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esperanza

Aug 28, 2003, 5:35 PM

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UD, I don't know...I agree that it looks a little lonesome over there. Maybe we should meet up and go have a peek.

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Uncle Donnie

Aug 29, 2003, 8:53 AM

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Davey Baby wants us to meet up anyway for a secret project to be unveiled in November. Would you contact me at dondelmundo@yahoo.com? Both of these adventures might be exciting (and informative).

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mkdutch

Aug 29, 2003, 10:15 AM

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Perhaps taking a cue from Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo might work. The hotel withstood a major quake shortly after it was built, when all of the structures around it came tumbling down. It eventually came down, tho. The ground under it became so valuable, that it was torn down...a real travesty, IMO.

The Hotel rested on a simple slab that had small piers going down into the ground at regular intervals; no conventional foundation. This allowed the soil under the building to move without taking the walls with it. I would think that laying a network of rebars that are welded together before pouring the slab would give you a fairly crack-resistant base to build upon. Anyone tried anything like this?


sandykayak


Aug 29, 2003, 11:59 AM

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wow, jonna, they certainly are creative. check out steve and emilia's house near SMA.

i love barrel vaulted roofs...especially the Ajijic ones I saw that show the natural brick...and those domed skylights are also awesome.....
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Miami, Fla & El Parque


sfmacaws


Aug 29, 2003, 12:06 PM

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I drove around looking for those houses last New Year's when we were in SMdA. Alas, I didn't find them. I'm sure if I ask around I'll be able to at least drive by and see them in person. They must be rather well known and they appear to be outside of town where it is open and fairly flat so you can see a ways.

Those are some of my "if I won the lottery" houses - I'd love to have them make a house for me somewhere around Xcalak. Oh well, I always forget to buy lotto tickets so it's probably not in my future. They are fun to dream about though.

Jonna


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sandykayak


Aug 29, 2003, 12:19 PM

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usn's in south florida always reckoned that we'd rather have hurricanes cos at least we get several days' notice and can haul a** if necessary.

i "survived" an earthquake in caracas about 30 years ago - buildings came down in the city, but we were in the 'burbs and just ran outside when everything started shaking.

i do, however, clearly remember the feeling of panic as i looked down and wondered if the earth was going to open up and swallow us!!
Sandy Kramer
Miami, Fla & El Parque


esperanza

Aug 29, 2003, 1:33 PM

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OK gang, this has been a fun thread, but it's drifted way away from its original topic. I'm going to lock it up now, so let's start another one or two.

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