Welcome to ARCH 355

Earthquake Resistant Architecture

This course explores the principles of earthquake resistant architectural design. Definition of the earthquake phenomenon, seismic characteristics of Turkey are among the topics covered during the semester. Main focus will be on the material and mechanical properties of reinforced concrete and seismic performance of reinforced concrete structures from an architectural point of view. Common seismic design mistakes made by designers will be explored and methods of avoiding them will be studied. The course will finalize with a series of computer generated parametric models which will help the students visualize the effects of their design decisions in simulated real-life conditions.

AVALIABLE THIS SEMESTER

Building of the Week 14:

Shanghai Tower by Gensler

https://www.archdaily.com/783216/shanghai-tower-gensler

Building of the Week 13:

Torre Reforma by LBR+A

https://www.archdaily.com/792721/torre-reforma-lbr-plus-a

Building of the Week 12:

Philippine Arena by Populous

https://interestingengineering.com/top-5-earthquake-resistant-structures-around-world

Building of the Week 11:

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport by Tekeli-Sisa Architectural Partnership

https://interestingengineering.com/top-5-earthquake-resistant-structures-around-world

Building of the Week 10:

Disaster Relief Houses in Haiti by NC-office

https://ecofriend.com/lightweight-earthquake-resistant-houses-for-haiti.html

Building of the Week 09:

Oaxaca Houses by Filiberto Lara

https://www.efe.com/efe/english/life/mexican-ngo-builds-earthquake-resistant-homes/50000263-3560578

Building of the Week 08:

Turanga Library by Schimdt Hammer Lassen Architects + Architectus

https://www.archdaily.com/904165/turanga-schimdt-hammer-lassen-architects-plus-architectus

Building of the Week 07:

Taipei 101 Building by Chu-Yuan Lee and C. P. Wang

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/taipei-101/117

Building of the Week 06:

Styrofoam Dome Houses by Katsuyuki Kitagawa

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2118794/japans-quirky-quake-resistant-dome-houses-prove-popular

Building of the Week 05:

Ban Huan San Yaw School by Viv Varavarn Architects

https://www.archdaily.com/776325/bann-huay-san-yaw-post-disaster-school-vin-varavarn-architects

Building of the Week 04:

St. Charles Borromeo Cathedral by Hernan Larrain Errazuriz

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/earthquake-resistant-cathedral-chile

Building of the Week 03:

Komatsu-Seiren Office Building by Kengo Kuma

https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/an-earthquake-resistant-building-made-with-carbon-fabric_o

Building of the Week 02:

Transamerica Pyramid by William L. Perreira & Associates

https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/transamerica-pyramid/772

Building of the Week 01:

The Wellington Central Police Station, New Zealand by The Ministry of Works and Development

http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/itemdetail.cfm?itemid=2678