Disaster-Proofing

Homes designed to withstand catastrophe appeal to cautious consumers
Implications - The prevalance of recent disasters -- the Japan earthquake and the Joplin twister, for example -- are still fresh in consumers' minds, influencing more people to move into homes designed to be disaster-proof. With an increasing number of consumers deciding that prevention is the best medicine, architects are creating designs that offer more safety features, flooding the housing market with designs that emphasize safety in the event of emergency.
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Natural Disaster Architecture - The Solus4 Marine Research Center is Inspired by Tsunami Waves
SCORE: 6.5
Viral 46,180 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 10
Natural Disaster Architecture
The Solus4 Marine Research Center is Inspired by Tsunami Waves
Inspired by tsunami waves, this Solus4 Marine Research Center was submitted for a design competition in Bali, Indonesia. Sinuous and seamless, the Solus4 Marine Research Center blends beautifully into… [More]
Post-Quake Container Houses - Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
SCORE: 7.1
Viral 126,756 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 11
Post-Quake Container Houses
Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
Led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects in association with Nowhere Resort, the Ex-Container Project provides immediate housing for displaced survivors from the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan… [More]
Disaster-Ducking Houses - The Tornado House Burrows Underground During Extreme Weather
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Viral 27,361 Clicks Pub: Sep 12, 11
Disaster-Ducking Houses
The Tornado House Burrows Underground During Extreme Weather
Home builders in the Midwest are going to want to take a long, hard look at the Tornado House designed by Hong Kong group 10 Design. The way the Tornado House seeks to survive the howling winds and destructive… [More]
Prefab Disaster Housing - The Cusabo Island Home is an Off-Grid Residence Fit for the Apocalypse
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V. Hot 30,363 Clicks Pub: Feb 14, 11
Prefab Disaster Housing
The Cusabo Island Home is an Off-Grid Residence Fit for the Apocalypse
The Cusabo Island home is a fire, water and wind resistant prefabricated house that is also completely self-sufficient. Because it was built on one of South Carolina's 'barrier islands,' which are frequented… [More]
Disaster-Safe Eco Housing - Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Design a Flood-Proof Green Abode
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V. Hot 49,905 Clicks Pub: Jan 25, 11
Disaster-Safe Eco Housing
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Design a Flood-Proof Green Abode
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects demonstrate with this vibrant and sustainable residence that they can effectively juggle appearance, the environment and safety into one consummate architectural whole.… [More]
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