Archinect - News2017-05-22T11:50:25-04:00http://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 Walter2015-12-21T11:58:00-05:00>2015-12-21T12:00:52-05:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9100c1aaf94d04f08cd1f2b90071149.jpg" 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. 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 Archinect2012-04-18T13:41:00-04:00>2012-04-25T12:33:47-04:00<img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/te/teq76tn2ug75jyl8.jpg" width="650" height="844" 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>
<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>
<em>“Landslides and other ‘ground failures’ 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 — and the foolhardy continue to build and live in places likely to be consumed one day by avalanches of mud.”<br>
- Brenda Bell, The Atlantic Monthly, (Jan. 1999)</em></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>