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Re: Build Re: Activate explores an alternative strengthening method that can be applied to save and re-activate seismically vulnerable and damage… Read More
Re: Build Re: Activate explores an alternative strengthening method that can be applied to save and re-activate seismically vulnerable and damaged buildings. The Iconic damaged sites located in post-earthquake Christchurch are used as a case study, specifically the Canterbury Provincial Chambers. The aim is to challenge the current culture of demolition,in an effort to re utilize iconic architecture that is significant to the history, culture and character or Christchurch. The Quadror system by Dror is a new structural joint that is utilized and adapted to function as an alternative strengthening method.The strong, stable ,adaptable and modular construction method is made from lightweight, renewable New Zealand gulam timber.The system is integrated into the existing structure as a core that ties to existing damaged building, a back bone that both acknowledges the past and speaks of the future of construction. Read Less
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