Jon Dioffa

Juan Castanos' Amphibious Home Is Designed to be Self-Sustaining Even in Flood Condtitions

by , 08/23/13

Juan Castanos, Amphibious Home, Self-Sustaining home, disaster proof design, flood proof homes

With global warming driving the melting of glaciers, researchers predict a sharp rise in sea levels that could stifle some of the world’s largest metropolitan cities built near the coasts of the sea as well as the rivers. This is the reason that architect Juan Castanos plans to build self-sustaining amphibious cities that will host and help humanity in a world where floods are recurrent globally. Castanos, based in the United States, is working on a project to alleviate recurring flooding problems in the world and has come up with the idea of a unique amphibious house design. He is launching a campaign to raise funds in the coming days. This innovative and sustainable home makes use of cutting edge technologies, including energy-saving systems and accessories.

+ The Amphibious Home

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8 Comments

  1. Michelle Field April 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Not only is is a beautiful idea, it is beautiful to look at and beautiful to our environment. I can’t wait to see the first real prototype! Kudos, to Juan, for thinking outside the box!

  2. aristides September 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    @aristides1211 apoyemos a este proyecto

  3. aristidesbarreda September 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Requerimos más gente con talento dando alternativas al cambio climático!! Felicidades México, felicidades arq. Castaños.

  4. Aristides September 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Que orgullo para los tabasqueños que este proyecto este participando internacionalmente. Felicidades arq. Castaños.

  5. Lincoln Antonio Santiag... August 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Esta solución debió implementarse desde hace años, pero los humanos reaccionamos cuando ya el problema es critico y no actuamos preventivamente. Arquitecto en hora buena su propuesta y felicitaciones por su acertada técnología.

  6. Asher Castanos August 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I think it’s a great idea! So many people lose their homes and all their belongings every year from floods. An amphibous home would be an answer to a big problem. I hope more people would take interest in this important project.

  7. Babette Castaños August 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Amphibous architecture is truly a great way to defend ourselves against the constant changing climate. Everyday there is floods in different parts of the world. As one who had experienced flooding I know what floods can do and the devistating losses it can cause. This type of architecture will give many hope and save lives.

  8. Jay Krewson August 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I love it. I thought about building a house on a barge for flood prone areas… The main concern I had was that if you did have a flood and the house did float, what would prevent say a flooded car from becoming lodged under the home. Then when the water receded it may cause the house to tip over thus destroying the home and all your belongings even though it didn’t flood inside the home.

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