Sea levels are rising and storms are becoming increasingly powerful. The cost of the damage caused by extreme weather events around the world increases. Is our architecture still fulfilling its actual purpose - namely to protect us from the cold and heat, and from rain and storms? Architects and engineers have long been discussing how the buildings of the future should be constructed. In Hong Kong, American Ted Givens works hard on a house designed to withstand any such hurricane, typhoon or tornado. Dutchman Koen Olthuis designs and builds floating houses, stadiums, mosques and golf courses around the world. German civil engineer Werner Sobek designs houses that are emission-neutral, completely recyclable and energy self-sufficient; he also researches intelligent structures that have muscles and nerves.