The Tsunami House is located on the northern end of Camano Island, USA, designed by Designs Northwest Architects to withstand tsunamis and powerful wave actions.
The ground floor of the house features flexible multi-use spaces instead of regular rooms. Generally dubbed "Flood Room," the lower level opens to both sides (street and shore). “Clear glass overhead doors open up to the waterside deck facing north, and translucent overhead doors open to the entry courtyard facing south, allowing privacy from the road.”
The soft texture of a luxurious rug on your toes, the calming colors that surround you, the peaceful and rejuvenating benefits of a rain shower; there are plenty of reasons to love the spa. If you could have a spa day everyday, would you? Well, you can. Here’s how to turn your existing bathroom into a little piece of spa heaven. Read more
Springtime is a exciting time of the year – the winter frost is melting away, and with it comes new life and the opportunity to start your garden again. It’s the best time of the year, because it’s the time of the year when you have an excuse to buy all of the awesome new gardening tools that you’ve been wanting. Being able to restock your tool shed is a beautiful thing, and with all of the new tools that have come out over the winter, it’s difficult to even know where to start. Read more
For years immemorial, concrete has been a most invaluable building material. Concrete has literally held cities, towns, villages, and indeed nations together and kept their people safe and secure. Homes, apartment buildings, offices, bridges, viaducts, roads and sidewalks have been set in concrete for ages, and urbanisation in general owes a lot to this universal grey material. However, the downside to it, as scientists have discovered, is that the commercial production of concrete releases an alarming amount of greenhouse gas, precisely carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere annually, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect and climate change. Read more