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KOBE EARTHQUAKE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1995, 05:46 JST
SHIGERU BAN
paper loghouses in kobe, japan, 1995 Cardboard Tubes
List of Materials
KIRIN beer crates
sand bags
13’x13’ plywood floor
plywood pegs
2x8 pieces of wood
41/2” diameter cardboard tubes
waterproof tape
tent like material
1/4” steel rods
plywood roofing connections materials Aerial view of the fault rupture on northern Awaji Island, taken on January 18th, the day after the event Fracture at Base of Columns of Cut-and-Cover Tunnel between Daikai and Nagata Stations - 1995 Kobe Earthquake, Japan Shear Failure at Top of Columns of Cut-and-Cover Tunnel Between Daikai and Nagata Stations - 1995 Kobe Earthquake, Japan less than 6 hours time it takes to assemble on site: 1-20 people it takes to assemble: under $2,000 cost of building: SHIGERU BAN
paper church, kobe, japan, 1995-2005 (disassembled) tectonic plate intersection
locations of aftershocks
Plate boundary faults (green) and active crustal faults (red) in Japan.
Nojima fault on Awaji Island showing both vertical and horizontal offset
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
The central span was originally only 1,990 m (6,529 ft), but the Kobe earthquake on January 17, 1995, moved the two towers sufficiently (only the towers had been erected at the time) so that it had to be increased by 1 m (3.3 ft). spans: design: $4.3 billion cost of building: The bridge was designed with a two-hinged stiffening girder system, allowing the structure to withstand winds of 286 kilometres per hour (178 mph), earthquakes measuring to 8.5 on the Richter scale, and harsh sea currents. The bridge also contains pendulums that are designed to operate at the resonance frequency of the bridge to damp forces. The two main supporting towers rise 298 m (978 ft) above sea level, and the bridge can expand because of heating up to 2 metres (7 ft) over the course of a day. Daikai Subway Station Collapse - 1995 Kobe Earthquake, Japan The principal modes of relative displacement Kobe subway, interurbans
Kobe has 5 separate mass transit facilities: the Kobe Rapid Railways, the Seinshin subway, the Hanshin underground, the Portliner elevated guideway, and the Rokko-Liner light metro.
Kobe was the first subway
system to collapse due to an earthquake. The quake caused the Hanshin Electric Railway cars to fall on to streets from elevated tracks and parts of the Rokkoliner to collapse.

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