Quake Safe


Quake Safe is a frame made from string, bamboo and wire, which can be either retrofitted into an existing adobe (mud brick) house or incorporated into a new house as it’s being built, in order to give it a much higher level of structural protection against earthquakes. The invention was created by Faculty of Engineering Ph.D Student at the University of Technology in Sydney, Dominic Dowling. The frame is designed to be affordable to people who live in adobe houses, particularly the poorer rural communities of Central America. [ interview | video ]

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