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3Novices:Hong Kong researchers mix tradition and modernity to build earthquake-proof home in Yunnan

After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake reduced a small village in southwest China to rubble in 2014, its residents no longer thought clay houses were strong enough to withstand natural disasters.
That is until a team of architects from a Hong Kong university built a clay house with a modern construction technique that can withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes.
Yunnan earthquake death toll tops 400 as barrier lakes pose new threat to survivors
In earthquake-prone Yunnan province, the team from Chinese…
August 14, 2017 at 07:34AM http://ift.tt/2wHyEUW
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