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modern-pyramid

Obviously climate change pushes extraordinary Hurricanes notoriously wrecking normal houses. There should be a consequence in rebuilding homes in the regions affected, like the Caribbeans and Pacific Islands. The shape of a pyramid seems to be the propper solution. Where the roofs of “normal” houses allows the storm to get a grip on them, the pyramid shape would rather have the storm press the house to the ground. Windows should be easily covered by movable plates. It all should be checked by physicists in a wind channel!

Andreas Schlüter

Links on some researches and articles:

Science Daily on roof shapes: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161013155328.htm

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070619155735.htm

It shouldn´t be built like this pyramid with many weak points (it´s not just the shape, but also the materials): https://www.coastalbreezenews.com/articles/the-pyramid-of-cape-romano/

Other solutions:

Dome structure: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/03/22/what-would-it-take-to-build-a-completely-tornado-proof-house/#915745627caa

http://www.monolithic.org/benefits/benefits-survivability

This one isn´t dwelling too much on the shape: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3021580/is-it-even-possible-to-design-buildings-that-can-withstand-250-mph-typh

A nice graphic inside to show the way wind forces work: https://noaanhc.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/day-5-strengthen-your-home/

And some more: http://www.deltechomes.com/learn-more/hurricane-resistance/

https://www.roofcostestimator.com/top-15-roof-types-and-their-pros-cons/

 

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Deutsche Version unten

Climate change is stepping up, creating more terrible storms. And it seems not to be the end of the story. Maybe be have to remember the old proverb: man fears time and time fears the pyramids! Well, those impressive stone monuments were almost massive buildings, only housing dead rulers with their belongings and cultural elements. It´s possible that houses must be build following the shape of the pyramid to withstand the power of extraordinary storms. Surely the materials must be fitting to the challenge. But the shape counts as well! Sad that those in the „Global South´s“ countries mostly affected by the change caused by the highly industrialized nations will find it difficult to finance such changes in building sonstruction!

Andreas Schlüter

hurricane-damage

damages by a Hurricane – Hurrikane-Schäden

modern-pyramid

Pyramid Building – Pyramidenhaus

Deutsche Version: die Rückkehr der Pyramide

Der Klimawandel schreitet rasant voran und Wetterextreme einschließlich immer schwerer Stürme nehmen insgesamt zu. Vielleicht muss man sich bald des Sprichwortes erinnern: der Mensch fürchtet die Zeit, aber die Zeit fürchtet die Pyramiden! Nun, die alten Pyramiden waren massive Bauten, die nur tote Herrscher und ihre Schätze und kulturelle Hinterlassenschaften beherbergten, aber vielleicht muss man sich für zukünftige Entwicklungen des alten Konzeptes erinnern. Natürlich sind dabei besondere Materialien wichtig, aber die Form könnte auch eine entscheidende Rolle spielen. Traurig, dass die Gesellschaften des „Globalen Südens“, die am meisten von den durch die Industriestaaten hervorgerufenen Veränderungen leiden, es sehr schwer finden werden, entsprechende bauliche Entwicklungen zu finanzieren!

Andreas Schlüter