Complete, practical coverage of the evaluation, analysis, and design and code requirements of seismic isolation systems. Based on the concept of reducing seismic demand rather than increasing the earthquake resistance capacity of structures, seismic isolation is a surprisingly simple approach to earthquake protection.
Three dimensionality can be seen as architecture's fundamental existence. This book presents the story about a world that is getting very dense. It constructs its logical response: a city that is denser, a city that is continuously under construction, with space for limitless capacities, populations and possibilities, a free-fall endless space.
This set compiles short narratives by well known Los Angeles-based urban thinkers and observers, which give context for the work. Their stories add insight into both the joys and imperfections of living in an iconic city.