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The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

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Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

The exterior materials of the house are durable and low maintenance; architectural concrete columns are left exposed and the exterior siding is a mixture of composite and galvanized standing seam panels and aluminum windows. The lower level floor is polished concrete with radiant in floor heat and the ceilings are covered with western red cedar to add warmth to the otherwise industrial feeling of the lower level...

 



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16s3d's curator insight, January 4, 6:30 AM

Je reste dubitatif face à la prétention humaine de maîtriser la forece des événements naturels...

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 5:40 PM

Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 6:06 PM

I'm helping friends on a beach cottage remodel. I counted, it's 132 steps from the beach. I dearly love Oregon's beach cottages. And I equally fear the Cascadia Subduction Zone! This looks awesome and er, expensive. :/

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Trish House by Matthew Heywood

Trish House by Matthew Heywood | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

This design for this contemporary house was developed in direct response to the site and its location within the village of Yalding in Kent.

The structure is composed to reflect the surrounding woodland with the raking columns representing the irregular angles of tree trunks and branches.  Large expanses of glass fill the gaps between the structure and allow you to appreciate the landscape and setting as if you were peering out from between the trunks and branches of the trees. The traditional Kentish black and white weatherboarding represents the foliage wrapping the building and enclosing the spaces within.  In contrast to the surrounding nature, the form and lines of the house are intentionally very geometric and crisp, creating a dialogue between the organic woodland and the modernist box.


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Conrado C. Guzmán's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:06 PM

The modern yurt

lindavi's comment, August 2, 2013 10:00 PM
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