HIVE for Housing

Los Angeles, CA
7 Dec 2017

Hello, Robot
@ Design Museum

Gent, Belgium
27 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018

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SAMOA TSUNAMI SAFE(R) HOUSE

Samoa,
2012

Research

The entire coastline of American Samoa is vulnerable in the event of a Tsunami: the effect on buildings can be extremely destructive and difficult to anticipate and control.

By studying the nature of a tsunami and its potential hazards, it is possible to define solutions to integrate into buildings design. Local architecture and lifestyle, and territory morphology, act as a starting point for the development of a series of guidelines offering an innovative methodology for the construction of buildings able to improve safety while maintaining current lifestyles and level of comfort.

CREDITS carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carlo ratti
Team: Prof. Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern (project leader), Andrea Cassi, Alberto Bottero, Newsha Ghaeli.

Consultant
Engineering consultancy: Studio Ing. Vittorio Neirotti - a.t.i.3 consulting
Environmental sustainability: Carlo Micono