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[#1] Posted: 10/01/2015 - 7:18:24 PM
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Engineering group from Stevens Institute of Technology has put together one heckuva house.

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[#2] Posted: 10/02/2015 - 04:42:25 AM
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It will be interesting to see how the storm shutters work through an actual "Sandy" type storm. Great concept.
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[#3] Posted: 10/02/2015 - 06:36:13 AM
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It's the right idea, sort of, but it's also the wrong idea. I really like the house and concept, but why are building everything at the shoreline? Yes, I know, because people like the shore, but.....

Forget the politics of climate change for a while, and just think about the ideas of access to shorelines, cultural enjoyment of the commons of the shore, or similarly un-American ideas about how to live, meaning things like shorelines are extremely limited resources and mucking it all up with a couple people's houses is really poor policy.


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[#4] Posted: 10/02/2015 - 06:37:51 AM
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The competition points don't seem to include high wind resiliency.
Default is 90 mph so you still have to skedaddle when the hurricanes come.

You guys on the eastern seaboard ready for Joaquin?

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[#5] Posted: 10/02/2015 - 08:37:21 AM
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Pulled out my generator yesterday, filled it with ten gallons, pulled the cord a dozen times with no results. Then I turned the switch on and it started on the first pull. Senior moments happen at the strangest times.

But the latest reports put it out to sea.

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[#6] Posted: 10/02/2015 - 4:52:09 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by ghentjr

Pulled out my generator yesterday, filled it with ten gallons, pulled the cord a dozen times with no results. Then I turned the switch on and it started on the first pull. Senior moments happen at the strangest times.

But the latest reports put it out to sea.


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[#7] Posted: 10/03/2015 - 08:25:51 AM
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Very obvious to me that engineers designed the house. They mention "Architecture" but I don't see any.

The house may or may not survive a storm and be energy efficient. The bigger question to me is if anyone would actually want to occupy it.

I understand that it is a concept project but better a design would help sell the concept.

   
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