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Moments of resistance

Taylor, Mark, Preston, Julieanna, & Charleson, Andrew (2002) Moments of resistance. Archadia Press, Sydney.

Abstract

This book has its origin in a conversation about the contribution of structure to architecture, particularly seismic strengthening in an earthquake prone region. Our early discussions on current earthquake strengthening strategies prompted the question as to whether it can provide a critical comment/insight into an existing architecture. This came from our realisation that many buildings are strengthened either in an indiscriminate 'economical' manner, or have their resistant structures buried within wall and floor thicknesses. And while the latter strategy is concerned with preserving 'visual integrity,' it suggests that the building type and construction are appropriate even when there is instability in the land.

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ID Code: 7272
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please contact the author Mark Taylor. Author contact details: mark.taylor@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Architecture Philosophy, Earthquake Resistant Design, Aesthetics, Interior Design
ISBN: 0646413600
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (The authors)
Deposited On: 02 May 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:55

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