Typhoon Haiyan Should Change the Way We Design Philippine Homes

I made a post on Reddit/r/IcanDrawThat to see if I could stir people's imaginations on how houses should be built in the future specially for typhoon prone areas. One of the many hazards posed by super typhoons is flying debris from substandard housing design. Flying corrugated metal roofs, sharp wooden splinters from 2x2x10x wooden poles and other flying maladies have ever since they were invented the average mainstay of most average income and below average income Filipino households.

This has to change if we are to believe that climate change will bring more supertyphoons to our country.

Like in Kung Fu, houses should not be built to withstand these lateral and vertical forces but rather to let them flow. Think "aero" and aqua dynamic. Let the typhoon winds and the waters flow.

So I derived some inspiration from igloos. Think of raised concrete igloos and their ability to withstand wind speeds of more than 200 mph. Do you think it's doable?

Let's see what the people on Reddit think. 

The post is here 
Filipino here and I'm beginning to think that these storms, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes are going to get worse in the future, not just here in the Philippines but around the globe. So in my 2:54'ish state of "wakefulness" I thought, "if houses were designed like elevated igloos, they might have considerably better chances of surviving the forces of winds reaching up to 195 mph. Seriously, I think engineers and architects should look into designs that offer less resistance to those kinds of forces and add a little elevation for storm surges. Here's some inspiration:

First submission:

by Professor Baby