SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Collapsed building 'was built in 10-12 days'

A residential building in Pune, India which collapsed on Monday was constructed in 10-12 days, DNA India reported this morning. It is said that concerns over the building - which was in the final stages of construction - were raised by officials who were examining whether it had been built without the necessary authorisation.

The four-storey structure killed eleven people and injured several more, said to all be construction workers sleeping onsite. DNA India quoted several local residents in their report this morning, the first of whom, Chaya Swami, stated: “We never saw any fault in the building but had seen a corporation notice that was pasted on the building. The building suddenly collapsed within seconds like a pack of cards. The building was built in 10 to 12 days.”

Later in the article, local resident Deepak Mane is quoted as saying: “One of the injured, Somnath Mali told me that he was trying to repair the pillars in the parking area that had cracked due to the weight of the four-storey building. This shows that the building was very weak. The civic body and the former ‘corporator’ who constructed the building are to be blamed for the deaths.”

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 26 September 2012
Aedas’ Sandcrawler in Singapore wins 2014 American Institute of Architects NWPR Design Award
Tue 21 Oct 2014
ELI Beamlines by Bogle Architects wins Building of the Year at 2014 Czech Architecture Week
Tue 21 Oct 2014
Google doodle celebrates 382nd anniversary of birth of Sir Christopher Wren
Mon 20 Oct 2014
Donna van Milligen Bielke wins Dutch Prix de Rome Architecture 2014 prize
Mon 20 Oct 2014
Piercy & Company’s Berners Street scheme in London, UK gets council go-ahead
Fri 17 Oct 2014
Joseph Aliotta joins Perkins Eastman New York office as principal
Thu 16 Oct 2014
Benoy-designed Galerie Šantovka wins Building of the Year 2014
Wed 15 Oct 2014
Photography team Hufton + Crow win Arcaid Images’ Architectural Photographer of the year 2014
Wed 15 Oct 2014