From Modular Emergency Refuges to Origami Exo Homes

 - Aug 31, 2012
The recent spate of deadly earthquakes around the world has led to a rise in both conceptual and real-world earthquake-conscious abodes. These houses, skyscrapers and shelters are all designed either to withstand the shaking of a quake or to provide relief in its aftermath,

Earthquakes are bound to claim more lives thanks to the influx of people into highly populated urban areas. A handful of these earthquake-conscious abodes could fit right in, both look and size-wise, into big cities around the world. Building quake-proof homes takes time and money, which is what makes all of the inventive shelters featured here so great. They're designed to provide more privacy and protection from the elements than a tent or large public structure ever could.