Archinect - News 2016-10-22T09:31:23-04:00 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="" width="624" height="351" 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=""></p><p>It's been a rough few months in the news for China lately:</p><ul><li><a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's latest "airpocalypse" is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer of SOM-designed Nanjing skyscraper found guilty of depriving nearby residents of precious sunlight</a></li></ul> bracket [goes soft]: GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing Archinect 2012-04-18T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T12:33:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="" 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="" 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>