Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Disaster in Kashmir.

oct 12th

interesting points raised by vijay

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: vijay
Date: Oct 12, 2005 1:39 AM
Subject: Disaster in Kashmir.
To: rajeev.srinivasan@gmail.com

The entire trans-himalayan Seismic belt. (Not only Kashmir, but Ladakh, Garhwal, Kumaon, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Tawang) needs new housing regulations:

Rules need to be enforced.

1) No concrete or Steel Structures.

2) Only wooden houses or lightweight bamboo structures on lines similar to Japanese housing:
http://www.shofuso.com/pages/history.html
http://www.shofuso.com/pages/tourthehouse.html

3) For bigger structures like malls and shopping complexes, stadiums.
We need Geodesic Bucky Domes (After Buckminister Fuller)
We could also have small scale Bucky houses.

Vijay
This way we can beautify and make less risky these seismically active regions.






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