Adapting Traditional Housing Design to Cope with Natural Hazards: Stilt Houses for Flood-Prone Areas of Bangladesh

Every year thousands of houses are damaged by floods. Bangladesh is located on a delta - as a result, flooding is a common phenomenon in this region. The physical characteristic of the land also funnels up storm to cyclonic intensities. These two hazards cause extensive damage to life and property. The extent of damage can be correlated to the economic condition of the people and housing design and building materials used for construction.