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Chain of tank-like fortresses would protect Japan from natural disasters and human enemies [Architecture]

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These gloomy citadels are just a concept design, one that imagines a massive defense network that could surround and defend Japan. Using a chain of breakwaters and drainage channels, these fortresses would protect the coast from tsunamis, while serving as an added layer of defense for man-made threats to the islands. More »
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