Gallery: Cylindrical Green Roofed Japanese Tsunami Control Center Lets ...

The aim of the circular volumes is to disperse the stress from the incoming water and by not having any planar surfaces, the water will hopefully slide around the building, rather than pushing on any one surface.

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  1. lorna May 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Its really quite beautiful as well.

    Thanks for reporting, Bridgette

    Lorna Li
    Editor in Chief

  2. caeman May 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    All coastal buildings in Japan should be required to be built like this.

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