The aim of Khang’s thesis is to integrate structural engineering and architecture to design innovative structural systems for Christchurch, specifically solutions that perform dynamically in an earthquake. He has studied natural structures that move with the aim to derive efficient solutions that dissipate seismic forces and incur minimal damage. His thesis operates as a catalog by combining Christchurch soil conditions, the zoning code, existing seismic technology and the natural structures to inspire innovative design solutions. Khang proves that Christchurch can be rebuilt, more so with interesting architecture that is safe and affordable to repair following an earthquake.
Khang Phuong, November 2012
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