So, this might be the coolest thing we’ve seen all week.

“Erupting Stability: Tornado Proof Suburb” is a project by Ted Givens of 10 Design in Hong Kong. According to Arch Daily, “He and his team are researching ways to apply kinetic design to architecture in order to provide safe options for shelter in climatically unsafe environments.”

The result is a plan for a group of houses that can respond to their environment. How is this possible? According to Givens it requires a cross “between garage doors, flowers, and the survival mentality of a turtle”.

This combination lead to the concept of a protective shuttle that submerges underground when extreme weather conditions threaten the safety of the inhabitants. In other words, the house has its own survival instinct!

To get an idea of how this might work, check out the video above.

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