Anticipating the unpredictable climate conditions, the future Thai house is composed of different levels of resilient segments. It allows water to flood an entire area, without causing damages. The roof is a detachable element that can become an emergency floating structure, once the water gets too high for residents to survive in the house. On regular circumstances, the roof is a terrace with a garden.
The ground level is a semi living space, connecting to the outdoor terrace where the house skin can open up letting the house harmonize with the water during the flood season. The skin is a structure comprized of thousands of openings programmed by the intelligent software that can control the level of openness depending on the climatic situations. In the case of flooding, the solid skin on the ground level can become completely open for water to penetrate through to avoid structural damage. The middle and top levels’ windows are made of dye-sensitized solar panels, which is tomorrow’s technology for energy generation where the solar cells use colorful fruit’s dye instead of silica. The translucence of the solar panels makes them possible to replace the role of conventional glass windows. With this future technology, Pangolin house can supply sufficient electricity for survival in the case of disastrous emergency.