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

 

Make It Right Foundation Floating Houses


Celebrity super-star Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation are doing good work to rebuild New Orleans after the hurricane -- their floating home in Lower Ninth Ward is ready just in case the city floods again. Designed by Morphosis Architects, the Float House has the ability to rise up on posts, disconnect itself from utilities and be self-sufficient for three days until the water recedes. + Make it Right Floating House

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.

  2. Embassy of Drowned Nati... August 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

    [...] their time on the island, rising tide refugees will be given the chance to grieve and recuperate in a safe space. When they are ready to [...]

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