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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 starting points 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