Quake Response

Quake Response develops a novel seismic resistant construction system with the objective of providing innocuous evacuation of people to a safety zone in an urban scenario, in the event of an earthquake. A material system of topologically interlocking mortar-less bricks is designed to be implemented in the city of Istanbul, which is expected to be struck by an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale in the near future. The aim of this dissertation is to propose and prove the viability of such a solution, within the existing urban fabric of the city.


Sulaiman Alothman (MArch, Kuwait)
Chaitanya Prabhudas Chavan (MArch, India)
Lorenzo Franceschini (MSc, Italy)