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Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Japan's March 11th magnitude 9 Tohoku Earthquake -- which caused a tidal wave and the ensuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster -- was one of the most powerful ever recorded and just happened

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Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly

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Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with straw and

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Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

Ex-Container Project Provides Shipping Container Housing for Victims of Japan Earthquake

A group led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects -- who designed the Bayside Marina Hotel we featured not long ago -- has formed the Ex-Container Project with the intention of using shipping containers as

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Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

A Japanese highway demolished by the earthquake was as good as new after only six days of repair.

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Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

With thousands of Japanese displaced due to last week's earthquake and ensuing tsunami, many are currently forced to make homes in local shelters lacking the comfort of even just a little bit of privacy.

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Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and

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The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

While the Japanese tsunami has reignited the concerns over nuclear power, one thing is clear - the rules governing the location of their construction are sure to change. One would argue that the

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Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes, but this morning's incident was nothing like the country had ever seen before. Registering at a record breaking magnitude 8.9, the earthquake even triggered a

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Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, caused massive damage and destruction, including the failure of a nuclear power plant cooling system.

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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their

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Earthquake Resistant Tire Earthships for Haiti Disaster Relief

Earthquake Resistant Tire Earthships for Haiti Disaster Relief

Early in July, Reynolds, two builders and a cameraman journeyed to Haiti to do research and see what could be done. They ended up building a whole house with the help of 40 locals, ranging in age from

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Earthquake-Detecting Program Turns Your Laptop into a Seismometer

Earthquake-Detecting Program Turns Your Laptop into a Seismometer

If you've purchased a laptop over the past few years it's very likely to contain a device called an accelerometer -- a sensor that can save your hard drive by registering if you've dropped your precious

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Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

This year we witnessed the extraordinary danger of mixing buildings with earthquakes, particularly in poor regions -- fortunately, a group called PAKSBAB is finding solutions. Pakistan Straw Bale and

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Elastic Iron Alloy Could be Used to Make Earthquake-Proof Buildings

Elastic Iron Alloy Could be Used to Make Earthquake-Proof Buildings

In light of the world's recent earthquakes, finding a quake-proof building material is a top priority. A group of Japanese researchers are answering the call. They've developed a super elastic iron alloy

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Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

Architects Tell Californians to Brace for the Next Big Earthquake

The US Geological Survey has said that California has a 99.7% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 earthquake -- or bigger -- in the next three decades. University of California, Berkeley Professor and former

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OFIS Unveils Earthquake-Proof Solar Powered Volcano Towers

OFIS Unveils Earthquake-Proof Solar Powered Volcano Towers

At a time when earthquakes dominate the headlines, we think it's more important than ever to highlight architecture that keeps potential quakes in mind. So it goes with OFIS Architecture's All-Seasons

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Chile Earthquake May Have Shifted Earth’s Axis, Shortened Days

Chile Earthquake May Have Shifted Earth’s Axis, Shortened Days

Photo via Inquisitr In addition to causing widespread death and destruction, last week's devastating earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis permanently and created shorter days,

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How Good Design and Building Codes Saved Lives During Chile’s Earthquake

How Good Design and Building Codes Saved Lives During Chile’s Earthquake

This past Saturday, the world awoke to yet another horrific natural disaster, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake right off the coast of Chile near Concepcion. It's only been 2 days since the deadly quake and the

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Google Launches Person Finder for Chile Earthquake Victims

Google Launches Person Finder for Chile Earthquake Victims

Looking for friends and relatives who were affected by the recent 8.8 magnitude mega-quake in Chile? Google can help. The Internet search giant launched its Person Finder for the Chile earthquake over the

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World’s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbul

World’s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbul

Istanbul's brand new Sabiha Gökçen International Airport airport terminal opened on October 31st of this year and is now the world's largest earthquake-proof building. Named after the world's first

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Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

If you're in search of a home that can withstand even the most powerful natural disasters, the solution might reside in the nearest tree. A team of researchers from five universities are currently working

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Invisibility Cloaks May Shield Buildings From Earthquakes

Invisibility Cloaks May Shield Buildings From Earthquakes

We all know that invisibility cloaks can protect Harry Potter from Filch and his cat Mrs. Norris, but now physicists in France and the UK say they may be used to hide buildings from the devastating

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Sharp’s Earthquake Detecting Solar Streetlights

Sharp’s Earthquake Detecting Solar Streetlights

Although not as aesthetically pleasing as those bio-mimicking Leaf lamps, these solar streetlights not only provide ample nighttime lighting, but also offer assistance in the event of a major earthquake.

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HELP PERU EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION!

HELP PERU EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION!

Following a ground-rocking 7.9 earthquake that hit central Peru last Wednesday evening destroying nearby towns and killing hundreds, Architecture For Humanity has launched a Peru Earthquake Reconstruction

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop Fracking in National Parks

Sign This Petition to Help Stop Fracking in National Parks

Want to help protect your national parks from toxic fracking activities? There’s an opportunity to do so right from your computer screen. Left Action aims to keep the oil and gas industry out of U.S.

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Brighton’s Pioneer Shipping Container Development Houses the Homeless

Brighton’s Pioneer Shipping Container Development Houses the Homeless

The modular shipping container block structures were designed by QED Property in collaboration with WCEC Architecture and are located in a former scrap metal yard, referred to as Richardson's Yard. Set

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Project EGG is the World’s Largest 3D-Printed Collaborative Community Art Project

Project EGG is the World’s Largest 3D-Printed Collaborative Community Art Project

The fantastic Project EGG was made possible thanks to a few 3D printing machines, an enthusiastic community and the great collaborative idea behind it. Inspired by the fact that "most large things are

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Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

Italy's WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) aims to help the world's impoverished by 3D-printing sustainable dwellings using all natural materials. Unveiled at the Maker Faire Rome, the portable 3D

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Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

The old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, deemed earthquake unsafe a few years ago, is being torn down piece-by-piece after its replacement was completed nearby. But rather than sending all of the

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