Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sendai Mediatheque Shaking



I've been wondering if the 2001 building designed by Toyo Ito was damaged in Saturday's 9.0 earthquake. This footage from a patron apparently taking shelter under a desk shows how the floor plates ceiling moved independently of the tube lattice columns and the nearby walls. Based on the video and this photo it appears that the building resisted any significant damage.

(via Archinect, via LA Times)