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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

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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 Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move.

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Students Design an Adorable Wedge Cabin for California’s State Parks

Students Design an Adorable Wedge Cabin for California’s State Parks

The Wedge updates the traditional cabin using strategic angles to maximize space. The key to the unique design is the angled roof, which opens up the interior while also allowing snow and rain to run off

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Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the

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6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

STUNNING BURIED HOUSE IN VALS, SWITZERLAND Unlike other homes whose goal in life is to stick out like a sore thumb (read: that guy on your block who strings up enough holiday lights to cause a

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DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

I deliberately bought the longer wheel base Ford Transit Connect XLT, which has no infrastructure in the back and enough height and length that I and others can sit comfortably on a raised platform. Since

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Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with

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Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

The banks of the Upper Lee Valley in East London are to be "re-wilded." By 2017, a vast stretch of riverbanks beginning just north of the Olympic Park will be restored to flood-mitigating marshland. The

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6 Innovative, Life-Saving Designs for Clean Drinking Water

6 Innovative, Life-Saving Designs for Clean Drinking Water

Water has been prevailing theme over the past few years, especially in the wake of multiple natural disasters that involved polluting our oceans, flooding and access to clean water. Not only is it the

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Oakland Appoints its First Chief Resilience Officer

Oakland Appoints its First Chief Resilience Officer

The City of Oakland just announced its first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). "What's that?" I hear you ask. Well, the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC) is "dedicated to

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How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

People all over the world are looking for cheap, alternative housing, and recycled shipping containers are starting to become ever more popular; not just homes but also for all sorts of structures. The

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last

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