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


Flood Harvesting for New York City

Using the surging forces of the world's oceans and rivers to our advantage may be one way to beat back rising water levels. GRO Architects has envisioned a series of energy-generating floating houses that link together in modular docking stations. The aquatic houses would soak up the energy of tides and currents around New York City to generate power. Since the homes are placed directly on the water, they are automatically prepared for rising water levels and take advantage of the free renewable energy they supply. + Flood Harvesting for NYC

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 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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