Futuristic flood shelters designed for urban environments

January 10, 2011 |

What if a town or city finds itself partially underwater for the long haul? It’s not an unrealistic scenario—the world has experienced a rash of devastating floods in recent years, and let’s not forgot about New Orleans just a few years ago. How to plan for such events? Mike Reyes, an environmental design student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., designed a system of prefabricated, flat-pack units that are suspended from the sides of buildings and hung from bridges and can be deployed after a disaster hits.

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