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Safe(r) in Sri Lanka

An MIT-Harvard team designs and builds a prototype house to withstand future tsunamis.

Members of the MIT-Harvard design team with the Venerable Sobhita (center) of the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation in front of prototype house in Balapitiya.
Members of the MIT-Harvard design team with the Venerable Sobhita (center) of the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation in front of prototype house in Balapitiya.
By Peter J. Howe
November 20, 2005

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AFTER LAST DECEMBER'S TSUNAMI RIPPED into the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka, a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Design School architects and planners came up with a design for a new kind of house to better withstand a future storm. ( Globe Magazine , July 24). The Tsunami Safe(r) House employs the same number of ... (Full article: 431 words)

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