Elegant beachfront living

This beachfront home didn’t do very well in the hurricane.

beach hurricane home
cc image from Judy Baxter on flickr

 

This beachfront home would probably fare better, but it is not very elegant, with lots of concrete and other expensive building methods. Plus, even though it may do a better job resisting wind and wave forces, the home is still vulnerable to rising sea levels and beach erosion.

cc image from Olaf Gradin on flickr

 

This “pop-up” mobile beachfront home will be somewhere safe inland during hurricane season. The elegant design of this home does not try to fight an unwinnable war against natural forces. Instead, the design works by questioning unnecessary assumptions about the home’s mobility.

pop-up hotel

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