Earth, water, wind & fire: making homes disaster-proof

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/da335847e5b6d6518e79c5212418c17d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Some of the world's most scenic locations for luxury homes &mdash; beachfronts, forests, mountains &mdash; are also prone to disaster: hurricanes and floods, wildfires and earthquakes. Architects and designers are increasingly tasked with creating gorgeous homes that are also able to stand up to nature's whims.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It shouldn't have to take another <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report" rel="nofollow" >reminder from the United Nations</a> that <em>a lot</em> more climate change-related extreme weather scenarios will be heading our way in the coming decades to finally take disaster preparedness into consideration when designing homes.<br></p>           

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