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“Considering the Quake” exhibition explores the art and science in edgy seismic design
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 |

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:

Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Image courtesy of OMA.

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Image courtesy of OMA.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Photo: Zhang Yihong.

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Photo: Zhang Yihong.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange by OMA.

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange by OMA.

"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."

Taipei Performing Arts Center - perspective approach from North. Image courtesy of OMA.

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Taipei Performing Arts Center - perspective approach from North. Image courtesy of OMA.

Taipei Performing Arts Center model. Image courtesy of OMA.

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Taipei Performing Arts Center model. Image courtesy of OMA.

CCTV timelapse by OMA.

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CCTV timelapse by OMA.

CCTV - Craning in action. Image courtesy of ARUP

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CCTV - Craning in action. Image courtesy of ARUP

CCTV - installation of first connection element. Image courtesy of ARUP

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CCTV - installation of first connection element. Image courtesy of ARUP

"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."

Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

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Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

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Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

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Hansha Reflection Studio by Studio SKLIM.

Contemporary Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind. Photo: bitter bredt.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind. Photo: bitter bredt.

Contemporary Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind. Photo: Mark Darley.

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Contemporary Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind. Photo: Mark Darley.

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.



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