Gallery: 6 Smart, Flood-Resilient Home Designs Seen at NYIT’s 3C Compre...

When Hurricane Sandy roared across the eastern seaboard last October, Long Island was hit with devastating storm surges that wrecked thousands of homes. To help rebuild a stronger and more resilient LI community, NYIT's School of Architecture and Design teamed up with state officials to form a new organization called Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI). In its latest call for action, ORLI organized the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition to help spur new ideas about resiliency against future storms by creating new housing typologies. The competition drew in 60 design entries from 20 countries, and now NYIT is hosting an exhibit of the top 32 finalists. We got a sneak peek of the show, which was designed and installed by Austin Reed and Daniel Horn and picked out six of the most promising concepts - click through our gallery to see them all!

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  1. ergodesk May 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This is a wasted plan if any structural components and finishes are made of WOOD. WOOD Rots and Molds, this is the big problem. We must us materials that circumnavigate these problems.