The Ultimate Earthquake Proof Home
Following the recent earthquake in Iran, experts have been researching modern methods to prevent damage in future disasters. "Nader Khalili, an Iranian-born architect based in California, disagrees. He believes his 'super-adobe' building technique is the answer." Using a mixture of concrete, adobe (mud), and barbed wire, he claims to make buildings that look like the original mud structures, but are "strong enough to withstand a pull of 27,000lbs -- equivalent to a concrete-filled truck dangling off a cliff. [The method] has been approved by building authorities in California as safe for the state's earthquake zone."
Thanks to Adam Weiss