Drawing by Maeno Masaru(Japan)
web publishing site of the work of
works in the field of Building
BUILDING RESTORATION AND TOWN PLANNING
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN
by Randolph Langenbach (grouped under
In Bhuj, India, 2001
1) The Book:
The Eternal City From Piranesi to the Present
2) The MOVIE:
This is a 30 minute
movie made from a series of still photographs of the
same views that Piranesi, and other artists, documented
in the 18th century.
ALSO a recent photographic art exhibition at San
Joel Garzoli Fine Art Gallery
other Short MoviES
by Randolph Langenbach
------ Pescetti di Trani ------
A 4 minute movie from still photos taken in 2003 of the
fish and fishermen of Trani, Italy:
------ Oliveto Vecchio ------
A 6 minute video from a slideshow of photographs taken of ancient olive trees taken in Frontoio, Puglia, southern Italy in 2002. Some have been given humorous names in this show, based on their appearance.
(NOTE: This video is silent.)
------ Angkor Temples Over Time ------
A 7 minute video of the temples of Angkor Watt in Cambodia showing historic photos matched together with contemporary photos taken in 2005.
PBS NOVA show HIMALAYAN MEGAQUAKE on Nepal Earthquake
was aired first on January 27, 2016.
Randolph Langenbach appears in the last 10 minutes of the film.
To go to Langenbach's NEPAL website, with a link to Himalayan Megaquake on the PBS Website
Also find on that page a several movies and videos of lectures in Nepal and in Arizona about Gabion Bands, a new technology intended to make rubble stone with mud mortar construction earthquake safe!
by Randolph Langenbach
Click on Titles
to link to videos of Lectures
On a related topic:
Preserving Historic Stone
Houses in Northern Italy
An 18 minute
talk at the:
Domodossola, Italy, June29,
by Randolph Langenbach:
For all of 2013 TEDx
BEIJING, CHINA TALK:
Masonry, Reinforced Concrete
A short 15 minute lecture at the
ICOMOS Symposium in Beijing in
October 2012 discussing the 2010
Haiti earthquake with comparisons
with the 1976 Tangshan earthquake
that killed a quarter of a million
This talk and the paper that is
published here with it explains new
findings on the comparison between
the performance of traditional and
modern structures in Haiti and in
V. SOLID WALLS:
An historical precedent for
earthquake collapse avoidance in
CLICK HERE for a 35 minute excerpt of the London and Oxford talk on the Traditional earthquake-resistant construction in
India, Pakistan Turkey and Portugal.
This 35 minute excerpt from a
February 2012 Lecture at the
Institution of Structural Engineers
in London was made into a video
presentation so that it could be
shown in December 2012 at the New
Delhi, India TerraMela
Conference and at the
Institution of Engineers, Pakistan
Conference in Karachi,
Pakistan, 4 days apart.
TRADITIONAL IS MODERN
Traditional building techniques saving buildings in earthquakes
Texas A&M University
Center for Heritage Conservation's 13th annual Historic Preservation Symposium
Video produced by Texas A&M
of Randolph Langenbach's lecture at the
World Bank Cultural Heritage
Thematic Group, Washington DC,
December 6, 2011.
is Pucca & Pucca is
How an Ancient Technology can hold
the key to Preventing the
Earthquake-Collapse of Modern RC
Direct YouTube hyperlink:
Timber and Masonry Earthquake
Resistant Construction before the
Age of Steel and Reinforced Concrete
Randolph Langenbach's lecture at the
Geological Survey in Menlo Park,
California, November 19, 2008.
If the USGS link does not work, CLICK HERE for a backup copy of the video.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS on
Earthquakes and traditional
9/11 World Trade Center collapse,
see bottom of this page
CLICK HERE for information on LECTURE in LONDON MAY 2, 2019
This lecture can be watched online - follow the instructions on the PDF
Langenbach quoted in 2018 CNN News Story about reinforced concrete construction.
Written by THOMAS PAGE, CNN, May 2, 2018
Amatrice , Italy after August 24 2016 Earthquake
A 1.5 minute video showing the historic center of Amatrice before and after the earthquake.
ARMATURE CROSSWALL PROJECT
Hazard Mitigation Proposal for
Vulnerable Reinforced Concrete
Buildings based on the Performance
of Traditional Timber and Masonry
Published in 2009 by UNESCO
in India and republished in the USA
and Europe by Oinfroin Media.
Now available world-wide.
Tear It Down!
Preserving the Earthquake
Resistant Vernacular Architecture of
cover book with 150
pages of text and over 200 photographs.
more information, see:
HAITI HOME PAGE
Preserving Haiti's Gingerbread
Randolph Langenbach, Stephen Kelley,
Patrick Sparks, Kevin Rowell, and
Martin Hammer, co-authors.
Published by the World Monuments
Available in FRENCH
for a link to a FREE download the 80
page book as a
Haiti Project in the News
Pictometry Oblique Aerial Survey Mosaics
2) More on Haiti
HAITI HOME PAGE includes:
(1) Magazine and news media articles on
the Gingerbread Project.
The maps and information on the "Desktop
high-resolution oblique aerial
photography donated to ICOMOS by
"Walkway to the Sea"
A Town Planning Proposal for Puerto
Plata CENTRO HISTÓRICO
A self-running PowerPoint "Movie"
2003 - 2007"
Abandoned Chocolate Factory in
Puerto Plata to become an Arts
AFGHANISTAN: KABUL RESTORATION
Foundation & the Restoration of
Murad Khane, a surviving piece of
IRAN: BAM EARTHQUAKE of 2004
“Soil Dynamics and the Earthquake Destruction of the
Arg-e Bam,” Iranian Journal of Seismology and
Earthquake Engineering, Tehran,
of the Earthen Arg-e-Bam (Bam Citadel) during the 2003 Bam,
Iran, Earthquake," EERI Earthquake Spectra, Special
Issue on Bam, Iran Earthquake
FROM THE INSIDE-OUT, The Impact of the 2003 Bam, Iran
Earthquake on the Earthen Architecture of the Arg-e Bam,"
Proceedings, SismoAdobe2005: International Seminar on
Earthen Buildings in Seismic Areas, Pontificia Universidad
Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru, 2005. (1.6 MB)
2005 "EARTHQUAKE AND THE CITADEL,"
in Mina Marefat, Editor, Architecture & Disaster:
Guiding Sustainable Reconstruction, pre-publication page
proofs of a book reporting on the International Conference
and Architectural Design Studio on Bam at the Library of
Congress, and the Catholic University of America, 2005. (700
kb) (This is an edited transcript of a lecture in
US Dept. State News Report on the Bam Studio and
International Conference at the Library of Congress,
December 21, 2004.
2002 was the year of the Molise Earthquake
Prize Papers, American
Academy in Rome,
For The Piranesi Project- see
top of page.
January 26,2001 BHUJ, GUJARAT, INDIA