This Design Against the Elements Submission is Built for the Worst

This Design Against the Elements Submission by a group of forward-thinking Indian architects is a strong example of how one of the most important characteristics of good disaster-resistant housing is not only how strong the building itself is, but also how easily it can be repaired.

With that in mind, this Design Against the Elements submission features bamboo community complexes that are meant to be built in areas of the world (such as the Philippines) where major storms and flooding are a real and ever present threat. The complexes make use of easily replaceable bamboo modules centered around an earthquake, wind and water resistant core that houses all their critical components such as water and power lines.