Yuka Yoneda

See Inside NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach "Pods"

by , 07/16/13

bklyn designs, eco design, environmental sustainability, flood-proof construction, Garrison Architects, green building, green design, green NYC, Hurricane Sandy, Inhabitat Local New York City, Inhabitat NYC, jim garrison, new york city, nyc beach buildings, nyc prefab, post-Sandy construction, prefab beach buildings, rockaways, sustainable design

They might look more like Star Wars AT-ATs than bathrooms, but these new flood-proof, prefab beach buildings are causing quite a splash at several NYC beaches. Garrison Architects designed and implemented the modular structures at beaches in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island, where bathrooms, lifeguard stations and offices were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Read on to take a tour of these solar-powered, naturally ventilated new units!

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