Future-proof homes for a warmer world

 作者:叶芍喏     |      日期:2019-03-08 09:15:01
By Catherine Brahic Global warming will change how we live. Models forecast that tropical storms are likely to become stronger and more frequent, drought will bring more forest fires, and shrinking ice caps will raise sea levels worldwide. Some architects are now preparing for these challenges by attempting to design “future-proof” homes. See a gallery of some future-proof designs – and see how they fared in the face of recent hurricanes Several companies such as Monolithic will build eco-homes for you or provide specialised equipment and instructions on how to build them for yourself. In the Netherlands, rising sea-levels are a greater concern than hurricanes. There, architects are experimenting with structures on stilts, or that float, as a solution to the prospect of more flooding. See a gallery of some future-proof designs – and see how some fared in the face of recent hurricanes More on these topics: