Major

Architecture & Community Design

Research Abstract

In this thesis project I analyze the destruction of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, specifically in the structural and architectural collapse. I have focused my research on the areas with greatest documented destruction and vulnerability, specifically Kathmandu and the settlements in the Middle Hills. The introduction of a new lateral testing mechanism can provided much needed information on the seismic strengths of vernacular construction methods.

Faculty Mentor/Advisor

Hana Mori Böttger

Course

Honors Thesis Seminar

 
May 17th, 10:00 AM May 17th, 3:00 PM

A NEW TAKE ON TESTING: Evaluating Design Systems in Response to the Recent Natural Disaster in Nepal

In this thesis project I analyze the destruction of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, specifically in the structural and architectural collapse. I have focused my research on the areas with greatest documented destruction and vulnerability, specifically Kathmandu and the settlements in the Middle Hills. The introduction of a new lateral testing mechanism can provided much needed information on the seismic strengths of vernacular construction methods.