the built envornment and me?
Witnessing natural disasters destroy homes and forever change peoples lives makes me think of designing a home impervious to natures elements that could take on any type of effect of time with regular maintenance. This living space would be made entirely of carbon fiber and the latest modern composites creating a structurally strong shell and be able to float like this example.
It might have 8 legs that would allow it walk away from an impending storm and move to higher ground or keep it planted if it were floating or keep it firmly planted incase of a hurricane.
The use carbon fiber would also allow it to withstand projectiles and unlike this carbon fiber reinforced trailer it would be wind tunnel tested to withstand any hurricane or tornado strikes.
The major support structures would be would have electronic sensors to identify any cracks or structural flaws. However, The carbon fiber would also be self-healing so incase of structural damage it would return to its original shape.
The glass would be bullet proof to ensure that any flying projectiles could not penetrate the outside and cause damage to the interior or any occupants inside. The glass would be stronger than steel and allow for great structural support as well.
The outer shell would have a highly resistant covering of solar panels to protect the carbon fiber from the suns powerful rays and provide the house with electricity, the excess electricity would be supplied to the local power grid so that the occupant would help reduce the release of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel powered plants.
The house would stand on ball bearings sitting in discs to allow for isolation from the ground in case of an earthquake.
This house would impervious to pretty much anything nature throws at it, including time unlike the structures of today. This house defines who I am because I would like to see natural disasters effect on populations become a thing of the past. The house would be awesome and take on anything that was thrown at it like a pirate with a knife in his mouth.