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Disaster-Proof Design Is the Ultimate Amenity


Disaster-Proof Design Is the Ultimate Amenity

October 7, 2019
resilient city design in the face of an incoming tsunami wave
Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay 

Luxury architecture has a new genre emerging that focuses on disaster-proofing. Designing for Disaster author Boyce Thompson chronicles homes that were designed for resilience.

He devotes chapters on homes designed to survive flooding, wildfires, or mud slides, and more generally, extended power outages. But he also trains his eye on projects meant to withstand natural disasters that have been around since time immemorial, like a home designed to withstand a tsunami on the Washington coastline, for instance. These clients clearly know the risks of living on coastlines or in fire zones, and are willing to pay for measures that protect themselves and their real estate.

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