Bates Masi designs Kiht’han house on Long Island to endure periodic flooding

US firm Bates Masi Architects has lifted this New York home above the ground and added lower-level screens to let water pass underneath, helping ensure that “flooding becomes a non-threatening event”. Named after the Mohegan tribe’s word for ocean, the Kiht’han house is located in Sagaponack, a seaside village on Long Island. The home sits […]

Zaha Hadid Architects carves out sculptural flood protection barrier in Hamburg

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the sculptural Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the city’s upgrade of its flood prevention system. Positioned along the 625-metre-long stretch between St Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall, the Niederhafen River Promenade replaces one of the city’s existing, but dilapidating, flood barriers built in 1964. While providing vital […]

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