With the rise in sea-levels, Russian architect Alexander Remizov has designed a stunning underwater hotel in China that can act as a refuge for natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. Having an area of 1,51,000 sq-ft, it will almost cost the same as building an energy efficient house.
This hotel is designed keeping in mind, life after global-warming. The humdinger is that the architect states that it can be put together as quickly as in 3-4 months.
Addressing the concern over climate change, this ark is designed to float in water and also support independent life-systems in a bio-climatic house in the presence of ample amount of greenery.
Here are the notable features of ‘The Floating Ark’,
1. The floating hotel is made of a durable transparent foil and not glass.
Half of the hotel is UNDERWATER.
2. The Ark generates energy from wind, thermals and solar.
3. It can also be installed on land.
4. Construction would take only three to four months, using prefabricated pieces thereby making it easy to put it together.
5. It constitutes a single energy system that makes it easy to install photo-electric cells in the most viable angle to the sun.
6. It’s a floating greenhouse and has access to ample amount of sun-light as well.
7. The next is indeed here, it is also filled with Live Birds.
8. It has a load-bearing system of arches and cables that allows weight redistribution along the entire stretch of it, in case of an earthquake.
9. The Ark’s planned construction provides structural solidity from the framework i.e it is covered by a special foil made of ‘ethyltetrafluoroethylene’.
The foil itself is affixed to the framework by special metal profiles, which serve as solar collectors. This can be used for heating water and as gutters for collecting rainwater from the roof.
10. Remizov is currently seeking investors for his project.