Paranoid Design

Consumers invest in weatherproof housing to prepare for climate change

Implications - As the continued hype around climate change instills paranoia among worried consumers, designers are responding in kind with housing solutions that purport protection against the elements. The designs are a downstream approach to climate change that accepts weather changes and supports erratic consumer anxieties for further disconnection from the natural world through manufactured safety. This reinforcement of worry alleviates consumer woes as the concept of a solution satisfies even more than actual protection.
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Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes - Sustainable.TO's Hurricane-Proof Design is a Competition Winner
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Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes
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Tornado-Proof Family Homes - Q4 Architects' Tornado-Proof House is Suitable for All Climates
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Tornado-Proof Family Homes
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This tornado-proof house design is one of three winning entries that was part of the Designing Recovery Competition held by the American Institute of Architects. The CORE House by Q4 Architects is a... [More]
Hurricane-Resistant Eco Homes - This New Orleans House Design Mixes Tradition with Disaster-Proofing
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Hurricane-Resistant Eco Homes
This New Orleans House Design Mixes Tradition with Disaster-Proofing
This conceptual design for a New Orleans house was one of three winning entries created for the American Institute of Architects’ Designing Recovery Competition. The design of the ‘Shotgun [Remix]... [More]
Multi-Weatherpoof Cabins - These Wooden Cabins Have Sliding Doors and a Retractable Roof
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Multi-Weatherpoof Cabins
These Wooden Cabins Have Sliding Doors and a Retractable Roof
As a response to a request made by a client for the need of a wind and rain shelter for the veranda of their outdoor summer house and a multi-purpose shed that could double as a means of storage or... [More]