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Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

The school serves as a training center for future stars of the building industry. It houses drafting studios, wood shops, and classrooms, and also has an outdoor teaching area. Since the area is located

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The Narrabeen House is a Flood-Resistant Home with a Lovely Inner Courtyard

The Narrabeen House is a Flood-Resistant Home with a Lovely Inner Courtyard

To look at it, the Narrabeen House by Choi Ropiha Fighera might not seem like your typical home in the suburbs, but the way the house operates is completely suburban. The minimalist home's central

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6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

The 45 x 45 meter building kept complexity to a minimum in order to make the most of available space and daylight. The dotted exterior walls contain thousands of round windows sized at 200, 250 and 300

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The F9 Flood-Proof House Stands Tall Above Rising Tides

The F9 Flood-Proof House Stands Tall Above Rising Tides

F9 Productions recently unveiled plans for a sturdy, sustainably built home that is designed to withstand flooding and provide a safe haven when natural disaster strikes. Raised high above the ground and

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Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

The government of Thailand asked the two architecture firms to work on a solution for the increasing problem of flooding in Thailand. In the past, most people in Thailand lived near the river in homes

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Gargantuan Floodgate that Blocked Japanese Tsunami Elicits Waves of Gratitude

Gargantuan Floodgate that Blocked Japanese Tsunami Elicits Waves of Gratitude

Japanese villagers are overwhelmed with gratitude for the former mayor who conceived of this gargantuan floodgate. Plagued by visions of the 1933 tsunami that killed hundreds of villagers, Kotaku Wamura

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Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

The Convention Center of Aragon is a dynamic multi-use space that was designed to serve a variety of functions once the Zaragoza Expo ended. It is composed of three main blocks that house a multi-purpose

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Great Barrier Island Solar Home Elevated On Stilts To Avoid Flooding

Great Barrier Island Solar Home Elevated On Stilts To Avoid Flooding

The home is built on a beautiful site surrounded with large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives, all of which inspired the design for the timber framed home. A foundation of stilts raise the main

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Floating Container Houses Proposed for Pakistan Flood

Floating Container Houses Proposed for Pakistan Flood

The flooding of Pakistan was yet another tragedy that added to this year's surge of natural disasters, and with 21 million people injured or homeless, we still have an emergency on our hands. Richard

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Solar Energy To Help Pakistan Flood Victims

Solar Energy To Help Pakistan Flood Victims

In recent disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, renewable energy has been used to help those in need by powering shelters and emergency equipment. Now those who have

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AirDrop House Emergency Shelter for Flood-Afflicted Areas

AirDrop House Emergency Shelter for Flood-Afflicted Areas

The Airdrop House is a complete housing kit made from sponge-like material that starts at 1 meter in diameter. Capable of being carried by a standard military aircraft, the spheres are dropped from the

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Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Photo by Du Huaju/Corbis Heavy rains have brought water levels at China's Three Gorges Dam to within spitting distance of the massive structure's maximum capacity. Chinese officials have defended the

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Niels Bohr Science Park Laced with Light Flooded Vertical Green Atriums

Niels Bohr Science Park Laced with Light Flooded Vertical Green Atriums

Christensen & Co + Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects recently nabbed first prize in a competition to design the new Niels Bohr Science Park for the University of Copenhagen. Their winning proposal was

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Studio Lindfors’ Haunting Visual Prediction of Our Flooded Future World

Studio Lindfors’ Haunting Visual Prediction of Our Flooded Future World

The phrases "melting polar ice caps" and "rising water lines" are so ubiquitous now that they've almost lost their meaning. It's all too easy to think "it will happen to that city, not mine." Well to give

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Europe Launches Satellite Able to Predict Floods and Droughts

Europe Launches Satellite Able to Predict Floods and Droughts

Global warming has dramatically increased the unpredictability of weather patterns, but what if we could more accurately pinpoint the future location and intensity of floods and droughts? That might be

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Flood Harvesting Housing Brings Tidal Power to New York City

Flood Harvesting Housing Brings Tidal Power to New York City

The concept of harvesting energy from river waves to power New York City just got more enticing. Earlier this year we brought you GRO Architects notable concept, which stood out among the entries for

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Brad Pitt Unveils Flood-Surviving Float House for Make It Right Foundation

Brad Pitt Unveils Flood-Surviving Float House for Make It Right Foundation

Brad Pitt has been making waves in the green building world lately, so it's only appropriate that the newest house completed for his Make It Right Foundation project be a floating one. Being revealed

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FLOODED LONDON Depicts Life After Global Warming

FLOODED LONDON Depicts Life After Global Warming

As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008, award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera envisions London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. Imitating some of

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Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!

Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!

As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008, award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera depict London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. In a conversation with

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GLOBAL WARMING FLOODS LONDON… In Second Life

GLOBAL WARMING FLOODS LONDON… In Second Life

A temporary flood sent avatars scrambling for the rooftops in several virtual places, including London, the Netherlands, and Ibiza. David de Rothschild, founder of Adventure Ecology, staged the global

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WATERSTUDIO’S FLOOD-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURE

WATERSTUDIO’S FLOOD-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURE

As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, you may notice we're running a little theme on Inhabitat: flood-resistant design and architecture. In the months following Katrina, one of the most

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Super-Organisms Teach Us About Collaboration?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Super-Organisms Teach Us About Collaboration?

  When I think of monkeys, I don’t think of them living in the desert, namely because primates love trees, water, big juicy leaves, and fruit. In fact, only two primates have even

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Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

It hasn’t been a good year for the land in Russia. Earlier this year a gaping 262-foot wide hole opened up in Siberia and now a gigantic sinkhole has popped up in the Perm region. Unlike the last hole,

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Paris Officials Veto Herzog & de Meuron’s Triangle Skyscraper

Paris Officials Veto Herzog & de Meuron’s Triangle Skyscraper

Parisian city council officials have voted against Herzog & de Mueron’s Tour Triangle - a proposed triangular skyscraper that would be the French capital’s third largest structure. City councils

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How the Cheonggyecheon River Urban Design Restored the Green Heart of Seoul

How the Cheonggyecheon River Urban Design Restored the Green Heart of Seoul

The Cheonggyecheon project is remarkable for its dramatic transformation from a seedy industrial eyesore to a nature-filled public space. In the 1940s, the Cheonggyecheon had deteriorated into an open

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Walker Workshop Expands a 1940s Barn Into a Contemporary Wood-Clad Guesthouse

Walker Workshop Expands a 1940s Barn Into a Contemporary Wood-Clad Guesthouse

Walker Workshop divided the Oak Pass Guesthouse into two main volumes: the two-story living quarters and the barn-turned-living-room that also doubles as an airy concert hall. The two structures are

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it

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Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse!

Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse!

Since Hotel Daniel was unable to expand outwards, its proprietors looked to the sky, deciding to grow vertically to accommodate the new luxury suite. The sleek new LoftCube adds 44 square meters to the

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Award-Winning Lune De Sang Sheds Complement a Sustainably Managed Forest in Australia

Award-Winning Lune De Sang Sheds Complement a Sustainably Managed Forest in Australia

Despite their name and functionality, the Lune de Sang sheds are not your typical sheds. Built for working and habitation purposes, the concrete-and-stone structures were "conceived as ruins in the

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