Gallery: Futuristic Tornado-Proof Home Sinks Into the Ground at the Fir...

 
Had Dorothy lived in a home like this, she would have never met the Lion, the Tinman or the Scarecrow, but at least her house wouldn't have blown away and landed on a witch. Since it's unlikely we'll be able to completely avoid the dangers of tornados, our only remedy is to build in such a way as to reduce our risk from the damage of being in harm's way. Hong Kong-based 10 Design is working on a proposal for a tornado-proof house that easily belongs in the realm of a Star Trek movie. With the help of hydraulics, a high performance shell and solar power, the tornado-proof house retracts down into the ground at the first warning of an impending twister.

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  1. jzstarnes April 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I think it is beautiful. I love biomimcry. Kudos to the creative mind that designed this. I love it!

  2. John Ashman November 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Okay, that’s just fairly nonsensical as there are far less expensive ways of handling things.

  3. yetibiker11 November 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    This concept is inspiring but it has some issues such as drainage for water, how long does it take for the home to slide under ground and is there a manual over ride in case the hydraulics fail? I have designed something similar and it is great that human kind is finally moving in the right direction.

  4. VelvetSky September 25, 2011 at 1:08 am

    What about earthquakes?

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