Very interesting article. Building structures to survive.

Even after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the Sendai Mediatheque remains standing relatively unscathed. The story of an architect, a structural engineer and an innovative idea for earthquake survival.

“Architecture rarely goes viral on the Internet, but a video of Toyo Ito’s Mediatheque in Sendai taken at the height of the Japanese earthquake has had an extraordinary run as an eyewitness and vertigo-inducing account of what it was like to be inside a building during the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11.”

Click here for the WSJ article.

Source: Wall Street Journal