Tsunami House

Located on the northern end of Camano Island, the Tsunami House is a compact waterfront residence with a highly reinforced structure. Carefully designed by Designs Northwest Architects to withstanding tsunamis and powerful wave actions, the house features on the ground floor flexible multi use spaces instead of regular rooms. Naturally, the neatly designed living spaces wouldn’t help much in the event of a storm surge. Generically dubbed “Flood Room”, the lower level opens to both sides (street and shore). “Clear glass overhead doors open up to the waterside deck facing north, and translucent overhead doors open to the entry courtyard facing south, allowing privacy from the road.”

Front Tsunami House

The house’s structure is a mix of concrete, hardwood and and metal. The exact same range of materials was used to define and decorate the interior.  A steel stair (made of bent plate steel) connects the ground floor with the living room (located upstairs). The main living area is less dull and it was designed with a little bit more style. It’s all about the colours and the views! This floor comprises also the kitchen and the dining area. The nicest spot in the house (featuring the best water views) is definitely the bedroom, located on the second floor. It completely opens to the shore, allowing inhabitants to explore the limitless expanse of water. 

Metal, concrete and wood
Concrete and wood modern architecture
Solid structure
Seaside view
Waterfront house view of the sea
Narrow seafront
Tsunami house reinforced with concrete
Concrete ground floor structure
Waterfront Tsunami House
Waterfront home ground floor
Colourful energetic interior
colourful room with view
View of the water
Transparency and sea view
Staircase open space livng room
Wooden table waterfront residence interior
Kitchen area waterfront house
Tsunami house compact bedroom
Staircase connecting floors
Bedroom privacy sliding doors
Wooden interior and simplicity
Bedroom wood panel
Room for kids
Wood and concrete ground floor decor
Concrete floor and wooden furniture water view
Concrete foundation
View room
Entrance and stairs
Mix of materials
Stairs and door
bathroom and hallway
Detail stairs
Metal and wood
Upper floor
Way to upper floor
Bathroom design
Bathroom transparency
House plan Tsunami House