Chris Robinson used to work at a start-up incubator in Silicon Valley, so right away you can tell this guy is highly intelligent and full of innovative ideas. It’s his latest creation, however, as he’s stepped away from work in Silicon Valley that has been turning a few heads. After the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, artists at his place of employment at the time were sketching ideas for a tsunami-proof mechanism. One idea inspired him to actually build one of his own.

The reason Robinson felt inspired to take matters into his own hands? The tsunami hit a place where he had lived and met his wife.


Now, this 22-foot-long, 10-foot-wide and 8.5-foot-high plywood and epoxy tsunami-proof pod–dubbed the ‘Tsunamiball’–dominates his backyard space in Silicon Valley.

2— Check out the video in the next page —