Archinect - News 2016-05-02T08:47:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/143895090/disastrous-landslide-burying-dozens-in-shenzhen-likely-caused-by-piled-up-soil-from-construction-work Disastrous landslide burying dozens in Shenzhen likely caused by piled up soil from construction work Alexander Walter 2015-12-21T11:58:00-05:00 >2015-12-21T12:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9100c1aaf94d04f08cd1f2b90071149.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dozens of people are missing after a landslide engulfed 22 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. [...] Local media reported that the soil that came loose had been dug up in the past two years in construction work and was piled up nearby. A statement on Weibo from the Shenzhen municipal government said the landslide had also triggered an explosion at a nearby gas station. A landslide in the country's Zhejiang province in November killed at least 25 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Shenzhen's fire brigade said it was working to free other trapped people - state media say 59 remain missing.&nbsp;Two workers' dormitories are among the affected buildings."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a3/a3bdba847b414b973ae4b6187ff952d8.jpg"></p><p>It's been a rough few months in the news for China lately:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143530079/following-warehouse-explosion-three-new-high-rises-in-tianjin-planned-for-demolition-amid-anti-corruption-campaign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following warehouse explosion, three new high-rises in Tianjin planned for demolition amid anti-corruption campaign</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142916001/beijing-s-latest-airpocalypse-is-bad-enough-for-city-to-issue-first-ever-red-alert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's latest "airpocalypse" is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142899081/developer-of-som-designed-nanjing-skyscraper-found-guilty-of-depriving-nearby-residents-of-precious-sunlight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer of SOM-designed Nanjing skyscraper found guilty of depriving nearby residents of precious sunlight</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/45441648/bracket-goes-soft-grounding-landslide-mitigation-housing bracket [goes soft]: GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing Archinect 2012-04-18T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T12:33:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teq76tn2ug75jyl8.jpg" width="514" height="668" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45228588/join-archinect-in-hollywood-this-thursday-for-publish-or-bracket-goes-soft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</a>, we are showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/soft/selections/grounding_landslide_mitigation_housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing</strong></a><br> Jared Winchester / Viktor Ramos</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Landslides and other &lsquo;ground failures&rsquo; cost more lives and money each year than all other natural disasters combined, and their incidence appears to be rising. Nevertheless, the government devotes few resources to their study &mdash; and the foolhardy continue to build and live in places likely to be consumed one day by avalanches of mud.&rdquo;<br> - Brenda Bell, The Atlantic Monthly, (Jan. 1999)</em></p> <p> <em>Precarious relationships between human occupation and geophysical metamorphism are a common occurrence along coastal California and Los Angeles County in particular. The architecture of this region is a perpetual game of chance between tranquil domesticity and the danger of its tragic upheaval. To mitigate future catastrophic events, salvage currently unbu...</em></p>