Gallery: Six Flood-Proof Buildings That Can Survive Rising Tides

 

NOAH: New Orleans Arcology Habitat


Designed for New Orleans, NOAH is a pyramid-shaped mixed-use complex for 40,000 people that is meant to survive all sorts of severe weather, including a flood. Designed to float in the event of rising water levels, NOAH, also includes a host of other sustainable features, including renewable energy, organic gardens, transportation and waste and water recycling. + NOAH

Floods often come up quickly with almost no warning, so it’s imperative to have safe and secure designs, especially in places known for flooding. Even regions that aren’t known for rising waters can be taken by surprise. Good flood design should first of all protect the lives of people who live there and then secondly be able to handle the force of the water and hopefully not be completely destroyed or ruined. With increases in the strength of hurricanes, changing weather patterns and rising sea levels, we have a lot of work ahead of us.

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  1. archciv archciv March 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    that work is appreciate able for developed countries, will there is any design for developing countries most importantly for Pakistan will you help me or recommend me please.
    i,ll be thankful for your corporation in this aspects
    regards and best wishes for you.

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