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Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

China's capital city Beijing is in chaos after experiencing the the heaviest rainfall in 60 years. The ensuing flooding has overwhelmed the city's infrastructure causing drains to overflow and rivers to

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is projected to become massively flooded over the next forty years, named “2050 Ultra Flood Plain.” In anticipation of the impending flood, Shma

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House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

The architects designed the rooms to face and have a view into the courtyard, implementing their vision of "going in to go out." Traditional Japanese architecture has served as inspiration with its

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The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

A weekend entertainment area and garden shed, this compact cabin was expected to match the energy efficiency of the client's main home even though it is bound on three sides by massive stone walls typical

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Apostrophy’s Giant Floating Lotus in Thailand Offers Colorful Respite From Terrible Floods

Apostrophy’s Giant Floating Lotus in Thailand Offers Colorful Respite From Terrible Floods

The structure, floated on the Nong Prajut swamp, is shaped like a giant lotus flower with a prominent bud and petals at its base. It is roughly 12 meters around and 7 meters tall and features all kinds of

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Crazy Water Capsule Concept Could Keep Flooding Victims Dry and Comfortable

Crazy Water Capsule Concept Could Keep Flooding Victims Dry and Comfortable

Once transported to the floating capsule via a hot air dirigible, flood victims (albeit probably the most privileged of them) are instantly immersed in a futuristic setting. It's not an especially large

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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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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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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere. The sustainable pods are completely customizable, allowing clients to create an eco-space for an

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