Top Disaster-Proof Structures

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The recent years witness a number of high-profile earthquakes, tsunami and other devastating natural disasters in all continents. To cope with these hazards in the future, some super-strong and disaster-proof building concepts have been designed for safety reasons.

 

Noah’s Ark – A Floating Hotel

Russian architect Alexander Remizov has designed the futuristic Ark Hotel which can withstand biblical floods by sea levels’ rising. The shell-like construction will also be able to stand environmental disasters or earthquakes. According to architect Alexander Remizov, the Ark house answers two global challenges in our time. The first is the extreme environmental disasters and climate changes; the Ark will face with the problem by the ability of sitting upside down on the water thanks to being a safe and self-contained haven. Secondly, the land-based hotel is eco-friendly to human. The dome design assists the accumulation of warm air in the top and the work of wind generators. Remizov also said that the Ark would be constructed in just a few months in any places on Earth.


The Ark would be one of the safest building on Earth

The Ark would be one of the safest buildings on Earth

 

Earthquake-Proof ‘Coral Reef Island’ for Haiti


Vincent Callebaut designs this Coral Reef Project as inspiration from coral reefs. The project includes 1000 modular residence and energy from hydro-turbines and waves.

Vincent Callebaut designs this Coral Reef Project as inspiration from coral reefs. The project includes 1,000 modular residence and energy from hydro-turbines and waves.

 

Soccer Ball-Shaped Floating Houses


The “Barier” has a soccer ball shape that can function as floating rescue ship in devastating nature disaster.

The “Barier” has a soccer ball shape that can function as floating rescue ship in devastating nature disaster.

 

Earthquake-Proof Solar-Powered Volcano Towers


The All-Seasons Tent Tower by OFIS Architecture is powered with solar energy and temperature regulation.

The All-Seasons Tent Tower by OFIS Architecture is powered with solar energy and temperature regulation.

 

Harvest City: Floating Concept for Haiti


Harvest City designed by E. Keven Schopfer is a complex offshore floating module. The project consists of four zones linked by a linear system of canals.

Harvest City, designed by E. Keven Schopfer, is a complex offshore floating module. The project consists of four zones linked by a linear system of canals.

 

Lilypad Floating City Concept


The mega-cities Lilypad Floating Ecopolis can give accommodation to 50,000 people. The self-sufficient city hopes to be built in the year 2100.

The mega-cities Lilypad Floating Ecopolis can give accommodation to 50,000 people. The self-sufficient city hopes to be built in the year 2100.

 

Low-Income Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing


The Design Against the Elements competition winner is a complex of three-story apartment complex built from disaster-proof core and surrounded by cheap materials.

The Design Against the Elements competition winner is a complex of three-story apartment complex built from disaster-proof core and surrounded by cheap materials.

 

The Citadel: Floating Apartment Complex in the Netherlands


The Citadel, first floating apartment complex in Europe, composes of 60 luxury apartments, car park and boat.

The Citadel, first floating apartment complex in Europe, composes of 60 luxury apartments, car park and boat.

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/05/11