Disaster-proof design

Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons' Central Service Unit 40 mobile infrastructure trailer is the emergency housing version of the Swiss Army knife. Developed for rapid emergency response after a calamity, the trailer

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3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations

3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations

A team from Oxford University has modified technology that was originally developed to track badgers underground so that it can be used to locate people in an emergency situations, such as a natural

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The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter is one of the most popular venues showcasing Shanghai’s underground - as in subterranean and alternative - music scene. The Shelter has taken over one of the thousands of former bomb

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Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos

Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos

Over the past few years we've seen emergency services and the US military take inspiration from the natural world to create next-gen robots. They've come to include a rapid-response robot based on the

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The Chen House is a Disaster-Proof Farmhouse in Taiwan

The Chen House is a Disaster-Proof Farmhouse in Taiwan

Flood waters escape underneath the mahogany home, which is lifted off the ground, while the brick chimney along with the bathroom and kitchen area gives the otherwise lightweight home grounding and

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Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

The Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 burned over 4,500 km² (450,000 hectares, 1.1 million acres), resulted in the lost of 173 people's lives and injured over 400 people. The damage to the areas

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Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

Shigeru Ban’s temporary cardboard cathedral finally got the green light to be erected in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now called the “Transitional Cathedral”, the building will replace a 19th century

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Duo-Gard’s Blossoms of Hope Bus Shelter Sprouts in Minneapolis

Duo-Gard’s Blossoms of Hope Bus Shelter Sprouts in Minneapolis

Incorporating public art into new developments is not a new practice, but one developer in Minneapolis took the idea to the next level, commissioning a bright, vibrant sculpture to be a gateway into the

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The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

The Earthquake-Proof Table Provides a Safe Space for Students When the Earth Starts to Rumble

More than 300 million students across the globe sit in classrooms that weren't constructed to withstand an earthquake, leaving them susceptible to serious injury and even death if the earth were to start

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New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Bayer have developed a seismic wallpaper that can hold up building walls during earthquakes. The system, called EQ-Top, is a glass fiber fabric that

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

Situated on a residential street in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans, the innovative two bedroom, two bath, 1,100 square foot model home stands out from the surrounding traditional New Orleans

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AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

AIA and Architecture for Humanity Team Up To Help Architects Respond To Disasters

Last month the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and nonprofit Architecture for Humanity teamed up to launch ArchitectsRebuild.org, a new website that promises to help architects contribute to

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Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

In disaster zones, emergency rescue services need reliable appliances to help provide the basics to victims who may suddenly be without provisions. As a quick-response to emergency

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Scientists Develop Salt-Tolerant Wheat That Could Mitigate Global Food Crisis

Scientists Develop Salt-Tolerant Wheat That Could Mitigate Global Food Crisis

Researchers in Australia have developed a form of salt-tolerant wheat that could help address the global food crisis by allowing farmers to grow crops in soil with high salinity. They created the new form

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Japanese Levitating House System Could Protect Homes From Earthquakes

Japanese Levitating House System Could Protect Homes From Earthquakes

We've seen quite a few creative examples of disaster-resistant architecture here at Inhabitat - from houses that rise up atop flood waters to an elastic iron alloy designed to sway with an earthquake.

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The Fukushima Emergency Project Is a Pop-Up Shelter Providing Housing Relief for Disaster Victims

The Fukushima Emergency Project Is a Pop-Up Shelter Providing Housing Relief for Disaster Victims

Learning from the issues that arose in the aftermath of the Fukushima blast in Japan over one year ago, students at the Architecture School of Bordeaux have developed the Fukushima Emergency Project -- a

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UK’s First Amphibious House Approved for the River Thames, Floats on Rising Tides

UK’s First Amphibious House Approved for the River Thames, Floats on Rising Tides

Baca Architects was recently granted approval to build the UK's first amphibious house on the banks of the Thames River in England! The test home will respond to the issue of rising floodwaters - a

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Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake

Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake

When a massive earthquake struck Haiti two years ago today, the damage was staggering. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and entire towns were reduced to rubble. In the wake of the

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HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti

HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it has selected HOK as an official design partner for Project Haiti - a building designed to LEED Platinum principles that will replace a

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Japan Announces Official “Cold Shutdown” of Damaged Reactors at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japan Announces Official “Cold Shutdown” of Damaged Reactors at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

As we predicted yesterday, government officials in Japan voted today on whether to declare a "cold shutdown" of the damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant - and they've

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Japan Set to Declare Fukushima Reactors Under Control, Experts are Wary

Japan Set to Declare Fukushima Reactors Under Control, Experts are Wary

The Japanese government is expected to announce this week that they've regained full control of the three damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was hit earlier this year by a

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People Change Places Offers Six Strategies for Earthquake-Ravaged Lota, Chile

People Change Places Offers Six Strategies for Earthquake-Ravaged Lota, Chile

The City Systems is an annual project hosted by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) in Toronto, Canada that attempts to help students understand how they can build more resilient cities. This year's

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OODA’s Istanbul Disaster Prevention & Education Centre Doubles as an Emergency Shelter

OODA’s Istanbul Disaster Prevention & Education Centre Doubles as an Emergency Shelter

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is actively working on a centre with adequate technology and facilities prepped against disaster (specifically earthquakes) and helps develop public consciousness

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Scientists Planning to Cryo-Freeze Coral Samples to Preserve Endangered Species

Scientists Planning to Cryo-Freeze Coral Samples to Preserve Endangered Species

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, is a vast underground cavern that holds almost every type of seed in the world. The idea behind it is that if there is ever a

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Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year caused serious damage to farmland, destroying a number of rice paddies, amongst other things, by inundating them with seawater. However, a recent

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Re:START Shipping Container Mall Opens In Christchurch But Faces Lawsuit

Re:START Shipping Container Mall Opens In Christchurch But Faces Lawsuit

The renewal of Christchurch, New Zealand after a devastating earthquake just took a huge leap with the opening of a pedestrian shopping mall made from shipping containers. The brightly colored stacked

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LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

In the event of a natural disaster it's not unlikely that the power would go out. While in some areas energy can quickly be restored, in others, the long wait in the dark can become uncomfortable. Enter

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Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) - an NGO based in Nigeria - decided to build this

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