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This Earthquake Resistant Building Is Tethered to the Ground With a Net of Carbon Fiber

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This is one of the more interesting looking buildings we've seen in recent memory, and the reason for that is not some high-minded design concept, but rather a practical purpose: the building, an office building in Japan designed by architect Kengo Kuma, is surrounded by a web of hundreds of carbon fibers that will theoretically ensure that it can survive any earthquake. The building is all surrounded by slabs of spongy ceramic that look like grass.

· Fa-bo: The Earthquake Resistent Office Grounded with Hundred of Carbon Fibres [Spoon & Tamago]