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Flood Me Please

I can’t decide whether the architect is too inexperienced to recognize the damage that even a minor downpour could cause, or whether the photo/essay is deliberately obtuse about the heroic yet hidden measures that have been taken to avoid catastrophe. Either way, could any architect look at this photo and not wonder?

2 Responses to Flood Me Please

  1. excellent question David.

    forseeability of harm is a well established legal concept. ignoring this concept is a step toward negligence, if not gross negligence.

  2. also hope that someone has thought about foundations. I am designing an earth-sheltered / ICF / SIPS house and the foundations due to weight and berms have to be above average. HERE in this photo flooded foundations would also be a bad thing for extra settlement.