Just as there's no such thing as an earthquake-resistant building, there is no such thing as a building which is completely tsunami-proof. The Tsunami House on Camano Island, Washington, however, is arguably the closest thing to it.

The recently completed 3,140 square foot waterfront project designed by Designs Northwest Architects is capable of withstanding the impact of high-velocity wave walls with heights of up to eight feet, as well as a 7.8 scale earthquake and 85 mile per hour lateral winds. Like many other structural engineering challenges,…