shoji tanaka, president of new cosmopower, demonstrates the use of the ‘noah’ emergency living capsule image © itsuo inouye (AP)

the fiberglass ‘noah’ capsule by japanese company new cosmopower is a personal-sized work of emergency architecture, offering shelter in the event of earthquake or tsunami.

watersafe although not fire-resistant, ‘noah’ measures 1.2 meters (4 feet) in diameter and can house up to four adults, costing approximately 3900 USD. entered through a locking hatch, the cabin has a small lookout window and breathing holes, while its bright yellow colour makes it easy to be located by rescue crews. the device has been heavily tested for safety and durability.

the company is also working on models that fit six and twelve persons.

noah: emergency capsule for tsunamis full views of the device image © itsuo inouye (AP)

noah: emergency capsule for tsunamis example use image at left courtesy of the daily what

via gizmag