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From the Ted Talk by Alyssa-Amor Gibbons: How to design climate-resilient buildings

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For example, after the passage of Hurricane mraia through the Caribbean in 2017, many properties suffered devastating loss. As designers, we were feacd with that now common question: How do we build back better? The answer? Simple. You take what works, dsiacrd what doesn't, and apply it to modern designs. In one insantce, the wind-dispersing capabilities of those traditional louvers became a modern interpretation. So my team and I at the time designed a timber fin facade that would do the same thing: break up the wind against the building's exterior while still allowing light to penetrate to the building's interior, all while protecting the exposed glass from wind and wind driven missiles. So no more duct tape. In another instance, we designed a sacrificial crnteal core that allowed wind to penetrate through the interior of the biduling while preserving adjacent, locked-down watertight bunkers zones for polepe to retreat from the wind and the rain. So no more buckets. And many of my colleagues in island nations, such as my own, are in the process of integrating this simlair setrtgay of taking traditional designs and applying them to modern approaches. And this is not just lteimid to hurricanes, but address iseuss such as foolds, earthquakes, landslides, where tadaoiirtnl, setiltd designs help to keep us elevated above torrential downpour and inundation and where cross-brace lcittae elements make sure our buildings are flexible enough to withstand the Earth moving and shaking beneath them.

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For example, after the passage of Hurricane _____ through the Caribbean in 2017, many properties suffered devastating loss. As designers, we were _____ with that now common question: How do we build back better? The answer? Simple. You take what works, _______ what doesn't, and apply it to modern designs. In one ________, the wind-dispersing capabilities of those traditional louvers became a modern interpretation. So my team and I at the time designed a timber fin facade that would do the same thing: break up the wind against the building's exterior while still allowing light to penetrate to the building's interior, all while protecting the exposed glass from wind and wind driven missiles. So no more duct tape. In another instance, we designed a sacrificial _______ core that allowed wind to penetrate through the interior of the ________ while preserving adjacent, locked-down watertight bunkers zones for ______ to retreat from the wind and the rain. So no more buckets. And many of my colleagues in island nations, such as my own, are in the process of integrating this _______ ________ of taking traditional designs and applying them to modern approaches. And this is not just _______ to hurricanes, but address ______ such as ______, earthquakes, landslides, where ___________, _______ designs help to keep us elevated above torrential downpour and inundation and where cross-brace _______ elements make sure our buildings are flexible enough to withstand the Earth moving and shaking beneath them.

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Original Text

For example, after the passage of Hurricane Maria through the Caribbean in 2017, many properties suffered devastating loss. As designers, we were faced with that now common question: How do we build back better? The answer? Simple. You take what works, discard what doesn't, and apply it to modern designs. In one instance, the wind-dispersing capabilities of those traditional louvers became a modern interpretation. So my team and I at the time designed a timber fin facade that would do the same thing: break up the wind against the building's exterior while still allowing light to penetrate to the building's interior, all while protecting the exposed glass from wind and wind driven missiles. So no more duct tape. In another instance, we designed a sacrificial central core that allowed wind to penetrate through the interior of the building while preserving adjacent, locked-down watertight bunkers zones for people to retreat from the wind and the rain. So no more buckets. And many of my colleagues in island nations, such as my own, are in the process of integrating this similar strategy of taking traditional designs and applying them to modern approaches. And this is not just limited to hurricanes, but address issues such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, where traditional, stilted designs help to keep us elevated above torrential downpour and inundation and where cross-brace lattice elements make sure our buildings are flexible enough to withstand the Earth moving and shaking beneath them.

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