Design of Earthquake Resistant Houses
As earthquakes hit strongly in places as divergent as California, Tennessee, New York, Japan and Brazil, more builders, architects and property owners look for ways to build earthquake-resistant housing. Many construction companies specialize in building these types of structures. While no design can totally prevent earthquake damage, certain building systems can lessen it.
HHF architects designed this earthquake-resistant houses in China and featured in ‘Ordos 100′. This house has every floor slab supported separately by the concrete core and the outer wall. The concrete stairsway curled as support walls create a home earthquake proof!
These houses igloo shape be made from 100% enlarged polystyrene foams (Styrofoam). This material does not corrode, decompose or attract termites and thus creates a complete option for home hurricane and earthquake proof. Built by Japan Dome House Co. Ltd., was discovered in Japan and the adaptation of the same is available also in the United States. [Via]
‘Rotating UFO Home’ could be rotated equally amount of energy a vacuum cleaner gets to vacuum the house once. The house will be arraign to sunlight at all times which siustain the solar panels to absorb the light and use it efficiently. Made with wood and insulated by cork, the houses are perfect examples of environmentally friendly living that can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. Designed by Solaleya, these houses are located in the United States. [Via]