Stand your ground, the U.S. debut of the "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge" exhibition will be on Feb. 13, 2014 at the AIA's Center for Architecture in New York.
Based on resilient-design research gathered by curators Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and founder/curator Dr. Effie Bouras of McGill University's Dept. of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, the exhibition highlights not only the artistic aspect of seismic design, but also its more hidden — and crucial — scientific side.
Some of the exhibition's many features will include projects from architects like OMA and Daniel Libeskind as well as innovative seismic technology from notable engineering firms in the U.S.
For a headstart, check out some photos of the featured projects:
"Envisioned, as a 'science center' for design, the exhibit is tailored not only for the architecture and engineering communities, but an invested public as well, and will feature full-sized seismic technology utilized in buildings, architectural and structural models, seismic testing videos, including clips from Tomas Koolhaas’ new documentary titled REM, and a 500N shake table from North American Wave Spectrum Science and Trade Inc."
"International in scope, projects include, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture’s (OMA) groundbreaking Taipei Performing Arts Center, CCTV and Shenzhen Stock Exchange; a house rebuilt on the site of a catastrophic earthquake, by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen; The Regional Emergency Management Center in Italy; Daniel Libeskind’s Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco with OLMM Consulting Engineers; Singapore/Tokyo based, Studio SKLIM’s, Earthquake resistant Hansha Reflection house; work by California-based Tipping Mar Engineers and Degenkolb Engineering- the oldest seismic engineering firm in the USA; Star Seismic, an innovative seismic technology, firm based in Utah that has pioneered the engineering and design of buckling restrained braces (BRBs). Other original projects are also featured."
The event will be featuring an exhibit installation by SOFTlab in consultation with engineers from ARUP.
"Considering the Quake" will be on display from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Monday, May 26, 2014.
Images courtesy of Effie Bouras.