Author Archives: Ricardo

Resilient architecture: consider building shape

There was a time long ago when you could determine the function, location and even the prevailing climate at the location, just by looking at a building. Those were the now mostly gone days when most buildings were good examples … Continue reading

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RESILIENCE: A NEW FRAMEWORK IS NEEDED

During my college years, in California, as I pursued studies in environmental design, architecture and urban planning, I became interested in finding out what happens when a building interacts with a natural hazard. What external forces are applied to the … Continue reading

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