Posts Tagged ‘barrier’

With Love from Japan: Earthquake-Proof and Tsunami-Proof Soccer Ball Houses – As Seen at the Randall Museum

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Oh c’mon!

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Head on up to our Randall Museum to see other outside of the box / 20-sided truncated icosahedron ideas on earthquake safety.

From the source, the “Barier” people:

“Is your present house OK? Is it strong enough to endure a great earthquake or flood to be caused by global warming? Barier offers a safe, living space, a multi-functional, elegant and playful space, emphasizing each individual personality.

Barier is a soccer ball-shaped house developed by us (international patent pending). A soccer ball with which you played in your childhood gets bigger like a dream ball and appears as a place to live in. It floats on the sea and can be a rescue ship. We believe it will be a gift to those who never give up a dream.”

Boy, This Traffic Collision Accordion Protecting a Market Street Trolley Platform Has Seen a Lot of Action

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Or, really, I guess it actually protects you, the nut behind the steering wheel, more than it protects the trolley platform.

How many accidents has this thing witnessed?

What would it say, if it could talk? Would it say, “Oooooouch,” or, “I need a vacation,” or, “Please put me back together the right way?”

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Probably.