Regions (Hardcover)

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Building with earthquakes is a
familiar yet persistent design problem for resilient construction on all
continents. This book elaborates on various factors for
earthquake-resilient architecture in six thematic chapters that explore
the design strategies of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility,
multiplicity and consistency. These factors allow designers to develop
contextual solutions that marry technical know-how with social and
cultural understanding, ranging in scale from buildings to furniture and
urban master plans.

120 case studies from roughly 30
countries, including some highly prestigious buildings, provide a
comprehensive overview of the different design strategies.


  • Comprehensive overview of a key global issue
  • Includes numerous, superbly illustrated case studies
  • Examines design thinking applied in contemporary practice
Yun Fu, architect and lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Product Details ISBN: 9783035625585
ISBN-10: 3035625581
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: December 13th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English