Urban Flood-Proofing

Flood-proofing architecture becomes a centralized focus in urban areas

Implications - Though flood-proofing has long been incorporated into architectural designs, businesses are now conceptualizing flood-proof architecture in urban environments in new ways as a reactive response to climate change, and the environmental disasters it has accelerated in might and number in recent years. This shift comes as businesses, governments and populations slowly come to terms with the climate change-related resolutions the science community has backed for some time now.

Workshop Question - How can your brand better incorporate itself into solutions to problems that will soon have local and global impacts?
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Environmental Disaster Shelters - this Ecological residence buries itself during hurricane winds
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Environmental Disaster Shelters
this Ecological residence buries itself during hurricane winds
This innovative environmental disaster shelter is located in Louisiana, a state near the Gulf of Mexico exposed to Southern hemisphere hurricanes. As these hurricanes rotate anticlockwise moving... [More]
Flood-Proof Parking Structures - The 'Pop-up' Structure Withstands Flooding by Floating Above it
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Flood-Proof Parking Structures
The 'Pop-up' Structure Withstands Flooding by Floating Above it
Flooding is increasing in many metropolitan areas around the world, which has prompted the development of the conceptual ‘Pop-up’ parking structure to prevent buildings from becoming... [More]
Flood-Accommodating Park Designs - This New Dallas Park Adapts to Constant Flooding Conditions
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Flood-Accommodating Park Designs
This New Dallas Park Adapts to Constant Flooding Conditions
This new Dallas park was designed to fill up with water during flooding. Trinity River Park is a necessary 10,000 acre civic space featuring adaptable design that incorporates excess water. The... [More]
Floating Flood-Protection Villages - BIG and Two Other Firms Created a Masterplan for Islais Creek
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Floating Flood-Protection Villages
BIG and Two Other Firms Created a Masterplan for Islais Creek
San Francisco is in a time of tremendous growth, but that growth comes with a collection of challenges — for the BIG + ONE + Sherwood team, the Islais Creek region is the epicenter at which those... [More]
Shocking Climate Change Videos - '2C New York City' Imagines What Would Happen If Temperatures Rise
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Shocking Climate Change Videos
'2C New York City' Imagines What Would Happen If Temperatures Rise
Looking at stills from ‘2C New York City,’ one would be forgiven for assuming they come from a post-apocalyptic summer blockbuster. Unfortunately, the reality of the images is far more... [More]
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