PyraFLOT: a floating cottage that takes care of local flooding and tsunami

Extreme weather conditions force people to think the hard question: what if a local flooding or even tsunami happens? Can we have a house or cottage that can float on water?


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Three months ago we designed a very large floating community center we call PyraTOPE. Now we have PyraFLOT which is a much smaller version of PyraTOPE. It is like a floating cottage (much larger than a mini house) that can be built with one unit or two and four units attached together. The same structure can be buried in ground with gravels so that when a tsunami or local flooding happens, the whole thing can float on water.

The inner space has 4 levels for human living and food growing. It is an off-grid design with with a lot of space for clean water and life support storage.

Author: Aubrey Zhang

Since obtaining PhD in Electrochemistry in 1994 (University of Calgary), I have been through many things, such as post-doctoral research work using STM to study atomic level electrodeposition of Cd on Ag(111) surface at UIUC (Urbana-Champaign at University of Illinois), lifetime free-lance preaching, CEO of TheoLogos Publications and PyraPOD Global Inc, former salesman of diamond tools for Superprem Industries, former director of DiaSolid Kitchen & Bath, finishing carpenter, working for CRE Green, a solar company in Kelowna, BC. After all these experiences, my life motto is this: sharp mind must combine with skilful hands. With my wife Margaret we have three kids - Riley, Grace and Anita.

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