The risk of structural failure is first reduced by compact, closed cubature. Choosing and balancing the mass and stiffness of supporting trusses, in the footprint and elevation of a constructive design, achieves acceptable and smooth deformation within a flexible range.
EQ isolation introduces insulation absorbability at the root point of the structure, ensuring an elastic abscission between the superstructure and base. Motion is constrained at the resulting grooves and the upper structure only receives translational movements controlled at the base.
Possible enhancements of L-shaped ground plots: Improoved stiffness of the ending elements, supporting inner walls, supporting waling or beveled outer walls at the corner:
Connection of non supporting infilling walls:
Brick walls as reinforcement system: Prestressing by self-weight for wind loads respectively enclosure by ferroconcrete frames for EQ forces:
Reinforced brick walls with ferroconcrete core respectively shell-bricks filled with concrete: