Archinect - News 2017-09-22T02:30:47-04:00 bracket [goes soft]: GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing Archinect 2012-04-18T13:41:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T12:33:47-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>