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Last week Archinect website carried a slightly intriguing design concept for ‘Landslide Mitigation Housing‘ by Jared Winchester and Viktor Ramos, which are residential units to be intentionally constructed on a landslide site. The inspiration is a location in California at Rancho de Palos Verdes, near to Los Angeles, where there is a site that is currently impossible to inhabit because of an active earthflow. This is the site, as per a Google Earth perspective view:
The proposal, which is very conceptual at this stage, is to locate housing units onto the landslide in order to (in the words of the architects):
…mitigate future catastrophic events, salvage currently unbuildable landscape, and to evolve an architectural vernacular of dwelling within tight topographic settings. Read more